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18 Chibok parents have died as wait for girls goes on

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas with close friends and family members, the Christians in Chibok prepare for another Christmas without their girls.

The 3 Fear Nots of Christ’s Birth

Lloyd John Ogilvie in his book ‘Facing the future without fear’ says there are 366 verses that say ‘Fear not' in the Bible, one for every day of the year, and an extra one for the leap year.

Pastors pews vastly disagree on discipleship success

PROTESTANT pastors are too hard on their churches. Either that, or churchgoers are too easy on them, according to a new Barna Group study on discipleship sponsored by The Navigators and NavPress.

Baptist group in Georgia opposes marijuana cultivation proposal

The resolution’s author, Christian Index Editor Gerald Harris, penned an editorial Nov. 24 terming medical marijuana a “Trojan Horse” being used in an “incremental approach to legalizing marijuana use.”

American Civil Liberties Union says stop prayers at council meetings

Monroeville solicitor Bruce Dice said he and council are working to create an ordinance to establish a policy regarding an invocation before council meetings.

Swansong for South Sydney bishop

Bishop Forsyth and his wife Margie had ministered in various posts including Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains, Holy Trinity Adelaide, and St Barnabas’, Broadway as well as the Sydney University Chaplaincy.

Christian refugees worse off than Muslim refugees?

"If the Christians stay in Syria and Iraq, they risk being eliminated by Islamic extremists and if they seek sanctuary abroad in the main refugee camps, they suffer abuse from those already there," the priest continued.

‘Megachurches seeing drop in weekly attendance’

Although the survey finds that general attendance numbers in a strong majority of megachurches are growing, the research also finds that weekly megachurch attendance numbers are dropping.

Chennai’s worst floods in a century highlight need for climate talks

TWO Christian Aid partner organisations, Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY) and the Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) are responding to the crisis by distributing food such as rice and dal, and non-food items to those affected.
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