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    30 years later: Tiananmen rally promotes religious freedom

    June 5, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Human rights advocates including Christians marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with a rally in Washington June 4, calling the U.S. to hold China accountable for past and continued human rights abuses.

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    Gene editing should be banned, bioethicists say

    June 4, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Evangelical bioethicists are calling for a ban – not just a moratorium – on gene editing even as it is being reported that fertility clinics desire to use the controversial technology.

    Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced in November...

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    Armed gunmen kidnap 19 Christians, kill one

    May 28, 2019

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    JOS, Nigeria – Suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a church choir practice and kidnapped 17 Christians in north-central Nigeria the evening of May 18. And the same night gunmen killed a Christian and kidnapped two others at a Baptist church, sources...

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    International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood (left) discusses the global refugee crisis with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on May 16 in Washington, D.C. IMB photo

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    Refugee crisis: IMB's Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill

    May 20, 2019

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Only days after witnessing Venezuelan refugees' plight on the Colombia border, and mere weeks after praying with refugees in Uganda, International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday, May 16 to...

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    Taiwan Christians lament new gay marriage law

    May 20, 2019

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    TAIPEI, Taiwan – A Christian coalition in Taiwan is lamenting the legalization of gay marriage there Thursday, May 16, months after a majority of voters rejected such unions in a nationwide referendum.

    Taiwan is the first Asian nation to legalize...

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    Nigeria violence draws joint religious liberty cry

    May 16, 2019

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    ABUJA, Nigeria – Escalating violence that has killed thousands of Christians in Central Nigeria must be addressed by the international Christian community and a Nigerian government that has harassed victims, a global religious liberty coalition...

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    A team of researchers has developed a technique for 3-D printing of living tissues, including a lung-like sac about the size of a penny. Rice University screen capture from YouTube.

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    3-D human organ printing called 'promising development'

    May 9, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Advances in 3-D printing technology have brought scientists a step closer to manufacturing organs for people in need of transplants.

    Evangelical bioethicists say the technology appears "promising" and "exciting," provided it does...

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    Asia Bibi exits Pakistan, joins family in Canada

    May 8, 2019

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    LAHORE, Pakistan – Persecuted Christian mother Asia Bibi has joined her husband and children in Canada, months after her acquittal of false blasphemy charges and her release from Pakistan's death row.

    Bibi's attorney Saif-ul-Malook told several...

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    Father barred from calling daughter 'she'

    May 1, 2019

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A father in Canada has committed "family violence," according to a Canadian court, for referring to his teenage daughter as a female in spite of her desire to transition to a male gender identity.

    The Supreme Court of...

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    Mozambique’s second major cyclone in six weeks, Cyclone Kenneth, has killed at least 38 people following the death of more than 600 people from Cyclone Idai in March. Screen capture from WKBN.

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    2nd Mozambique cyclone met with prayer, BGR response

    April 30, 2019

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    PEMBA, Mozambique – With Mozambique suffering its second major cyclone in the past six weeks, Baptist Global Response (BGR) has requested prayer for ongoing disaster relief ministry in the southeast African nation.

    "Pray for the people in areas...

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