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In speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, best-selling author, former Muslim and outspoken critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, offered five amendments to the religion of Islam that Muslims should take seriously if they really want to bring about a peaceful reformation to their religion. In discussing her new book, Heretic: Why Islam…

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Following the martyrdom of Coptic Christian men by Libyan Islamic State (IS) militants in February 2015, the names of 21 of the martyrs were widely shared. The martyrs were kidnapped from Sirte, Libya, where they were working. Initially, it was believed that all of the men killed for their faith were from small villages in…

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One week after the Copts of al-Our village in southern Egypt were attacked by an angry mob seeking to stop a church from being built, Copts in el-Galaa village endured the same treatment. El-Galaa is home to 1,400 Copts who had been served for 38 years by the small 60-square-meter Virgin Mary Church. With their…

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Kenyan Christian leaders mourned and offered prayers on Easter Sunday for the 148 people, mostly Christian students, slaughtered last week at Garissa University College. The Kenyan government has meanwhile responded by bombing bases belonging to terror group al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the attack. “We join the sufferings of the relatives and the victims with the sufferings…

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Shifts in the world’s major religions will see Islam growing faster than any other faith, with the number of Muslims nearly equaling that of Christians by 2050. A new Pew Research Center study finds that with the exception of Buddhists, the world’s major religions will all see an increase in numbers by 2050, although some will…

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Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of students and staff. The death toll in the attack by Somali Islamists on a university in northeastern Kenya on Thursday has risen to 147 and the siege has ended, the country’s disaster response agency said. “UPDATE: 147 fatalities confirmed…

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Americans are adopting fewer children from abroad than they have in decades. In 2014, there were 6,441 foreign adoptions in the U.S., the lowest number since 1982 and 74 percent less than 2004, which was the highest year for foreign adoptions in the U.S. There are several reasons for the decline. In the last few years, the…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has written an Easter Message where he said that even though he can’t call himself a “model church-going, God-fearing Christian,” he relies strongly on his faith, and believes that Christianity is “the bedrock of a good society.” Some, such as Madeleine Teahan, the associate editor of the Catholic Herald, have…

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The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest now given over exclusively to the production of corn and soybeans, the number of farmers is lower than it has ever been. I don’t know what the average number of acres per farmer now is, but I…

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This week we talk to actress and producer Roma Downey – on location in Morocco – about her new series, A.D. The Bible Continues. The series premieres Easter night on NBC. We also spotlight hip hop artist Derek Minor and talk about his latest album, Empire. Plus, we welcome a guest host to the show, find out what the Pope’s been up to…

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New Study: Champions of religious freedom tell Christians, ‘Keep your faith to yourselves.’ As America’s religious landscape grows more diverse, we see Christianity’s cultural dominance fading. While a vast majority of the country and our leaders still identify as Christian, many conservative Protestants sense a growing animosity toward themselves and their beliefs. For the Christian…

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One hundred years ago this April, the first genocide of the 20th century began in modern-day Turkey. From 1915 to 1923, 1.5 million Armenians were executed or massacred or died from starvation, torture, or disease. The phrase “crimes against humanity” was first used to detail the carnage, which many scholars and historians label genocide. During…

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