'Duck Dynasty' star Reed Robertson gets engaged to long
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:00 GMT - Congratulations are in order for Jase and Missy Robertson's son Reed from "Duck Dynasty" since he has just gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend Brighton Thompson over the holidays.
Franklin Graham sees Obama 'beginning to acknowledge the plight of Christians being persecuted and killed by Islam'
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:51:00 GMT - After Islamists heartlessly killed nine Christian villagers in the Philippines and abducted more pastors in South Sudan, United States President Barack Obama finally acknowledged that Christians and other religious minorities from all over the world are suffering in the name of Islam.
Revolutionising Roman Catholic Church: How Pope Francis won the hearts of people in 2015
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:28:00 GMT - In many ways, Pope Francis revolutionized the Roman Catholic Church and made it possible for people from all walks of life to find an affinity with it.
45% of Democrats believe Christians are bigger threat to U.S. than Muslims; some Protestants and Catholics agree
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:05:00 GMT - Two-thirds of the American public believe that Muslims are a greater threat to the country than Christians, the just released results of a WND/Clout poll show. What is surprising though is that not a few Americans believe that Christians pose the greater danger.
31 Christians vs. 2,149 Muslims: Numbers contradict Obama denial of 'religious test' for refugees resettled in U.S. this year
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:54:00 GMT - This may sound incredible but it's true: Tens of thousands of Muslim refugees—who believe in the same god worshipped by the Islamic militants who are spreading terror worldwide—are being welcomed with open arms in Western and supposedly Christian nations while Christian refugees are kept out.
Stratfor 2016 forecast: Global intel expert sees more terror attacks, Islamophobia in West, fragmentation of Europe
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMT - In its just released forecast for 2016, the global intelligence company Strategic Forecasting, Inc. — known as Stratfor — says the Islamic State (ISIS) will not be eradicated in the new year but that the intensified military campaign against the jihadist organisation will weaken its conventional capabilities.
Terror expert warns that ISIS could cripple America, destroy cities with use of weapon of mass destruction
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:37:00 GMT - A distinguished terrorism analyst said U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a very disturbing message when he said in an interview before he left for his holiday vacation in Hawaii that the Islamic State (ISIS) "is not an organisation that can destroy the United States."
Ancient arch targeted by ISIS in Palmyra set to be replicated in London and New York
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:36:16 GMT - A 2,000-year-old arch from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra is set to be replicated in London and New York as a "call to action" against Islamic State, which has overrun the city.
2015 Most Admirable Men: Donald Trump ties Pope Francis at 2nd place; Obama still at No. 1 for 8th time
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:24:00 GMT - For the eighth straight year, U.S. President Barack Obama ranked first in Gallup poll's annual list of most admirable men in the world, the result of which was released on Monday. But that's not the big story.
Iran: Nine Christians arrested in church on Christmas Day
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:41:25 GMT - A group of Christians in Iran have been arrested while attending church on Christmas Day in Shiraz.
New Spiritual Disciplines: No.2 – The discipline of Flakelessness
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:40:32 GMT - In his second of a five part series on spiritual disciplines for the 21st century, Martin Saunders looks at our inability to commit.
Video of Catholic priest riding hoverboard during Mass goes viral
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:08:17 GMT - A diocese has criticised one of its priests for riding a hoverboard at the end of Mass.
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Pakistan: At least 21 dead in blast at government office
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:32:09 GMT - A suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70, officials said.
Iraqi army needs Kurds' help to retake Mosul, official says
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:10:53 GMT - The Iraqi army will need Kurdish fighters' help to retake Mosul, the largest city under the control of Islamic State, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said, with the planned offensive expected to be very challenging.
The forgotten Christians who faced persecution in 2015
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT - Christian persecution has dominated the news over the past year. From the escalating chaos in the Middle East, to the crackdown on churches in China's Zhejiang province, it's been a terrible year for some of the world's most persecuted minorities.
Five things no one tells you about getting engaged
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:27:13 GMT - Phoebe Thompson shares what she's learned since getting engaged. (Hint: It's ok to panic a bit.)
Having prayer difficulties? Christian dad discovers one prayer that always works
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:28:00 GMT - God always answers prayers, and He either answers with yes, no, or wait. Matt Chambers, a devoted Christian father who founded the non-government organisation Safeworld believes there is great power in prayer, and he always makes it a point to pray with his family.
