UKIP’s election win: What Christians are saying

By Cath Martin The votes are in and Nigel Farage is grinning like a Cheshire cat but what do Christians think about his historic election win? Here’s a round-up of some of the responses so far: God loves women (@God_loves_women): “I’m thinking of getting involved in local politics. We’ve now got a UKIP councillor locally. Pastor and blogger Dave Meldrum ‏(@vicardave):”blaming media coverage

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Persecuted Christians flee Iran, find hope and homes in Germany

By Benjamin Weinthal Iranian-born Muslims who converted to Christianity are breathing new spiritual life into communities across Germany, where they are fleeing to in increasing numbers to escape persecution back home. Men and women, who have been sentenced to the lash or worse for apostasy – converting from Islam – are forming a thriving community of Christian ex-pats in German cities

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The Lost Girls

Boko Haram’s horrific kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls is one part of a wider campaign to obliterate Christians Written by Jamie Dean Boko Haram’s campaign against Christians dates back to at least 2005, when the group began kidnapping pastors. In 2009, militants beheaded Nigerian pastor George Ojih after he refused to convert to Islam. The years that followed brought more attacks

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Kenya’s New Polygamy Law Bad For Families, Christian Leaders Say

Kenya’s new law legalizes polygamy, allowing men to marry multiple wives in a country where they previously were permitted to have one Written by Fredrick Nzwili  Under the new law there are five types of marriages in Kenya: Christian, Islamic, Hindu, monogamous and polygamous. Kenya is predominantly Christian, with Muslims making up about 11 percent of its population, mostly along

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God Loves Rich People Too

Christians need to adopt Jesus’ attitude toward the one percent By  Amu Julia Becker It’s been six years since the beginning of the Great Recession. Six years of conversations about unemployment, underemployment, mortgage-backed securities, and millions of Americans who have seen their fortunes fall. Six years of bemoaning Wall Street. Six years of reports about growing wealth disparity. Six years

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