Trailer for 'When God Left the Building'

Trailer for 'When God Left the Building'

Though most Americans identify themselves as Christians, they mostly no longer attend

Christians around the world are embracing an ancient symbol of their faith as a sign of solidarity in the face of ongoing persecution of their fellow religionists in the Middle East.

A Christian genocide symbolized by one letter

As jihadists expel Christians from Mosul, the international community responds

A British emplacement after a German gas attack at Fromelles, July 19, 1916.

World War I centenary: five historians, two questions

What caused it? Can it happen again?

Pope shares his secret to being happy

Pope shares his secret to being happy

Francis gives an Argentine magazine interviewer a 10-point recipe for happiness

Kids doing sex crimes at record rate after minds are 'warped by porn'

Kids doing sex crimes at record rate after minds are 'warped by porn'

Hard-core pornography is more accessible on the Web and eight-year-olds are being charged

Screen grab of citizen video showing police clashing with Christians in eastern China over ‘illegal structures.’

Chinese police clash with protesters over cross removal

The congregation surrounded the church and prevented police from getting close

Joseph Coles: began having sex with his stepdaughter when she was 10-years-old.

Three abortion clinics fail to report rapist stepfather of 12-year-old

The abortion was then botched and the little girl almost died of internal hemorrhaging

Before the 2003 US-led invasion more than a million Christians lived in Iraq

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

'France is outraged by these abuses that it condemns with the utmost firmness'

Joseph Coles: began having sex with his stepdaughter when she was 10-years-old.

Three abortion clinics fail to report rapist stepfather of 12-year-old

The abortion was then botched and the little girl almost died of internal hemorrhaging

According to the group Life Dynamics out of Texas who just published a shocking report on how sexual pedophiles use abortion to cover their rapes, one rape victim was taken to three – yes three clinics who, according to Life Dynamics, failed to report the abuse.

As Life Dynamics reports, a...

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The spiritual significance of a traditional church wedding

The spiritual significance of a traditional church wedding

Why are fewer couples relying on religious institutions as they take their vows?

It’s an iconic image: the white dress, the church bells, the priest, the traditional vows repeated by an earnest, fresh-faced couple. Many elements of the archetypical American wedding echo the formality and traditions of the country’s largest single religious tradition, Roman Catholicism. But Ca...

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Filming begins on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan

Filming begins on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan

Story of a missionary who became an apostate and collaborated in Christian persecutions

The film, in preparation for years, tells the story of a Portuguese Jesuit missionary who became an apostate and collaborated in the persecution of Christians. Lay and religious experts involved, especially the Jesuits. The impact on the Japanese Church. Actors include Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe,...

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'Sexting' could lead to criminal record, kids warned

'Sexting' could lead to criminal record, kids warned

UK police highlighted that images posted to the Web are almost impossible to remove

Schoolchildren in Nottinghamshire have been warned that sending sexually explicit pictures via text and social media could lead to a criminal prosecution.

The police sent a letter to all schools in the county, citing the recent case of a teenager who received a caution after ‘sexting’ her...

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What does the Bible say about premarital sex?

Does the Bible really condone premarital sex?

The church has a responsibility to practice discipline in regard to flagrant, known sin

Occasionally church leaders email me, asking for my opinion on various personal or church problems. This spring, I received a note from a church leader in another city. The location isn't important, because the situation he outlined is common across the nation.

He wrote of how a number of...

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A British emplacement after a German gas attack at Fromelles, July 19, 1916.

World War I centenary: five historians, two questions

What caused it? Can it happen again?

To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, RFE/RL Balkans Service correspondent Dragan Stavljanin polled a few leading historians of the period to ask about the causes of that tragic conflagration and about possible parallels between that time and the world a century later...

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Kids doing sex crimes at record rate after minds are 'warped by porn'

Kids doing sex crimes at record rate after minds are 'warped by porn'

Hard-core pornography is more accessible on the Web and eight-year-olds are being charged

Hundreds of children in Britain have been arrested for rape as hard-core internet pornography has become more prevalent, says the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

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Screen grab of citizen video showing police clashing with Christians in eastern China over ‘illegal structures.’

Chinese police clash with protesters over cross removal

The congregation surrounded the church and prevented police from getting close

Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church on Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building, according to witnesses and online accounts.

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IRS promises atheist group to investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' churches

IRS promises atheist group to investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' churches

'Secrecy breeds mistrust, and the IRS should know this in light of its recent scandals'

The Internal Revenue Service has reached a lawsuit settlement agreement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, agreeing to investigate churches that violate a federal law that activist groups often cite in an attempt to silence them by threatening their tax-exempt status.

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This screen grab is believed to show Dr. Lee Silverman, who fired back at Richard Plotts when the psychiatric patient opened fire on Thursday at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage with his own gun

Psychiatrist shoots patient who grazed his head and killed a caseworker in front of him

A Pennsylvania doctor is being hailed a hero today after he seriously injured a patient who went on a shooting spree in his office.

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Before the 2003 US-led invasion more than a million Christians lived in Iraq

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

'France is outraged by these abuses that it condemns with the utmost firmness'

France has said it is ready to welcome Christians fleeing the area of Iraq controlled by Islamic State group's fighters, saying it is "outraged" by their persecution.

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Christians leaving Mosul

The Muslim who gave up his life for Mosul’s Christians

A university law professor was killed for speaking out against anti-Christian persecution

Chaldean website ankawa.com says a university professor was killed after speaking out against anti-Christian persecution. Meanwhile, the Islamic State has set the jizyah at 450 dollars

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Pope Francis embraces Pastor Giovanni Traettino

Pope in Caserta asks pardon for persecution of Pentecostals

He asked forgiveness for any Catholic words or deeds that harmed Pentecostals in the past

Pope Francis returned to the southern Italian city of Caserta on Monday for a private visit to the Pentecostal community known as the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation.

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Screen grabs of the shrine of Jonas, revered by Christians and Muslims alike, exploding near Mosul in northern Iraq.

Muslim militants blow up tombs of Biblical Jonah and Daniel in Iraq

According to Isis, the mosque that housed Jonah’s tomb 'had become a place for apostacy'

Members of a militant Muslim group have blown up the tombs of the biblical prophets Jonah and Daniel, according to reports.

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Former Italian Minister Claudio Scajola taken into custody on suspicion of helping businessman flee Italian justice after a conviction for Mafia links. The Mafia still cloak themselves in symbols of Catholicism, and the region's bishops have had enough.

Italian bishops try to reveal truth behind mafia's faith

The godfather at a child's baptism who also orders brutal crimes is, sadly, very real

In southern Italy, the Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta and other organized criminal gangs still cloak themselves in symbols of Catholicism, and the region's bishops have had enough.

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Christians around the world are embracing an ancient symbol of their faith as a sign of solidarity in the face of ongoing persecution of their fellow religionists in the Middle East.
As jihadists expel Christians from Mosul, the international community responds

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