Month: November 2021

Christian Students in Egypt Beaten at School, Ordered by Teachers to Remove All Jewelry Bearing a Cross

Coptic students at an elementary and middle school in Egypt’s Minya Governorate were beaten up by teachers and fellow students after the headmaster ordered all Christian students to remove any jewelry bearing a cross. Believers in the Coptic community in Egypt often tattoo a cross on their wrist or wear necklaces or bracelets with a …

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Age of First Access to Pornography Falls to 8, Study Finds

Research in Spain fuels the political debate about limiting the power of the porn industry. Christian activists have long been alerting about the damaging effects on children and youth. The youngest Member of Parliament in Spain is leading an initiative to force porn websites operating in the country to install credible age verification systems. The …

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Children Are Among 10 Christians Killed in Overnight Raid

An overnight raid on a village in Nigeria’s Plateau state has left 10 Christians dead, including several children.  The attack on Ta’agbe village, in Miango District, was carried out in the early hours of Friday morning by radicalised Fulani herdsmen, reports International Christian Concern.  Witnesses said the attackers were carrying sophisticated weapons and shouting “Allahu Akbar”, …

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To Inspire the Next Generation, We Need to Do More Than Just Teach Them How to Survive

At Operation Mobilisation (OM) the call to live out the love of Jesus personifies our DNA. Our founder George Verwer literally wrote a book on it! The command to love God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself is at the centre of Jesus’ teaching. It’s a love that is seen most clearly at …

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“Protecting Children Is a Duty That Must Involve All of Us Without Distinction”

We talk to Salvador Martí, a Christian police officer and creator of a safeguarding workshop for children. Salvador Martí is one of those people who does not draw attention to himself, nor does he pretend to, but who suddenly hits the media for a significant initiative. He is a local policeman in Logroño, a city in the …

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More Adults Say They’re Not Planning to Have Children Amid Declining Birth Rates, Poll Finds

A growing number of U.S. adults who do not already have children say they are unlikely ever to have them as birth rates continue to decline across the country, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The Pew analysis is based on a sample of 3,866 U.S. adults ages 18 to 49 collected as a part …

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Roe v. Wade: Unscientific and Outdated

Mississippi’s 15-week limit on elective abortions — science-based, bipartisan, and reflecting the consensus of the governed — is forcing abortion proponents to face an inconvenient set of facts. For decades, those who championed unrestricted abortion until birth advanced two arguments to supersede all others. First, an unusually stringent loyalty to legal precedent that is questioned …

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“Only 2% of Churches Have a Clear Strategy for Children’s Ministry”

A multi-national Children’s Ministry Report warns that “there needs to be clearer communication and a stronger sense of purpose amongst all who are involved in children’s faith formation”. An international team of academic researchers and ministry practitioners from Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States have recently launched the Multi-national Children’s Ministry Report, …

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Steven Curtis Chapman on Using Music to ‘Build Bridges,’ Parenting Well in a Post-Christian Society (Exclusive)

For Grammy Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, the motive behind his music has been the same throughout his decadeslong career: It’s always been a means to a greater end.  “I’ve always loved all kinds of music, but Christian music, music about faith, gave me, even as a young man, something bigger that pointed me to …

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Alianza Evangélica Latina Launches New Commission to Respond to Unique Needs and Opportunities of Children

At their recent General Assembly, the Alianza Evangélica Latina (Latin Evangelical Alliance, AEL) decided to launch a children’s commission to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of children. World Evangelical Alliance Children’s Network Coordinator Rev Dr Rebecca Goropevsek joined the conversations with representatives of children’s ministries from several Latin American countries introducing the vision …

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