(RNS) Most of us can look back at seasons of darkness and observe the wondrous unfolding of God in our lives, says Christian teacher and author Nancy Ortberg.
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As a record number people fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East fill European refugee camps, Slovakia would prefer to take in only 200 and ideally Christians who will stay there, a ministry spokesman said.
Human rights observers say 45 women and 19 children, including 11 families were taken Thursday. They are among hundreds of residents, Muslims and Christians, whose families have lost touch with them since the militants captured the area.
They are being held for suspected crimes including embezzlement, state media. One of their lawyers called it a “smear campaign” as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to obliterate signs of Christianity.
Korean-American Peter Hahn’s case is seen as part of a sprawling crackdown had forced hundreds of Christian missionaries out of China,
(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as “a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers.” But it also puts some of our worst impulses on display.
(RNS) A new demographic report looks at “the three most important indicators of ‘vitality’ for the Catholic Church” — the number of Catholics, the number of parishes, and the number of priests. Some indicators do not bode well for the church’s future.