May 2008 Headlines

Isolated People Discovered in Brazil

A new isolated tribe has been discovered in the Amazon, proving the existence of groups in the area believed to have never had contact with the outside world.

Bad Weather Hampers China Relief Efforts

In China, bad weather is hampering relief efforts in Sichuan province, the region devastated by this month's deadly earthquake.

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Three Christian Converts Imprisoned -- Police in the southern Iran city of Shiraz this month cracked down against known Muslim converts to Christianity, arresting members of three Christian families and confiscating their books and computers.

Reaching Mexico City's Darkest Neighborhoods

Israel leans back against a cast-iron gate on the streets of Mexico City's Tepito barrio. With arms crossed in front of his chest and head bowed in prayer, he shifts his weight, then wipes a tear from his eye.

Drought Leaves Ethiopia Starving

Ibro's little girl is starving.

Lakeland Revival Miracle Healings Continue

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Since April 2, what appears to be a powerful move of God is shaking Lakeland, Fla.

Quake Victims Cling to the Word of God

MIANYANG, SICHUAN PROVINCE, China - Sunday morning, In the city of Mianyang, close to the epicenter of the quake, a chorus of praise rises to the heavens.

Rescue of Girls Ignites Islamic Rampage

NINGI, Nigeria - Islamists under the auspices of a paramilitary force last week destroyed six churches to protest a police rescue of two teenage Christian girls kidnapped by Muslims in this Bauchi state town.

Private Funeral Held for Dottie Rambo

Private funeral services for Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, a legendary gospel singer and songwriter, were held Monday in Nashville, Tenn.

OB Relief Brings Hope to Chinese Victims

BEIJING - Rescue workers are still digging in mounds of rubble to find survivors from China's massive earthquake.

Jamaica Moved by Christian Festival Series

Motorcycles, music and ministry came to three cities in Jamaica this month.

Global Prayer Day Gathers Thousands - On the Global Day of Prayer millions of Christians in 201 nations lifted their voice in one accord.

The Miracle Called Israel - Sixty years ago, May 14, 1948, the modern State of Israel was born. The circumstances of Israel's re-birth were anything but average. In fact, some say Israel's renaissance -- after 2,000 years -- was nothing short of miraculous.

Isaiah Scroll on Exhibit for Israel's 60th - JERUSALEM, Israel - In honor of the nation's 60th anniversary, the Israel Museum put a 2,100-year-old scroll on display for the next two months.

Jerusalem's 'Call' Heard Around the Globe

JERUSALEM, Israel - For the first time, TheCall and the Global Day of Prayer teamed up in Jerusalem for an event that was seen around the world.

OBI Brings Food to Myanmar Orphans

Operation Blessing International reached an orphanage in Myanmar Sunday, delivering much needed food to the children. CBN News just spoke with an OBI relief worker who says the children are still rattled from the cyclone that hit the country just over a week ago.

Prayer Transforms Argentina's Most Dangerous - Prayer is transforming the lives of some of Argentina's most dangerous criminals

Dottie Rambo Dies in MO Bus Wreck

Joyce 'Dottie' Rambo, a legendary gospel singer and songwriter, died early Sunday morning when her tour bus crashed into a highway embankment in Southwest Missouri. She was 74.

Dallas Kicks Off '90 Days of Blessing'

DALLAS, Texas - Every year millions of Christians from around the world take part in the Global Day of Prayer. But in Dallas, area churches, community leaders and even government officials say prayer is just the starting point to bless the city.

Thousands Gather in Jerusalem to Pray

JERUSALEM, Israel - It's the biggest prayer gathering in history and it's happening this week.

S. African Ministry Takes Prayer to the Streets - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Some may ask, what difference can the prayers of one person make?

Power of Prayer Changing Lives in Indonesia

NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia -- Christian World News is taking a closer look at how the power of prayer transforms lives.

Beijing Christians Prepare for Day of Prayer - Even as Beijing prepares for the Olympics, Christians there are getting ready for the Global Day of Prayer.

Armed Men Threaten Turkish Church men, one of them armed with a gun and wearing gloves, threatened a Protestant church and its pastor in the Turkish capital city of Ankara yesterday. The culprits fled in a car before police could be summoned.

Churches help missionaries serve Mexico City homeless -- The police were standing around a grimy box on a street in Mexico City.

Bible School Houses Cyclone Victims -- (DALLAS) -- While other ministries and relief groups battle legal hurdles to get aid to cyclone victims in Myanmar, Gospel for Asia is providing immediate assistance thanks to its long presence there.

Relief Groups Scramble to Aid Myanmar

(CNN) -- The United Nations and international relief organizations are scrambling to aid Myanmar, saying Friday's cyclone was the worst disaster the country had suffered in years. Myanmar officials expect the death toll to top 15,000. The country has "massive, massive" needs, UNICEF spokesman Patrick McCormick told CNN. "I think it's the biggest disaster

Pakistani Christians praying for Israel

Karachi (AsiaNews) – Christians across Pakistan are praying for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel in the hope that one day Islamabad and Tel Aviv may establish diplomatic relations and allow them to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, said Asharf P. Butt, president of the Association of Pakistani Christians, at a press conference in Karachi organised to express best wishes for Israel and its population.

Missionaries struggle to stay afloat: Donations can't keep up as dollar's value declines

Every month, Phil Davis receives a deposit of American money in his Czech bank account. And every month, he sees that deposit shrink.

Missionaries struggle to stay afloat: Donations can't keep up as dollar's value declines

Every month, Phil Davis receives a deposit of American money in his Czech bank account. And every month, he sees that deposit shrink.

Jailed Chinese Christian faces new charges -- (BEIJING) Chinese authorities have filed new charges against a Christian bookstore owner who observers say is being unjustly persecuted by the government.

Bush Calls for Approval of Millions in Food Aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush is asking Congress to step in and approve $770 million in international food aid.

Ministries Gives Hope to Single Moms

Mother's Day is coming soon.

WorldWatch: Updates on the Global Church

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Nation Observes Nat'l Day of Prayer

Several million Americans joined in the National Day of Prayer Thursday, in seeking God's wisdom and guidance for the future of the country.

Olympic Flame Highlights Needs for Freedom

As the Olympic torch made it's way through North Korea, this week, religious rights groups are crying out for more freedoms for Christians.