Senator Rand Paul: US Constitution silent on question of marriage, so why change it?
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:54:00 BST - The United States government should keep its hands off the religious convictions of others and should not redefine marriage, Republican presidential aspirant Rand Paul said.
Obama gets image boost with 2 Supreme Court decisions, Charleston church eulogy
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:34:00 BST - President Obama's image got a needed boost with the the US Supreme Court decisions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage and his emphatic eulogy for the nine people who were killed in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mississippi officials consider options to avoid issuance of gay marriage licenses
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:00 BST - Mississippi has started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as one state official floated the idea of getting out of the business altogether.
What do we know about the faith of the 2016 presidential candidates (so far)?
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:39:46 BST - Faith matters when it comes to the presidential election. So what do the candidates believe?
Why it's time to lose the fish car sticker
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:27:57 BST - Why it's time to lose the fish car sticker
Justin Welby expresses 'deep concern' after Episcopal Church allows same sex marriage
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:08:43 BST - Bishops of The Episcopal Church in the US have voted to change its marriage law to allow clergy to conduct ceremonies for same-sex couples.
Abortion clinics stay open in Texas after High Court suspends legal restrictions
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:58:00 BST - The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily suspended an appeals court ruling that threatened to close down 10 of the 19 abortion clinics in Texas.
Body of Nigerian Youth For Christ chair discovered, ex colleague confesses murder
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:26:43 BST - The body of the chairman of Youth for Christ in Nigeria, an eminent academic and elder statesman of the African nation, has been found murdered.
Pastor Russell Moore advises parents: Talk to your children about same
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:16:00 BST - If there is one thing Christians should do about the Supreme Court's decision last week that legalized same sex marriage in the United States, then that should be having "the talk" with their children about the controversial ruling.
Online petition urges US Congress to pass constitutional amendment on marriage
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:56:00 BST - Following the US Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the US, an online petition has been launched to urge Congress to declare that marriage as only between a man and a woman.
India: Pastor and church members beaten after 50 Hindu nationalists storm prayer meeting
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:27:42 BST - A pastor and several church members were injured in an attack on a Christian prayer meeting in Kerala, southwest India by suspected Hindu nationalists earlier this month.
Church of England appoints women's ministry pioneer as fifth female bishop
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:13:45 BST - A woman priest who has been a pioneer in women's ministry is to be the fifth woman bishop in the Church of England.
Chibok schoolgirls brainwashed to 'cut the throats of Christians'
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:10:24 BST - The Chibok schoolgirls taken by Boko Haram last year have been "brainwashed" and are carrying out orders to kill on behalf of their captors, witnesses have claimed.
Justin Bieber joins week
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:07:00 BST - Reformed bad boy and Canadian pop star Justin Bieber went to Sydney and attended the week-long gathering at a Hillsong Pentecostal church, which is further proof that the Christian singer is committed to leave his partying, drugs, and arrogance behind and turn his life around for the better.
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US Supreme Court upholds lethal injection drug, says pain inherent in any execution
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:42:00 BST - The US Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of a drug in its lethal injection to execute death-row inmates.
Katy Perry battles nuns over convent sale
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:30:57 BST - Pop star Katy Perry is embroiled in a bizarre legal case; she's battling a pair of nuns for the right to buy their old convent.
How much should you pay to stop an abortion?
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:04:40 BST - There's a website called prolifeantiwoman.com where an anonymous woman claims that she is seven weeks pregnant and planning to have an abortion, but is giving pro-lifers the chance to stop it – by donating $1 million in 72 hours.
Cuba: Arrests, fines and travel bans... 'Troubling' rise in targeting Christians
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:55:34 BST - Churches in Cuba are increasingly being targeted by the government and forced to pay huge sums of money, Christian Solidarity Worldwide has warned.
Kuwait Detains 60 Suspected of Islamist Militant Links
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:00:47 -
KUWAIT - Kuwait has detained 60 people and closed a local charity for alleged violations in raising funds for Syrians, local media said Tuesday, as part of a crackdown on suspected militant links ...
Roller Coaster Ride Far From Over for Chinese Stocks
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:00:17 -
BEIJING - China's stock market continued its roller coaster ride Tuesday, with shares first dipping, but rising dramatically in the last few hours of trading on what analysts said was a government ...
KKK Gets OK to Hold Pro
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:00:10 -
The white supremacist Ku Klux Klan has received approval from South Carolina officials to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the state capitol, a newspaper reported on Monday, less than two weeks ...
