August 2008 Headlines
In Gaza, pressure on the small Christian community is intensifying.
DENVER - The Obama campaign has made it clear: People of faith and the votes they represent are important. The official event kicking off the Democratic Convention highlighted that priority.
Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth, sits in the Himalayan nation of Nepal.
CWN.org -- Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday condemned anti-Christian violence in India, where more than 20 people have been killed in three days of violence as Christians clashed with Hindu mobs attacking churches, shops and homes.
In some ways, Aviles says, it's the desecration of her
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CWN.org -- Combining the biblical principles of faith and works, international evangelist Luis Palau's organization partnered with 600 Portland congregations to bring practical help and spiritual blessings to their city.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - "The Call" is spreading around the globe. This week, the prayer gathering was held in Indonesia, a country that has more Muslims than any other nation in the world.
BEIJING, China - While thousands of people were praying on the Mall in Washington D.C., 7,200 miles away in the Chinese capital, Olympic athletes were also meeting for a weekend of prayer and outreach.
WASHINGTON - One week from the Democratic convention and Barack Obama finds himself answering for a vote he made back in the Illinois state Senate.
Track and field star Stephanie Brown Trafton is bringing home the gold medal in the women's discus competition - a win many consider a huge upset victory or the United States.
Evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie, who lost his son in a car accident less than a month ago, received a standing ovation from nearly 30,000 people who attended the first night of his annual Harvest Crusades, Friday.
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CWN.org - Pakistan's president resigned this week amid a political crisis.
WASHINGTON D.C.- In times of trouble, national leaders have occasionally called the nation to pray and fast. Such was a moment this weekend when TheCall D.C. put tens of thousands of Christians on their knees right in front of Capitol Hill.
CWN.org - TALAMANCA, Costa Rica - Thousands of tribal people live in the jungles of Costa Rica. Most remain on isolated reservations, cut off from healthcare and education for their children.And when sickness comes, the situation can quickly turn desperate.
CWN.org - One year ago the world was watching as a group of Korean Christians were held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
CWN.org - Churches and other Christian ministries are helping refugees from the fighting in South Ossetia and Georiga.
Evangelist Todd Bentley, who has led nonstop revival meetings in Lakeland since early April, is separating from his wife, Shonnah, due to "significant friction in their relationship," his ministry announced Tuesday.
CWN.org - The Chinese government has strict rules about foreign evangelism at the 2008 Summer Games -- it is forbidden.
BEIJING - President Bush is encouraging China once again to allow greater religious freedom.
CWN.org -- As the United Nations and European nations send food and humanitarian aid to the embattled country of Georgia, a Christian relief agency is on the ground helping locate pockets of internally displaced people and bringing them assistance.
CWN.com - SONG ZHUANG, China - People all over China are embracing Christianity like never before.
A Michigan pastor is challenging his congregation and Christians across the country not to gossip for at least eight days. The campaign is called, "Gossip Free" and is set to begin on Friday, Aug 8.
CBNNews.com - The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on Anglicans worldwide to extend a ban on appointing gay bishops.
Mega-church pastor Greg Laurie called for young people to give their life to God during the memorial service for his son, Friday.
CWN.org - Some future church leaders in Europe recently took a crash course in living by faith.
Former American Idol contestant Chris Sligh has reached No. 8 on the Christian music charts.
Pope Urges More Action for Iraqi Refugees
Mega-church pastor Greg Laurie will gather with friends and family, Friday, Aug. 1, to remember the life of his son Chris, who died last week in a car accident.
The Beijing Olympics are now eight days away, but as China prepares for the games, Christians are facing more persecution.