Pastor Alex Himaya on How Christians Can Stop Being "Conversation Stoppers" When it Comes to Religion
The best compliment I've received in a long time was "Really? You're a pastor?" It was on an airplane and it was from the man seated next to me.

Groups Rally for Meriam Ibrahim's Release Outside the White House In Washington, DC
Demonstrations continue today in Washington D.C. for the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian wife and mother who is facing death for apostasy.

6,000 Police Officers Raid Church Looking for Billionaire South Korean Pastor
Thousands of South Korean police raided a religious compound Wednesday in their search for a businessman wanted in connection with an April ferry sinking that killed over 300 people.

Militants Post Gruesome Photos of Mass Killing in Iraq
The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed Sunday to "liberate every inch" of captured territory.


    

WORLD

Anti-Israel Protests Hit Paris as Thousands Rally in London

Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over into France.

Protesters run by a fire barricade near the aerial metro station of Barbes-Rochechouart, in Paris, on July 19, 2014. Photo by AFP

CHURCH

Police, Christian Protesters Clash In China Over Church Cross

Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church on Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building, according to witnesses and online accounts.

MISSIONS

God Is Using the Border Crisis to Bring Many Illegal Immigrant Children to the Gospel

God is using the border crisis with illegal immigrant children to bring many of them to the Gospel.

June 20, 2014 Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. (AP)

PERSECUTION

Iraq's Second-Largest City Is Now "Free of Christians" After Islamic Extremists Give Ultimatum

Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity.

A house in Mosul, Iraq, has the words "property of ISIS" painted on a wall.

PERSPECTIVES

Why the U.S. Owes Christians and Other Persecuted Iraqi Minorities Assistance

Just 11 years ago, there were 1.5 million Christians living in Iraq. Since the U.S. war there, that number has plummeted to approximately 400,000 -- and it is still falling fast. The chaos created by the U.S. invasion, occupation, and withdrawal, as well as the ongoing Syrian civil war and insurgent-fueled unrest in much of Iraq, has dramatically increased the persecution and pressure on Iraq's Christians and other religious minorities.


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