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Recant or face execution, Iran tells pastor

Yousef Nadarkhani

IRANIAN pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces execution unless he renounces his faith in Christ, a written verdict from the country’s supreme court has confirmed.

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

Belief in Bible grew as employment declined: Gallup

Job Seekers

BELIEF in the Bible hit a 35-year low in the United States in May 2008 when unemployment was at the relatively low level of 5.4 percent, but has begun to rebound over the past three years as unemployment has climbed to over 9 percent.

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in Americas,World | Read More »

Christian evangelical leader calls Oprah Winfrey ‘antichrist’

MIKE Bickle, leader of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), has said that 57-year-old former talk show host Oprah Winfrey is “the antichrist.”

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

Ageing Church of England ‘will be dead in 20 years’

THE average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a “crisis” of “natural wastage” will lead to their numbers falling “through the floor”, the Church’s national assembly was told.

July 16th, 2011 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds

Mahmoud Abbas

Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults.

July 16th, 2011 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

Arab League to seek full UN membership for Palestinians

Arab League

THE Arab League will ask the United Nations to upgrade the Palestinians to full member status, from the ‘observer’ status that it currently enjoys, according to a recent draft statement from a league meeting in Qatar.

July 16th, 2011 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

How does God want us to handle persecution?

Hands tied

PERHAPS, you are wondering if handling is the right word to use vis-à-vis persecution. Though I can think of alternate words like tackling and confronting, you and I know they don’t fit in this context of persecution.

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in Editor's Blog | Read More »


Persecution on the rise

In its annual ‘Hall of Shame’ report released by International Christian Concern, a Washington-based human rights group, India was rated among the 10 worst persecuting countries of Christians.

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

South Sudan celebrates independence amid concerns

South Sudanese soldiers

THE Republic of South Sudan may have become the world’s newest independent country Saturday, but questions and threats about the country are still pending.

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Africa,World | Read More »

Are you on your own mission or are you aligned to God’s mission?

Paulson Pulikootil

WHEN you talk with the tall and wirelike Paulson Pulikottil about God’s mission, his voice gets excited. You can almost feel his pulse quickening. You get the sense of a man who is simultaneously grateful, active and eager to be God’s tool.

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Ministries | Read More »

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