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.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
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.
By Tim Ellsworth / Baptist Press
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.”
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
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.”
The president of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is disputing reports on the Internet the school is up for sale. (BNG)
By Bob Allen / Baptist News Global
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $20,000 to field personnel to help facilitate the safe passage of 90 Syrian Christians seeking asylum in Belgium.
By Aaron Weaver / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
“The reason Africa is suffering is women are not educated. Less than 1 percent of them have received education through high school. They live on less than $3 per month.”
Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom asserts.
By Aysha Khan / Religion News Service