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Slovakia to Only Accept Christian Refugees of Syrian Civil War


The Slovakian government has recently agreed to take in 200 refugees from Syria and other countries, taking part in an EU resettlement scheme to help tens of thousands of migrants resettle across Europe. However, the government also specified that it will only accept Christians. READ MORE

Crowd-Funding Website Seeks to Raise $200,000 to Support Colorado Baker, Forced to Bake Same-Sex Wedding Cakes


Hours after the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, August 13 that a Colorado baker cannot cite his religious beliefs to refuse making a same-sex wedding cake, supporters of the baker have set up a crowd-funding website “to raise funds to support Jack Phillips and protect his freedom of speech and freedom of religion,” according to the website.READ MORE

Aid-in-Dying Bill Reintroduced by California Lawmakers


A bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide was reintroduced by California lawmakers on Tuesday after the bill had stalled due to opposition from the Catholic Church, fellow Democrats, and disability rights activists.READ MORE

Violence in Iraq

Iraqi Christians Seeking Asylum Met With Jail Time in the U.S.


20 Chaldean Christians from Iraq are being held at a prison in California for attempting to cross the border from Mexico to the U.S., according to a humanitarian group. The group of 20 Chaldean Christians had come to the U.S. seeking asylum, but were caught at the border without proper documentation. READ MORE

Planned Parenthood

Arkansas Governor Terminates State's Contract with Planned Parenthood


Arkansas became the fourth state to cut funds to Planned Parenthood when Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson canceled the state’s Medicaid contract with the organization on Friday, August 14, following the leaked videos of Planned Parenthood executives speaking of the selling of aborted fetal tissue. READ MORE

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Refusing Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples


A Kentucky county clerk is facing lawsuits for refusing to issue marriage licenses to both gay and heterosexual couples. READ MORE

Saeed Abedini

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Faces Abuse in Iran Prison, According to Recent Report


Detained American pastor Saeed Abedini has been facing abuse from guards at his prison cell, according to a human rights agency. READ MORE

West Career and Technical Academy

Nevada High School Sued for Denying Student's Proposal to Start Pro-Life Club


A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Nevada high school and the school district, on Thursday, for denying a student’s proposal to start a pro-life club at her high school. READ MORE

Colorado Court of Appeals Courtroom

Colorado Court Rules That Christian Baker Must Provide Service to Gay Couple


A Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that Christian baker, Jack Phillips, cannot cite his religious beliefs to refuse service to gay couples. In 2012, Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, was requested by gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins to bake a cake for their wedding. Phillips refused the request, saying that he is willing to make other baked goods for them but not a wedding cake because of his religious beliefs that marriage should be between a man and a woman. READ MORE

Union University in Tennessee

Union University Cuts Ties with CCCU Over Beliefs on Same-Sex Marriage


Union University, a Christian school in Tennessee and Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member since 1991, announced Thursday, August 13 that it has withdrawn its membership from the organization in response to two CCCU member schools that endorsed same-sex relationships. READ MORE

Sudan Bans Two South Sudanese Pastors From Leaving the Country After Trial


South Sudanese pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith, who were released from prison last week on Wednesday, August 5 after facing the death penalty, were met with travel bans when the two pastors and their families tried to leave Sudan. READ MORE

Days of Dialogue

50 Years After Watts Riots, Police Officers and Koreatown Angelenos Engage in Dialogue on the Future of Policing


Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), along with co-host American Civil Liberties Union of California (ACLU), hosted ‘Days of Dialogue: Future of Policing’ on Tuesday, August 11 at Oriental Mission Church in Koreatown, Los Angeles. This event is a part of the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles (INVLA)’s Days of Dialogue program, a platform for community members and leaders from different organizations and government positions, including the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), to gather and exchange perspectives on issues surrounding policing and its effect on the community. READ MORE

Egyptian Coptic Christians

Families of 21 Egyptian Coptic Martyrs Beheaded by ISIS to Receive New Homes


The families of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian martyrs will receive new houses built by U.S.-based Christian organization Focus on the Family. The houses will be constructed in Samalut city in northeastern Egypt. READ MORE

East Texas Baptist University

Sixteen States Support 3 Christian Universities in Challenging Contraception Mandate


Sixteen states have agreed to support 3 Christian universities in their challenge to the contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act.READ MORE

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders to Speak at Liberty University in September


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a “Democratic Socialist” who is also a Democratic presidential candidate, has accepted an invitation from Liberty University, the large evangelical Christian university, to speak at a convocation at the school on September 14. READ MORE

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