Nearly six months after Secretary of State John Kerry declared the murder of Christians in the Middle East “genocide,” Westerners are doing little to stop the killings, activists for the victims’ plight said.
By Adelle Banks / Religion News Service
Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham is not only Olympian Vashti Cunningham’s father, but also her coach—and her pastor.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
When Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win an individual medal in swimming, earning gold in the women’s 100-meter freestyle, she was quick to credit God for that accomplishment.
By Tim Ellsworth / Baptist Press
Micah Christenson spent the past year playing professional volleyball in Italy. He thought it would be fun, until he got there.
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.
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.
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.