World

Hostage situations

Produced by Michael W. Smith, ‘Kabul 24’ is a film about eight Western aid workers  who were held hostage by the Taliban in 2001 – and escaped. Weeks before their attack on the World Trade Center, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden captured eight Western aid workers in an attempt to hold back a military […]

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“Manager was martyred”

The widow of a Christian who was martyred by Muslims in the Gaza Strip prays for revenge, but not the usual kind, her friend Hanna Massad told participants at the New Baptist Covenant regional meeting in Oklahoma. Rami Ayyad, manager of Gaza’s only Christian bookstore, was abducted and executed Oct. 7, 2007, as he closed […]

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Christians reportedly beheaded in Somalia

Four more Christians have been beheaded in Somalia, according to the Washington-based human rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC). The four Christians had been working for a non-governmental organization that aids orphans in southern Somalia. The Islamic extremist group al Shabaab, which has ties to al-Qaida, “kidnapped and eventually beheaded the Christians after they refused […]

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Iranian Christians refuse to deny faith

Two Iranian converts to Christianity are standing strong in their faith, according to a report from Iran by the Farsi Christian News Network. The two converts, Marzieh Amirizadeh, 30, and Maryam Rustampoor, 27, were summoned to appear in what FCNN described as “the revolutionary court” in Tehran on Aug. 9. The women have been detained […]

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Study says ex-gay Life has 53 percent success rate

In findings that directly contradict mainstream academic thought, 53 percent of subjects in a new seven-year study reported successfully leaving homosexuality and living happily as heterosexual or celibate persons. The study by psychologists Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University is a follow-up to one released two years ago […]

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Local rapper Proverb Newsome shares the Gospel in Cambodia

This spring, Musicianaries International, Inc., a Life that uses food, music and evangelism to meet real needs in Cambodia, lost a key figure in their organization when their founder, Christian recording artist Bobby Michaels, passed away while ministering in Cambodia. Fortunately for the Life, West Palm Beach rapper Proverb Newsome has stepped into the musical […]

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Beyond the campus

Campus Crusade for Christ International reaches students, as well as spouses, athletes and remote villages Most of us have heard of the organization Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI), yet few are aware that the Life reaches out to more than just college students. With more than 27,000 missionaries around the world and 225,000 volunteer […]

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Luis Palau shares the Gospel with Scotland’s Highlands

Luis Palau spent two weeks evangelizing in Scotland at more than 60 outreach events in a dozen towns throughout Scotland’s Highlands. Most of the sparsely populated towns impacted by the campaign have not witnessed such a large scale effort since Palau’s previous Scottish campaigns that ran from 1979–1981. “You can definitely sense the secularization and […]

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Audio Bibles for American troops

Faith Comes By Hearing, the world’s foremost Audio Bible Life, is honoring America’s military through the Military BibleStick project. “We felt burdened to bring the Word of God in audio to our troops,” said Morgan Jackson, the Life ‘s international director. “So, we developed a special, portable Audio Bible for the military, loaded it with […]

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China persecutes human rights lawyers

Chinese authorities have closed a legal research center in Beijing and revoked the licenses of more than 50 attorneys in what some observers says is a bid to exert greater control over human rights activists. Officials from Beijing’s Civil Affairs Bureau arrived early Friday at the legal research center of the Open Constitution Initiative rights […]

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