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While violence plagues inner city Chicago, light bearers make a difference

By Mark Ellis

It has one of the highest crime rates in the United States. Yet amidst the wanton gang-related violence of Chicago’s inner city, Christian ministries are making a difference.

“Fourteen people were killed and 80 wounded over the 4th of July weekend,” says Rob Baker, national representative for CRU Inner City.

Nigeria: 50 killed in attacks during Sunday morning church services

By Illia Djadi

Scores were killed and five churches were burned down as militants raided Christian villages near Chibok, where nearly 300 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.

On June 29, assailants on motorbikes and in pick-up trucks stormed Kwada village around 8.30am, as people were gathering for regular Sunday church services, local sources said.

Meriam Ibrahim’s baby disabled because she gave birth in chains

By Jeremy Reynalds          

The Sudanese woman who gave birth in a Khartoum prison with her legs in chains has said that her baby daughter is disabled as a result of her treatment.

Writing for Britain’s Daily Telegraph, Harriet Alexander said that Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to hang for apostasy on May 15, when she was heavily pregnant with her second …

Billy Graham will release never-seen video message about Heaven

By Dan Wooding       

A new video message from Billy Graham is in production and is set to release on Nov. 7, 2014, in honor of his 96th birthday. The program, called “Heaven,” is being released to churches as an evangelistic tool, in conjunction with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s “My Hope 2014″ with Billy Graham campaign.

Greek Orthodox Church opposes Bible distribution

By Nico Bougas                        

Almost 300 volunteers from Greece and around the world are gathering in Halkidiki,  just outside of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. They are preparing for a week-long, major summer project.

The participants are coming from as far afield as Australia, Iceland, South Africa, New Zealand, Romania, Canada, the UK and the USA. Their purpose is to distribute modern Greek New …

How a Franciscan monk and Christian radio led an addict to Christ

By Peter Wooding

Locked away in the room of a hostel in northern England, where many other addicts were staying, a Gospel of Matthew booklet given by a monk and a battered old radio helped save Bruce Pearson’s life.

A life of abuse and addiction brought …

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Customer service leads to prayer of salvation

By Bob Smietana

Victoria Cano was getting ready to close the LifeWay Christian store one Saturday in Amarillo, Texas, when she noticed a woman entering the doors.

As is her custom, Victoria asked the woman if she needed any help.

The woman, who was hearing impaired, came up to the counter and motioned to Victoria, asking for paper and pen. Victoria found them …

Muslim extremists strangle 12-year-old daughter of convert to Christianity

By Morning Star News

Hassan Muwanguzi, poisoned earlier this year in Uganda by Muslim relatives, did not expect the Muslim extremists who threatened to kill him on June 16 to murder his 12-year-old daughter.

Muwanguzi did not recognize the four men who appeared at his door that evening and forced their way into his home in Katira, outside Mbale in eastern Uganda, …

Christian in Egypt sentenced to six years for ‘liking’ a Facebook page

By Morning Star News

A young Christian man in Upper Egypt, accused of blaspheming Islam for “liking” a Facebook page, was sentenced June 24 to six years in prison, shocking the Coptic community and other Facebook users.

Judge Hazim Hany of Armant Criminal Court found Kerolos Shouky Attallah, 29, of Al-Mahamid village near Luxor, guilty of violating two articles of the Egyptian …

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His prayer to receive a ‘spirit guide’ brought torment, but God brought deliverance

By Melissa Nordell

Born to a typical Catholic family in Indiana, Joe Minnich always wanted to be successful. Although he attended Mass every school day growing up, he was never taught the scriptures or the plan of salvation — an experience shared with many others in too many churches.

In his mid-20′s, Joe strived to become successful as a car salesman so he read …