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Yousef Nadarkhani

Recant or face execution, Iran tells pastor

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

Belief in Bible grew as employment declined: Gallup

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.

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.”

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.
Mahmoud Abbas

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

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.
Arab League

Arab League to seek full UN membership for Palestinians

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.
Hands tied

How does God want us to handle persecution?

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.
Persecution on the rise

Is 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.
South Sudanese soldiers

South Sudan celebrates independence amid concerns

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.
Paulson Pulikootil

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

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.
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