Bosnian Serb Leader Drop Srebrenica Genocide Resolution
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:01:04 -
BANJA LUKA, BOSNIA - A top Bosnian Serb politician urged the United Nations on Monday to abandon plans for a British-drafted resolution on the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying its adoption by the ...
US Authorities Investigate Fires at Black Churches
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:00:43 -
U.S. federal authorities say they are investigating a series of fires at predominantly black churches in recent days, but there is no indication the blazes are related.
The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of ...
Rabbi Hits Road to Heal Jewish
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:00:48 -
PARIS - France is on high alert after last week's gruesome terrorist attack near the city Lyon. It comes just six months after deadly Paris shootings. One community is particularly worried - French ...
Texas Attorney General Claims Limits on Gay Marriage Ruling
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:00:26 -
The attorney general in the southern U.S. state of Texas says county clerks and judges do not have to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings if they have religious objections, following a U.S. ...
S. Korea Christians Protest Gay Rights Festival
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:17 -
SEOUL - The U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating marriage equality nationwide has energized gay rights supporters around the world. Gay rights remain a highly contentious issue in a key U.S. ...
Steps taken for minority
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:30:05 -
The central government and Delhi Police have informed the Delhi High Court that adequate steps have been taken for the security and safety of the churches and minority-run institutions in the ...
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Court stays release of Sunny Deols Mohalla Assi
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:30:02 -
A court here on Tuesday restrained the release of Sunny Deol-starrer "Mohalla Assi" countrywide saying a prima facie case was made out that the movie contained "filthy language". Civil Judge Kishor ...
Bangladesh China ink treaty for tunnel under river
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:30:01 -
Bangladesh on Tuesday signed an agreement with China to build a tunnel under the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong, a media report said on Tuesday. The Bridges and Road Transport Ministry inked the ...
BJP launches campaign over Nabakalebar fiasco
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:09 -
Protesting the gross deviation in the 'Brahma Parivartan' ritual of the deities in Shree Jagannath temple, the Odisha BJP on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong 'Shree Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' ...
Congress snatches a win in Meghalaya
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:04 -
Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election from Chokpot assembly constituency, with Bluebell Sangma snatching the seat from the Garo National Council (GNC) regional party. Sangma ...
E.L. Jamess Twitter interaction goes berserk
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:03 -
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James's Twitter Qamp;A quickly went awry as people used the AskELJames hashtag to bombard the writer with questions and comments that made fun of her much parodied ...
Congress wins Meghalaya by
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:30:07 -
The ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election in Meghalaya's Chokpot assembly constituency, with Bluebell Sangma defeating her nearest rival Phillipole D. Marak of the National People's Party by ...
World ignores atrocious persecution of Christians Pope
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:30:02 -
Pope Francis on Monday deplored the "atrocious, inhumane and inexplicable persecution" of Christians still taking place in many parts of the world and "often beneath the eyes and sealed lips of ...
Trinamool suspends two Bengal legislators
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:05 -
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday suspended two of its legislators - Seuli Saha and Silbhadra Dutta - for anti-party activities. "They have been suspended from the party for ...
Facing backlash Kolkata college goes soft on dress code
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:05 -
Facing a backlash over its decision to impose a dress code on its students, the city's Scottish Church College has now urged its pupils to attire themselves considering the country's "rich culture" ...
Prohibitory orders on Jammu
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:04 -
Ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, prohibitory orders have been imposed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the main route for the annual Hindu pilgrimage. District Magistrate Ramban on Monday ...
AMU to set up intermediate colleges across UP
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:03 -
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will set up English medium Intermediate Colleges across Uttar Pradesh as a tribute to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the university, on his bicentennial birth ...
30 injured in Ghaziabad communal violence
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:02 -
Around 30 people, including three policemen, were injured as Hindu and Muslim mobs clashed here in Ghaziabad over the use of loudspeakers, police said on Monday. Several vehicles were set on fire ...
BJP womens wing protests at Congress headquarters
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:30:04 -
The BJP's women's wing staged massive protest outside Congress headquarters against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning 'Raksha Bandhan' in his 'Mann ...
Jung orders probe into Delhi jailbreak MHA seeks report
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:30:07 -
Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two prisoners from Tihar jail while the central government sought a report from jail officials on the ...
Sreesanth says he has full faith in court
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:30:02 -
After a court in New Delhi on Monday deferred to July 25 the framing of charges in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case involving him, former cricket speedster S. Sreesanth said he has ...
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