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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.

       
Religious discrimination fuels ‘crisis of insecurity’ in Nigeria

Religious discrimination fuels ‘crisis of insecurity’ in Nigeria

Denial of religious freedom has fueled a “crisis of insecurity” and humanitarian tragedy in Nigeria, a scholar with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative said.

       
Doctor to refugees will receive BWA human rights award

Physician to Karen refugees will receive BWA human rights award

Cynthia Maung, a medical doctor who has devoted nearly 30 years to providing healthcare to refugees living on the Thailand-Myanmar border, will receive the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from the Baptist World Alliance.

       
Texas Baptist named to BWA general secretary search committee

Texas Baptist named to BWA general secretary search committee

The Baptist World Alliance executive committee named a Texas Baptist to an 11-member search committee for the global organization’s next general secretary.

       
Rural Canadian churches cross denominational lines to welcome Syrian refugees

Canadian churches cross denominational lines to welcome Syrian refugees

Three small-town Canadian congregations put aside theological differences and came together to sponsor the resettlement of three Syrian refugee families.

       
Experts compare religious freedom in the United States and abroad

Experts compare religious freedom in the United States and abroad

Complaints about religious freedom problems in the United States pale in comparison with atrocities faced by religious minorities abroad, the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador told a forum on tolerance.

       
BWA criticizes executive order regarding refugees and immigrants

BWA criticizes executive order regarding refugees and immigrants

The Baptist World Alliance criticized the United States for a presidential executive order indefinitely suspending refugee resettlement from Syria and temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

       
Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.

       
Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists discover the site where the Roman army breached the outer walls of ancient Jerusalem before capturing the city and destroying the Second Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.

       
West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

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.

       
God and games the Cunningham family business

God and games the Cunningham family business

Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham is not only Olympian Vashti Cunningham’s father, but also her coach—and her pastor.

       
Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives all glory to God

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives glory to God

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.

       
 
 
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