An Australian judge has suggested that legalized abortion and the availability of contraceptives may strip away the stigma surrounding incest and lead to its legality one day.
Burundi Wants Churches to Have at Least 500 Members and a Building Before They Can Register; Foreign Churches Need 1,000Friday July 11th, 2014 06:33:39 PM
Citing a survey last year which found that there were some 557 practicing Christian denominations in the small Central African nation, Burundi's lower house of parliament has passed a bill requiring churches to have at least 500 members and a building to stanch the "proliferation of churches" in that country.
Rockets fired from Lebanon have hit Israel territory near the northern town of Metula, near the border. Meanwhile, the death toll from the conflict with Gaza has reached over 100 on Friday.
China and Russia Top Governments Responsible for Damaging, Vandalizing Churches, Mosques, Says New StudyFriday July 11th, 2014 03:58:52 PM
The Chinese, Russian and Tajikistan governments bore responsibility for the destruction of over 100 houses of worship in their respective countries in 2012.
A Polish doctor who refused a woman's request for an abortion procedure because of a "conflict of conscience" with his Roman Catholic beliefs has been fired from the hospital he works at.
ISIL Members Dig Up Grave of Biblical Prophet Jonah, Torch 11 Churches as Christian Population Rapidly Shrinks in IraqThursday July 10th, 2014 05:24:56 PM
A local Nineveh official in Iraq confirmed last Friday with almost certainty that militant members of the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) dug up the grave of revered biblical prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) in the east of Mosul as Christians continue to flee that country by the hundreds daily.
Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Continues 'Frightening' Spread; Samaritan's Purse Directing Efforts at Liberia Isolation CenterThursday July 10th, 2014 03:58:33 PM
As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus in history continues its "frightening" spread, now having taken at least 518 lives, Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse has said that it is now directing efforts at an Ebola isolation center in Liberia.
American Atheists to Launch World's First Atheist TV Channel; Promises 'Superstition-Free Programming'Thursday July 10th, 2014 01:48:31 PM
The American Atheists group announced that the world's first all-atheist TV channel will launch on July 29 through streaming service Roku, promising "superstition-free programming' for adults and children.
Colombia Catholic Bishops Decry Human Rights Abuses: People Are Living in Anguish, 'Forgotten By All'Thursday July 10th, 2014 01:38:13 PM
The Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Colombia has decried the human rights abuses continuing to take place in the country, where Christians are sometimes killed for offering a different way of life than joining drug trafficking groups.
Michelle Hui was thrilled to learn she and husband Ross were pregnant again after having two other children. But that joy soon turned to grief when she had a miscarriage six weeks into her pregnancy; amazingly, doctors did not realize that she was actually pregnant with twins and that one had survived the miscarriage. Now the family is rejoicing in their daughter's miraculous birth and health.
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