February 2009 Headlines
The Internet has been blamed for numerous social ills, but a ministry in France is taking the Gospel to cyberspace with spectacular results.
Pakistani Christians have launched a petition campaign demanding that the nation's blasphemy laws be repealed.
ERBIL, Northern Iraq - Security conditions in Iraq have improved greatly in recent months. But for Christians living in this war-ravaged nation, life is still very challenging.
El Salvador's Christian community is helping the country through a tense presidential election season.
Many Christian ministries appear to be surviving during this economic downturn. Some are even flourishing.
The identities of the middlemen linking the attackers and the alleged masterminds in the murder of three Christians in Malatya, Turkey are expected to take clearer focus following the latest hearing.
CBNNews.com - A California group home's decision to suspend a veteran counselor for "exposing" four teens to Christian music is being called a "ridiculous [act of] state hostility to religion."
February is Black History Month and part of that history includes the role that faith played in the lives of African-American slaves.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Although the smoke is beginning to lift over Melbourne, it will take some time before the people here come to grips with the worst wildfires ever to strike their nation.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Though the death toll continues to rise in the horrible Australia wildfires, there are many stories being told of divine intervention and survival.
KAUSWAGAN, Philippines - In the southern Philippines, the military is fighing a group of Muslim rebels.
CWN.org - Pakistan recently reached a deal with militants in the country that will allow Islamic "Sharia law" to be imposed on the people there.
CWN.org - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited several Asian nations in her first official trip.
CWN.org - U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, found a stern reception when she visited the Vatican this week.
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CWN.org - In Cambodia, a trial is now underway that promises to expose in detail some of the worst crimes of the 20th century.
(CWN.org) - Following threats from Muslim nationalists, a Turkish Bible Society bookshop in the southern city of Adana was vandalized for the second time in a week on Thursday.
CBNNews.com - IRAQ - Some call it a revolution in the Middle East but it's not the result of political movement. Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ in large numbers.
The nation of Burma still needs $700 million to recover from last year's devastating cyclone.
CWN.org - Imagine watching the history of Jerusalem in less than an hour.
The faith-based film, Fireproof, was the surprise blockbuster hit of 2008, and much of its success can be attributed to The Love Dare, a book used in the movie.
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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM - As the final votes are counted in Israel's elections, both opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni claim they will be the next prime minister. Their two parties ran neck and neck in the voting. But the candidate who finishes first may not be Israel's new leader.
CWN.org - Concerned by the growth of unregistered house church groups in an uncertain political and social climate, the Chinese government has ramped up efforts both to identify Christians and to portray Christianity as a subversive foreign force.
On January 29, Orissa police filed preliminary charges against 10 men in the rape of a nun during anti-Christian violence in Orissa last August.
A Christian nurse from England is going back to work after a six-week suspension.
CWN.org - In the largest Muslim nation in the world, Sharia law is gaining ground.
Many victims of the violence by militant Hindus last fall now fear being victimized again.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Hours before officially establishing a new faith-based initiatives office Thursday, President Barack Obama reminded thousands of attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast about the importance of the Golden Rule.
CWN.org -- As the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship is set to arrive in Benin, West Africa next week for it's next field service, it will be particularly poignant for 40 crew members who will be returning to their own continent to serve onboard the Africa Mercy. While docked in Benin until December this year, the floating hospital will provide free medical care and life-saving surgery for thousands of the people.
CWN.org - As candidates hit the campaign trail in preparation for Indonesia's presidential election in July, rights groups have voiced strong opposition to an increasing number of sharia-inspired laws introduced by local governments. They say the laws discriminate against religious minorities and violate Indonesia's policy of Pancasila, or "unity in diversity."
A British nurse has been suspended and could lose her job for offering to pray for one of her patients.
George Beverly Shea, the Christian bass singer whose voice rang over Rev. Billy Graham's gospel crusades for more than 60 years, will be a century old Feb. 1.