Rick Warren shares how people can get a fresh start after engaging in premarital sex
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:15:00 GMT - God's laws concerning premarital sex have always been cut and dry. According to Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, God's standards never change and Christians should not be misled into thinking that today's culture have made it acceptable for people to engage in sex and live together prior to marriage.
The Briefing: Church And State
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:17:29 - Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin, one of the most visible and controversial figures in the Moscow Patriarchate, was fired last week.
Chaplin then launched into a fierce attack on
Boy, 9, opens PS4 from Santa, finds wooden replica with genital drawing
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:45:05 - SAUGUS, Mass. -- A Massachusetts 9-year-old's faith in Santa was "ruined" by a PlayStation 4 box containing a wooden block with a crude drawing of male genitals.
Brian Lundy said he and his wife, Kris
Police officer in Puerto Rico accused of killing three other officers
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:45:03 - PONCE, Puerto Rico -- A police officer in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed three fellow officers after taking them hostage Monday.
The arrested officer w
Many killed as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:45:02 - MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- An undetermined number of civilians were killed by Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, days after the government announced the defeat of the insurgent group.
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Rohani Says Muslims Must Correct Islam's Image
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 03:17:08 - Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Muslims must improve the image of their religion that has been damaged by extremist groups such as the Islamic State.
Rohani said at an Islamic conference in Tehra
Palmyra, Syria, arch threatened by Islamic State to be recreated in London, NYC
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:45:02 - LONDON -- Replicas of an arch in the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, among the last remaining parts of an ancient Palmyra, Syria, structure demolished by the Islamic State, will be erected in London and
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Hopeful Signs of Reconciliation in Myanmar's Troubled Rakhine State
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:00:13 - BANGKOK - In Myanmar's western Rakhine State, inter-communal violence in 2012 caused a surge of killings, arson attacks and mob violence that led tens of thousands of mostly Muslim Rohingya to seek re
Kenyan Bus Hero Says Won't Change Route After Attack
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:00:15 - The driver of a bus in Mandera, Kenya, that was attacked by al-Shabab last week said he has no plans to stop traveling his usual route after it came to light that he and his passengers saved the lives
Liverpool coach Klopp seeks more goals ahead of Sunderland game
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:19:02 - London, Dec 29 (IANS) Ahead of Liverpool's game against Sunderland in the English Premier League (EPL), head coach Jrgen Klopp has outlined his desire for his attackers to be more clinical in goal-sco
Liverpool forward Benteke hopeful of revelling under Klopp
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 02:01:04 - London, Dec 29 (IANS) Liverpool forward Christian Benteke feels confident he is primed to hit top form following a chat with head coach Jrgen Klopp last week on areas he can improve in order to become
Chinese golfer Liang appointed Team Asia vice captain
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 23:43:01 - Shah Alam (Malaysia), Dec 29 (IANS) Team Asia captain Jeev Milkha Singh has appointed Chinese golfer Liang Wen-chong as vice captain for the EurAsia Cup which will be staged at the Glenmarie Golf and
Americans attacking Sikhs thinking they're Muslims: Daily
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:35:01 - Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) As police investigate an attack on a Sikh man in California as a hate crime, a media report said violence and intimidation against Sikhs in the US has intensified since 9/11
Tamil films that wowed audiences
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:55:01 - Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Of the over 200 Tamil films released this year, there were a few that may not have necessarily created an impact at the box office but they appealed to a mixed audience with the
Intolerance, polarisation increasing in Goa: Archbishop
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:15:01 - Panaji, Dec 28 (IANS) Increasing intolerance and polarisation were creating an unpleasant and alarming situation in Goa, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said on Monday, calling for an urgent need for me
Dadri lynching: Meat found in fridge mutton, says report
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:01:01 - Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said that it would further act against people who fomented trouble in Dadri leading to the lynching of a Muslim man on rumours of beef eat
'New Year events against Kashmiris' religious sensibilities'
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:25:01 - Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Separatist women's group Dukhtaran-e-Milat here on Monday said the cultural programmes and concerts being organised on New Year's eve and other occasions are 'cultural onslaugh
Nature played pivotal role in timely completion of 'Nenu Sailaja'
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:11:01 - Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Director Tirumala Kishore says if it wasn't for the co-operation of nature when it was needed the most, work on his forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Nenu Sailaja" could not ha
A 'Roti Bank' comes up in Aurangabad for the poor
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:35:01 - Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Dec 28 (IANS) A unique 'roti bank' has been launched in this city, famous for its Ajanta-Ellora caves, for the poor. People can 'deposit' rotis and the poor, aged, sick or th
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