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Protecting targets of ISIS’ genocide a religious freedom priority

Protecting targets of ISIS’ genocide a religious freedom priority

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson underlined the nation’s commitment to protecting religious and ethnic groups targeted by the so-called Islamic State as he issued his department’s first international religious freedom report since President Trump took office.

       
North Korea releases Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison

North Korea releases Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison

North Korea released a Canadian pastor who was convicted of attempting to undermine the regime of Kim Jong Un.

       
Dig this—Unearthed fishing village may be birthplace of apostles

Dig this—Unearthed fishing village may be birthplace of apostles

Archaeologists excavating in northern Israel believe they may have discovered the biblical city of Bethsaida, the hometown of three of Jesus’ apostles on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

       
Center offers hope to Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone

Center offers hope to Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone

The Ebola virus left thousands of children in Sierra Leone orphaned—abandoned, isolated and alone. But the Hope Center provides these children safe haven.

       
Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem

Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists recently discovered 2,600-year-old artifacts they say offer further concrete evidence of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem around 586 B.C.

       
Two Baptist pastors in Myanmar may face eight years in prison

Two Baptist pastors in Myanmar may face eight years in prison

Elijah Brown, next secretary of the Baptist World Alliance and executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, has joined other human rights advocates in urging international intervention on behalf of two Baptist pastors in Myanmar who have been detained since Christmas Eve and who could face up to eight years in prison.

       
TBM leaders advise Israeli officials on emergency mass feeding

TBM leaders advise Israeli officials on emergency mass feeding

Two Texas Baptist Men disaster relief leaders participated in an emergency preparedness exercise in Israel, where they advised Israeli official about mass feeding of civilians after a disaster.

       
Religious leaders shocked by attack on Ramadan and Pentecost

Religious leaders shocked by attack on Ramadan and Pentecost

Religious leaders prayed for London after another terrorist attack in Britain left seven dead and scores injured on the eve of the Christian holiday of Pentecost and during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

       
50 years after the Six-Day War, Israeli Jews reflect on the victory

50 years after the Six-Day War, Israeli Jews reflect on the victory

Israel marked the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War June 5. The conflict had a profound effect on many Israeli and Diaspora Jews that is felt until this day.

       
China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist believes China is experiencing "one of the greatest religious revivals of our time."

       

Commission identifies Russia as major violator of religious freedom

The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in its annual report.

       
Worldwide downward trend in restrictions on religion reversed

Worldwide downward trend in restrictions on religion reversed

The number of countries with “high levels” of restrictions on religion due to government policies or actions of people increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend, according to a new study.

       
Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births by 2035

Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births by 2035

Within 20 years, the number of Muslim babies being born is expected to surpass Christian births, but there still will be more Christians in the world.

       
TBM seeks funds to feed mothers and children in Kenya

TBM seeks funds to feed mothers and their children in Kenya

National Woman’s Missionary Union has asked Texas Baptist Men to help provide food for 350 World Crafts artisans and their families in Kenya who are experiencing drought and famine.

       
Buckner sends food, water filters to flood victims in Peru

Buckner International sends food, filters to flood survivors in Peru

Buckner International is shipping more than 500,000 meals and 400 water filters to Peru to help 630,000-plus people who have been affected by the worst floods to hit the nation in 20 years.

       
 
 
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