The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom renewed its call for the U.S. State Department to add six nations to its list of the world’s worst religious freedom violators.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Librada Cortez Martinez never imagined the Buckner Family Hope Center would become such an important resource for her entire family.
By Aimee Freston / Buckner International
A North Carolina pastor who has been jailed in Turkey will go on trial next month on charges he is a terrorist who used Christianity as his weapon.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
A Kenyan children’s home and school that serves orphans, vulnerable children and youth from Nairobi’s Mathare slums needs a reliable source of clean water, and Texas Baptist Men volunteers hope to provide it.
As Britain grapples with religious extremism, Parliament has turned its focus toward English schools.
By Catherine Pepinster / Religion News Service
As a playwright, author and spokesman for Bulgaria’s ministry of defense, Alexander Urumov wants to use his prominence for one purpose—“to draw attention to the name of Christ.”
Once an orphan at Buckner’s Seed of Hope Orphanage, Samwel Meraba dreamed of returning so he could help other people grow.
By Scott Collins / Buckner International
U.S. speedskater Maame Biney has a smile that can light up any room, a giggle that has charmed Olympic audiences and a joy her coaches say has carried her far in her athletic career at such a young age. But Biney said that smile “doesn’t mean my life is perfect.”
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Setbacks—and the death of her father—may have challenged Katie Uhlaender’s Christian faith, but they did not shake it loose.
After overcoming a life-threatening illness two years ago, Olympic pairs figure skater Alexa Scimeca Knierim had to relearn how to skate. For a time, she lost faith in herself, but she grew in her Christian faith.
Although Noah Welch thought a season-ending injury had derailed his career, in reality it proved to be the beginning of new life in Christ that has allowed him to see hockey in proper perspective.
By Tim Ellsworth / Baptist Press
At a competition, Olympian Kelly Clark heard someone tell a young female competitor who wiped out: “It’s all right. God still loves you.” That sent her back to her hotel room in search of a Bible.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service