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Coptic Christian Teacher Shot to Death by Islamic Militants in Sinai

A Coptic Christian teacher in northern Sinai was shot to death by suspected Islamic militants while he was on his way to school, according to a security chief in Egypt.

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Michael Brown Says Shame on Christian Leaders Who Stay Silent About Washington Supreme Court’s Ruling in Barronelle Stutzman Case

There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty today. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular than prophetic, leaders who prefer the favor of people over the favor of God.

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Former Obama Faith Adviser Joshua DuBois On How The Black Church Can Help Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies

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When the Black church gets involved with issues it is “not supposed to” get involved with, great things tend to happen.

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China Arrests 4 South Korean Missionaries, Deports 32 More Amid Crackdown on Evangelism

The communist government of China has arrested four South Korean Christian missionaries and expelled at least 32 more after carrying out a series of police raids on churches, according to reports.

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How Racial Disconnect Complicates Lifeway’s Decision to Stop Carrying Christian Rapper’s Album

Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. But it can also be discouraging. Even small instances of culture clash are hard to overlook when you’re in the minority.

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How to Get Things Done in a Presidential Fashion

Presidents’ Day is this Monday, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things done. Here are ten of our favorite tips from former U.S. presidents. Continue reading “How to Get Things Done in a Presidential Fashion”

Michigan Civil Rights Commission Report says Flint Water Crisis is Connected to ‘Systemic Racism’

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday released a scathing report arguing that “systemic racism” played a part in Flint’s water contamination crisis. Continue reading “Michigan Civil Rights Commission Report says Flint Water Crisis is Connected to ‘Systemic Racism’”

Is it Possible to Identify the Slave Ports Through Which My Ancestors Came?

Dear Professor Gates:

I am an amateur genealogy enthusiast seeking help with my family tree research. How can I find records of slave trading in the U.S.? I know my grandparents on both sides of the family were born in Mississippi and Tennessee, but I’m pretty sure their parents didn’t arrive straight from Africa or the Caribbean to those states. How can I locate the areas from overseas that embarked slaves to the U.S. and which states in which they disembarked? I have relatives all over but have been concentrating on Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. —Toni Stovall Continue reading “Is it Possible to Identify the Slave Ports Through Which My Ancestors Came?”

Pastor Recounts How Church Welcomed Norma McCorvey, “Jane Doe” of Roe v. Wade Case, After She Became a Born-again Believer

Pastor Flip Benham baptizes Norma McCorvey on Aug. 8, 1995. (Courtesy)

Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the infamous Roe v. Wade case—Henry Wade was District Attorney in Dallas, TX at the time—that decriminalized the killing of pre-born babies (and with its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, allowed the killing to continue right through the third trimester), died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at age 69.

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