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Israel announces limited Christmas permits for Palestinian Christians - Ma'an News Agency  18 Dec 2014, 12:09 pm


The Express Tribune

Israel announces limited Christmas permits for Palestinian Christians
Ma'an News Agency
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli official in charge of Palestinian civilian affairs in the West Bank said on Thursday that several measures were being taken to facilitate the movement of Palestinian Christians during the Christmas holiday season.
My world: Seen, heard, ignored and the absurdJerusalem Post

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7 Arguments Some Christians Use to Support Abortion Rights - Charisma News  18 Dec 2014, 11:00 am


Charisma News

7 Arguments Some Christians Use to Support Abortion Rights
Charisma News
But just because the Bible may be silent on a matter does not mean that it approves of the matter in question. Ancient Jews and Christians may not have felt the need to include an open statement against the pagan practice of abortion, because they ...

“Survivor” Finale: Introducing Middle America to Gay Christians - TheBacklot  18 Dec 2014, 9:54 am


“Survivor” Finale: Introducing Middle America to Gay Christians
TheBacklot
Early on this season of Survivor it looked like gay Broadway dancer Josh Canfield was going to be the major standout. Dynamic, outgoing, clever and just the right amount of devious, he was a clear front runner to win. Meanwhile, boyfriend Reed Kelly ...

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Local Gov't In Pakistan Demolishes Homes of Christian Families under Muslim ... - Gospel Herald  18 Dec 2014, 9:46 am


Local Gov't In Pakistan Demolishes Homes of Christian Families under Muslim ...
Gospel Herald
In a separate incident in another village within the same area of Pakistan, Aleteia reported that Christians were forced to leave after a Christian, Shahab Masih, married a Muslim woman, Ruksana Kosar, which enraged the local Muslim population in the ...

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Three Iranian Christians Cleared From Convictions; Watchdog Groups Praise ... - Gospel Herald  18 Dec 2014, 9:46 am


Three Iranian Christians Cleared From Convictions; Watchdog Groups Praise ...
Gospel Herald
"The judicial system should uphold the commitments made by the Iranian government both in its constitution and in International Agreements to provide religious freedom for its citizens and should end the prosecution and unjust imprisonment of ...

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What do Christians believe? - LaGrange Daily News  18 Dec 2014, 8:39 am


What do Christians believe?
LaGrange Daily News
As Christmas approaches my title seems to have extra relevance because for many this is the primary time they think about Christianity. I am the first to admit that those who call themselves Christian cover a spectrum from self-justification for ...
Christians, quiet your disquiet and outrage!Jamaica Gleaner

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Mean Christians - Christian Post (blog)  18 Dec 2014, 6:52 am


Christian Post (blog)

Mean Christians
Christian Post (blog)
A fellow blogger at the Christian Post has written a candid article on how Christians, not infrequently, attack other Christians on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Entitled, Welcome to the Christian Attack Culture, it illustrates how ...

'Three parent family' proposal condemned by Christians - ChristianToday  18 Dec 2014, 6:20 am


ChristianToday

'Three parent family' proposal condemned by Christians
ChristianToday
Proposals to make the UK the first country in the world to allow three-parent babies to be born have been strongly criticised by a Christian charity. Nola Leach, the Chief Executive of CARE, said draft legislation introduced in parliament yesterday ...

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Merry Christmas! 5 Takeaways from Media Coverage of Christians in 2014 - NewsBusters (blog)  18 Dec 2014, 6:10 am


NewsBusters (blog)

Merry Christmas! 5 Takeaways from Media Coverage of Christians in 2014
NewsBusters (blog)
But insulting Christians is a year-round sport, like bowling. Unlike bowling, you'll find all the best people doing it, from the New Yorker to Comedy Central, from CNN to Hollywood. Whether it's a “beef baby Jesus,” “climate-change Christmas carols” or ...
10 Christians who proved to be real Christians by supporting gay rightsGay Star News
5 Things Every Christian Should Do About 'Exodus' MovieCharisma News
Franklin Graham: Christians Should Never Renounce Jesus Christ--Even When ...Gospel Herald
Los Angeles Post-Examiner
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Prince Charles says he is 'praying fervently' for persecuted Christians - ChristianToday  18 Dec 2014, 3:57 am


ChristianToday

Prince Charles says he is 'praying fervently' for persecuted Christians
ChristianToday
Prince Charles used a visit to London's Syriac Orthodox Church in Acton yesterday to restate his concern fo the Christians of the Middle East and to call for peace. He was welcomed by His Eminence Archbishop Athanasius and the congregation, some of ...
Prince of Wales: Muslims are victims of fanatics' 'sacrilegious' actsThe Tablet (subscription)

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Cardinal Nichols reflects on his recent visit to the tiny Catholic community ... - Catholic Herald Online  18 Dec 2014, 3:49 am


Catholic Herald Online

Cardinal Nichols reflects on his recent visit to the tiny Catholic community ...
Catholic Herald Online
Please do all you can to proclaim Christ this Christmas, enthroning him in your hearts and in your home decorations, in your family banter and in your family prayers.And as you do so, please remember the people of Gaza. The Christians there will ...

