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How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival

It won't. And that's (mostly) a good thing.
How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival
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The remains of Fidel Castro are being displayed in Havana as part of Cuba’s nine days of official mourning for the deceased dictator. Many world leaders will not attend the funeral next week for the man who raised literacy rates but kept a rigid grasp on civil rights.

For ...

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Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian

Longtime missionary's books trained generations of pastors.
Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian
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Only a few Christian leaders in South America have won as much unanimity in life as Russell Phillip Shedd.

The esteemed pastor, theologian, missionary, teacher, writer, and lecturer died last weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived and served for more than 50 years. ...

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Five Men Sentenced to Death for Burning Christian Couple Alive

Ruling on 2014 incident is rare moment of justice for Pakistani Christians facing blasphemy allegations.
Five Men Sentenced to Death for Burning Christian Couple Alive
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Last week, Pakistan sentenced five men to death for the murder of a Christian couple who were burned alive in November 2014 for setting fire to some pages from a Qur’an.

A mob of about 600 people beat to near-death Shahzad Masih, 26, and his five-months-pregnant wife Shama ...

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White Evangelicals Grade Trump, Republicans, and the Media

Pew looks at satisfaction with the election, and what voters think the new president should do first.

In one of the first surveys after the 2016 presidential election, the Pew Research Center asked voters to weigh in on what grade Donald Trump (and others) should receive, what he should do first, and whether they will give him a chance to succeed.

Among white evangelicals voters—one ...

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First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy

Uproar over alleged 'misuse' of Qur'an creates tense situation for pluralistic country.
First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy
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Thousands of Indonesians protested this week after police named the first Christian governor of the nation’s capital, Jakarta, as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as “Ahok,” was appointed in 2014 after his ally ...

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France Punishes Pro-Life Websites for False Advertising

Meanwhile, US states split on disclosures by Christian pregnancy centers.
France Punishes Pro-Life Websites for False Advertising
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The French government introduced plans this fall to create a “digital trading hindrance” to pregnancy websites that don’t clearly identify their pro-life view.

“Being hostile to abortion is an opinion protected by the civil liberties in France,” ...

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The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election

How searches for the end times, praying for government, and other topics changed from 2012 to 2016.
The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election
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On Election Day, more people were searching the Bible for topics involving the end times than for praying for government.

And the top Bible verse of the 2016 presidential election: 2 Chronicles 7:14.

In the New International Version, the passage reads, “If my people, who ...

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Global Evangelical Leaders: Trump’s Win Will Harm the Church’s Witness

Conference call explores election consequences on evangelicals overseas.
Global Evangelical Leaders: Trump’s Win Will Harm the Church’s Witness
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Some evangelical leaders around the globe worry that the recent US presidential election has damaged Christian moral witness, and will fuel discord abroad.

In a conference call Tuesday, a week after Donald Trump’s win, more than 70 ministry presidents, pastors, and scholars ...

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Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

Dramatic election ends with historic victory for Donald Trump.
Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals
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Exit polls suggest that “Never Trump” was never a likely outcome for white evangelical voters, who showed up to support President-elect Donald Trump at their highest margin since 2004.

Despite reservations expressed by many evangelical and Republican leaders, white ...

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Top 10 Stats Explaining the Evangelical Vote for Trump or Clinton

(UPDATED) These surveys suggest how—and why—evangelicals will split more than usual in 2016 election.
Top 10 Stats Explaining the Evangelical Vote for Trump or Clinton
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Last week, Donald Trump said that if evangelicals vote, he would win the 2016 presidential election. But while he commands a clear lead over Hillary Clinton for their support, surveys also show that American evangelicals are muchmoredividedthisyear compared to previous elections. ...

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