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Died: John ‘Jack’ Templeton Jr., Billionaire Philanthropist Who Backed Science-Religion Research

Leader died two days before $1.7 million Templeton Prize was awarded to Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche communities.
Died: John ‘Jack’ Templeton Jr., Billionaire Philanthropist Who Backed Science-Religion Research
Templeton Foundation

John “Jack” Templeton Jr., who took over the foundation that his wealthy investor father created in 1987, died on Saturday, May 16, at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was 75.

The cause of death was cancer, according to a family member. Templeton died ...

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Sister Momeka: Liberate Christian Lands from ISIS

(UPDATED) After State Department approves visit, nun tells US congressmen that Iraqi Christians wish to return home.
Sister Momeka: Liberate Christian Lands from ISIS
AsiaNews

The US State Department relented and Sister Diana Momeka received a vistor's visa to speak out about religious persecution in the Middle East at a congressional hearing earlier this week.

"Uprooted and forcefully displaced, we have realized that ISIS’s plan ...

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Cancer Causes InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Leave Campus Ministry Early

Major campus ministry 'enters leadership transition.'
Cancer Causes InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Leave Campus Ministry Early
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

In the midst of moving its national office today, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship dropped some big news: President Alec Hill is leaving, after 14 years at the helm. And he's actually leaving nearly a year earlier than expected—due to cancer.

"We are deeply ...

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Violence, Persecution Spread in Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian forces condemned for ongoing aggression. Orthodox Church criticized.
Violence, Persecution Spread in Eastern Ukraine
Church in Chains

Last June, pro-Russian separatists raided a Pentecostal church service in eastern Ukraine and kidnapped four Christian leaders. Some 35 days later, authorities discovered the bodies of the four, who had been tortured, in a mass grave.

The killings in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, ...

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Indonesia Executes Drug Smuggler Whose Faith Inspired Hillsong’s Brian Houston

(UPDATED) Funeral for Andrew Chan, whom Sydney pastor communicated with 'almost every day,' involves his own eulogy.
Indonesia Executes Drug Smuggler Whose Faith Inspired Hillsong’s Brian Houston
Mercy Campaign

Update (May 8): At today's funeral for Andrew Chan, held at Hillsong Church in Sydney, a eulogy written by Chan himself was read:

Thank you all for gathering here on this day to witness something great. It's a day that I will arise from my own coffin, right now ...

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Catching American Sex Offenders Overseas

Christian law professor calls for federal international mandated reporting law.
Catching American Sex Offenders Overseas
GRACE

Imagine you are the elderly wife of a low-level missionary at a remote Christian hospital and elementary school in the developing world.

By happenstance, you witness the highly esteemed chief physician repeatedly spending long hours alone with a young girl in a private ...

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Baptist Pastors Won’t Hear Ben Carson after Young Pastors Object

(UPDATED) Adventists warn pastors to steer clear of endorsement in light of Carson's campaign.
Baptist Pastors Won’t Hear Ben Carson after Young Pastors Object
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Update (May 8):

It’s not just young Baptist pastors who are worried about mixing religion and politics when it comes to Ben Carson’s campaign for president.

Carson backed out of speaking at a gathering of Southern Baptist pastors recently, after some young ...

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Died: Billy Ray Hearn, CCM Pioneer Who Discovered Amy Grant, Keith Green, and Steven Curtis Chapman

Michael Card, Twila Paris, and other stars of contemporary Christian music pay tribute to Sparrow Records founder.
Died: Billy Ray Hearn, CCM Pioneer Who Discovered Amy Grant, Keith Green, and Steven Curtis Chapman
Gospel Music Association

Billy Ray Hearn, a pioneer of contemporary Christian music (CCM), died Wednesday.

Hearn, 85, launched the careers of Amy Grant, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, and BeBe and CeCe Winans.

“He was the first true label A&R (artist and repertoire) guy who started ...

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Abortion Pill Reversal Allows Women to Change Their Minds—and Saves Lives

Progesterone dose reverses mifepristone effects. Critics dismiss it as ‘junk science.’
Abortion Pill Reversal Allows Women to Change Their Minds—and Saves Lives
LinePharma

About one year ago, Rebecca Medina, a 25-year-old nursing student in Orange County, California, faced a defining moment in her life. Conflicted about having an abortion, she took the 200 mg mifepristone abortion pill at the last possible moment, took a nap, and when she woke ...

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Pro-Evolution Tenured Professor Laid Off from Nazarene University

(UPDATED) President puts Tom Oord's termination on hold after three-quarters of faculty vote 'no confidence.'
Pro-Evolution Tenured Professor Laid Off from Nazarene University

Update (Apr. 22): Theology professor Tom Oord’s termination has been placed on hold, and he will be allowed to teach his summer classes at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU).

President David Alexander apologized in an email to faculty on Saturday, three days after ...

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Russell Moore and John Perkins Reflect on Racism at ERLC Summit

'I could have never known that we would be sitting here together,' said Perkins to fellow Mississippi native.
Russell Moore and John Perkins Reflect on Racism at ERLC Summit
Alli Rader

Growing up in Mississippi, 84-year-old John Perkins recalls seeing signs on Baptist churches that read “Everybody welcome.”

Everyone, that is, except Perkins and other African Americans.

“I could have never known that we would be sitting here together, ...

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Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk.
Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary
Deann Alford

Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government?

That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional ...

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$1.7 Million Templeton Prize Awarded to L’Arche Disability Ministry Founder, Jean Vanier

Inspired by Vanier, Henri Nouwen wrote his last book about Toronto’s L’Arche community.
$1.7 Million Templeton Prize Awarded to L’Arche Disability Ministry Founder, Jean Vanier
Templeton Foundation

Jean Vanier, who in 1964 founded the first L’Arche community for people with and without intellectual disabilities, has been awarded the Templeton Prize, valued at $1.7 million.

The prize, one of the world’s largest, is given annually to a living individual ...

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Prominent Advocate for Persecuted Christians Resigns After Sex Assault Conviction

Barnabas Aid defends its work as 'much bigger than one man' after jury rules Patrick Sookhdeo groped employee and intimidated witnesses.
Prominent Advocate for Persecuted Christians Resigns After Sex Assault Conviction

The founder and director of one of the world’s largest advocates for persecuted Christians has resigned after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in his office on Valentine’s Day last year.

Trustees of Barnabas Aid International were "saddened" ...

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Died: Leanne Payne, 82, Prominent Leader in Pastoral Care, Healing Movement

Author of seven books, she supported orientation change for gays and lesbians.
Died: Leanne Payne, 82, Prominent Leader in Pastoral Care, Healing Movement
Courtesy, Baker Publishing

Leanne Payne, the author of seven books on pastoral care who held healing conferences in North America, Europe, and Australia, died on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. She was 82.

Payne founded Pastoral Care Ministries (PCM) in the early 1980s, which held healing conferences at ...

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