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Christians not in favour of anti-conversion law: Archbishop Anil Couto - The Indian Express  18 Dec 2014, 2:48 am


Financial Express

Christians not in favour of anti-conversion law: Archbishop Anil Couto
The Indian Express
Christians are not in favour of any such law,” Archbishop Anil Couto said in New Delhi. “The fact that people are being offered Below Poverty Line (BPL) cards and other privileges within the domain of government adds to our fear that these elements ...
Christians slam 'ghar wapsi'Times of India

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Christian enclave in India fears violence as Hindus press for conversions - Washington Post  18 Dec 2014, 1:07 am


The Indian Express

Christian enclave in India fears violence as Hindus press for conversions
Washington Post
ALIGARH, India — The trouble started a few months ago, when Hindu nationalists swept into a small village where several families had converted to Christianity more than a decade earlier. They held a fire purification ceremony with the villagers, tore ...
Muslims, Christians in India were Hindus: Praveen TogadiaThe Indian Express

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Converted Christians return to Hindu fold in Bihar - Zee News  18 Dec 2014, 12:57 am


Converted Christians return to Hindu fold in Bihar
Zee News
Nearly a dozen poor Hindus, including women, were converted to Christianity at Barohiya village and Gangaldeh villages in Bhagalpur district, 200 km from here, early this week. "Three of those who converted to Christianity have returned to Hindu fold ...

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Visiting minister urges unity among Christians - Deseret News  17 Dec 2014, 5:43 pm


Deseret News

Visiting minister urges unity among Christians
Deseret News
The event was sponsored by Standing Together, a group working to bring Christians in the state together. “The work that Standing Together is doing is very significant, in pulling churches together to work to better our community. That's such a critical ...

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No, American Christians Should Not Support Torture - ThinkProgress  17 Dec 2014, 1:30 pm


ThinkProgress

No, American Christians Should Not Support Torture
ThinkProgress
Last Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a harrowing executive summary of a new report detailing the CIA's use of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” on prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay and other prisons. The summary described ...
Yes, Christians Can Support TortureThe Federalist

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Christianity under siege - Chicago Sun-Times  17 Dec 2014, 12:48 pm


Christian Post

Christianity under siege
Chicago Sun-Times
During this season of joyous religious celebrations and especially the holiday cheer enjoyed with family and friends during Christmas time, we should not forget that in too many corners of the world Christianity is under siege with Christians abused ...
Eritrea: Ethiopia is violating the rights of devoted ChristiansGeeska Afrika
Ethiopia's 'Islam Lesson' for the WestChristian Post
Europe Should Learn Ethiopia's 'Islam Lesson'FrontPage Magazine

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The Arab World's Vanishing Christians - Project Syndicate  17 Dec 2014, 11:14 am


Somaliland Sun

The Arab World's Vanishing Christians
Project Syndicate
In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will lead a midnight mass, while in Syria – where some Christians still speak dialects of Aramaic, similar to the ancient language Jesus spoke – celebrations are likely to be ...
Senators to Kerry: Give Iraq, Syria Christians refugee statusThe Hill (blog)
Portman Calls on Administration to Protect Syrian and Iraqi Religious MinoritiesPoliticalNews.me (press release)

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Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India - Jerusalem Post  17 Dec 2014, 6:44 am


Jerusalem Post

Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jerusalem Post
In early December, RSS offshoots began distributing pamphlets seeking donations for converting Christians and Muslims to Hinduism. According to the pamphlets it costs Rupees 2 lakh to convert a Christian and Rupees 5 lakh to convert a Muslim and the ...

Zionist Christians' war on the true meaning of Christmas - +972 Magazine  17 Dec 2014, 3:24 am


+972 Magazine

Zionist Christians' war on the true meaning of Christmas
+972 Magazine
The rhetoric of Christian Zionists consistently places loyalty to the modern state of Israel above the example and teachings of the Jesus born in Bethlehem whose birth Christmas celebrates. It's time to stop calling such groups Christian Zionists and ...
Israel's Wall in the Little Town of BethlehemThe Arab Daily News

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Franklin Graham: Christians should choose martyrdom rather than deny faith - ChristianToday  17 Dec 2014, 3:00 am


ChristianToday

Franklin Graham: Christians should choose martyrdom rather than deny faith
ChristianToday
The evangelist and founder of Samaritan's Purse was a guest on Fox News' The Kelly File and was asked about the plight of Christians in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. He spoke of the widespread persecution faced by Christians in the region, ...

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Bake this! 'Gay' cakemakers stick it to Christians - WND.com  16 Dec 2014, 6:58 pm


WND.com

Bake this! 'Gay' cakemakers stick it to Christians
WND.com
The demand by homosexual activists that Christian business owners provide pro-”gay” services in violation of their faith is reaching epidemic proportions, with even the New York Times taking notice with a headline, “Can't have your cake, gays are told ...

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