ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS - February 19, 2017) -- The first thing that British artist Luke Turner told me concerning the mass of people gathered behind the El Rey Theater in downtown Albuquerque is that the demonstration was "not a protest."
When I asked him what it was Turner replied, "It's an anti-division movement. We are for unity, a central voice of agreement." And actor Shia LaBeof would agree, chanting from afar, "We are anti the normalization of division."...More»
Fear and hopelessness were the chief emotions the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team encountered while ministering at an outdoor memorial in Berlin, Germany, just days after the deadly Christmas Market attack in late 2016. Chaplains from Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States had plenty of opportunity to share the love of Christ by not only talking about the reason for the Christmas season, but also just by answering questions people asked. Be encouraged and praise God for stirring hearts as you read the following two stories:...More»
PARIS, France, February 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - The French National Assembly has adopted legislation to make what it calls "spreading misleading information" about abortion punishable with up to a two-year prison sentence and a fine.
The law specifically targets "electronic" and "online" means of spreading information with the intention of dissuading women from ending their pregnancy, but its wording is not restrictive. By and large, any person or group aiming to call public attention to the dangers and risks of abortion will be potentially at risk of prosecution....More»
The two Nigerian villages are barely five minutes' drive apart. In one, Goska, houses were destroyed, churches burnt, shops vandalised, carcasses of animals littered the streets and most of the village remains deserted. The other, Dangoma, remains intact, untouched by the shadows of violence.
Goska and Dangoma both lie in the Jema'a area of southern Kaduna in Nigeria's Middle Belt; however, Goska is an indigenous community that is predominantly Christian, while Dangoma is a settler community, mostly Fulani and Muslim....More»
Turkey's Constitutional Court intervened promptly this week to block temporarily the pending deportation and re-entry ban ordered against a US citizen active in Christian ministry in Turkey for the past 17 years.
Without the high court's provisional ruling, Canadian-American David Byle would have been the fourth American Christian with long-term residency in Turkey to have been ordered out of the country in the past six months. All four have been charged with posing a "threat to national security", without any explanation....More»
The case against three men accused of publicly stripping naked a 70-year-old woman has been reopened.
A month ago today (17 January), charges were dropped against the three men over a reported lack of evidence, despite a public apology from the President and the woman, Soad Thabet, identifying the three men.
After the charges were dropped, Mrs Thabet told The Telegraph she felt "let down for a second time"....More»
A conference for Christian media people will be held on March 30 till April 1 in Kiev (Ukraine), Christian Telegraph reports according to the Christian Megaportal invictory.com.
For three days, a group of experienced experts and teachers from the United States and Ukraine will conduct intensive training in several areas: TV production, broadcasting, social media, press center work, public relations, and marketing. General lectures and workshops will be held during the conference....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS -- February 17, 2017) - DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE has won the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program for at the 25th Annual Movieguide® Awards, hosted by Actor Terry Crews.
Last year, DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS NBC movie of the week took home the same award.
Dolly Parton attended last year's ceremony, but was not able to attend this year's Movieguide® Awards. Co-executive producer Sam Haskell accepted the award along with stars Alyvia Alyn Lind, Cameron Jones and Mary Lane Haskell, as well as Director Stephen Herek, Writer Pamela K. Long and Editor Maysie Hoy....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS - February 17, 2017) - The recent Movieguide®'s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala held on Friday, February 10th, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, proved to be "A TIME TO DANCE" for Hollywood actor, Devielle Johnson.
For Johnson, won the coveted GRACE AWARD FOR MOST INSPIRING ACTING IN TELEVISION for his role as Pastor Mike in the TV movie of the same name, at the glittering event...More»
February 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - A Canadian pastor who has researched 140 incidents of voyeurism in unisex and transgender-friendly spaces, says it is clear that transgender bathroom policies have contributed to the problem.
Paul Dirks of the New West Community Church in New Westminster, British Columbia, says his information, published on his WomanMeansSomething.com website, shows there is a "voyeurism epidemic." ...More»
Religious freedom in India will never be achieved unless the country is willing to make substantial amendments to its constitution and legal framework, says a new report. It also asks the US to put human rights at the heart of trade and diplomatic interactions with India.
A tide of religiously motivated nationalism in recent years has seen India rise up the Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries in which it is hardest to live as a Christian. This year, India is ranked 15th....More»
Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met for the 18th time this week to continue discussion on reforming the Roman Curia, focusing on how new bishops are chosen and the streamlining of several offices, including the Vatican tribunals, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency.
According to a Feb. 15 Vatican communique, after opening their meetings with a declaration of support for Pope Francis and his reform efforts, the cardinals "have begun to examine the 'Diaconia of Justice,'" and so dedicated a good chunk of this week's meetings to the three Vatican tribunals....More»
The Russian missionary SUV expedition to Rybachy peninsula - the northernmost point of the European part of Russia will be held on July 3-10, Christian Telegraph reports according to the Christian Megaportal invictory.com....More»
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS - February 16, 2017) -- Tesla and SpaceX tech mogul Elon Musk has strong opinions about artificial intelligence (AI), suggesting that AI may "summon the demon" that will put humanity at risk or turn us all into the house pets of machines.
He believes AI may be even more dangerous than nuclear weapons....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS - February 16, 2017) -- The joyful persona of Hollywood African-American actress, Mara Hall, was in no way dampened by the rain as she stood on the well-covered red carpet at the star-studded Movieguide®'s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala held on Friday, February 10th, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Mara Hall, who played Nurse Kathleen in the hit show, Grey's Anatomy, shared her joyful story with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, at the event also known as "The Christian Oscars," an event always held close to the Academy Awards, and honors the best, most family-friendly movies and television programs honoring God and inspiring audiences with messages of faith, hope, goodness, justice, redemption, forgiveness, and true divine love....More»