The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Violent Islamist attacks in France and Germany have piled pressure on the two governments to search for new ways to confront the grim challenge they now face—radicalized Muslim youth.
By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
Baptist mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life significantly influenced Olympian Michael Phelps during rehab after his second arrest on a drunken driving charge.
By Tim Ellsworth / Baptist Press
Steele Johnson and David Boudia earned a silver medal in Rio. But the synchronized divers insist they find their identity in Christ, not on an Olympic podium.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
East Texan Mackenzie Brown may be the only woman on Team USA’s archery squad, but she is just one of the guys in another way. Like her coach and many of her fellow bowmen, Brown, 21, is an evangelical Christian.
Caeleb Dressel made a big splash in his Olympic debut Aug. 7, winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay team. Take a close look at him during some of his competitions, and you may notice a Scripture reference written across his face.
Olympic gymnast Jake Dalton bears a tatoo that reminds him of his source of strength. It quotes Philippians 4:13—”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia.
Aminata, an orphaned survivor of the Ebola pandemic that ravaged West Africa two years ago, would have been buried alive if she had not coughed. Today, U.S. Christians can rescue Ebola orphans such as Aminata from the crushing ravages of poverty.
By Marv Knox / Editor
The Buckner Family Hope Center in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, provided funds that enabled a child who had been blinded in one eye to secure a prosthesis.
By Aimee Freston / Buckner International
After nearly three years of waiting, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service granted asylum to a Baptist minister and his family who were deported from Kazakhstan.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Officials with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative urged President Obama to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa to deal with what they called “one of the worst humanitarian crises of our day.”