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  • Questions remain for faith-based agencies as border crisis passes
    To the World Relief volunteers in a mobile welcome center parked outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., it was clear that the woman released from the center moments before had been separated from her children while seeking asylum at the United States border with Mexico. The woman, called “Karla” to protect her identity, […]
  • University of Iowa reinstates religious student groups for now
    The University of Iowa has reinstated multiple religious student groups as registered campus organizations after one group threatened to seek a temporary restraining order amid pending litigation. InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship sued the university Aug. 6 because school officials revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization over a requirement that InterVarsity Graduate leaders […]
  • Colorado seeks to punish cake artist Jack Phillips again
    Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Colorado cannot treat cake artist Jack Phillips differently than others, state officials have continued to do just that in response to a more recent complaint filed against him. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Phillips and his cake shop filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday (Aug. 14) […]
  • 2 faith-based, military-themed films coming to theaters
    Two faith-based, true-to-life films spotlighting the consequences of war on those who serve will debut in theaters this fall. The first movie, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, will open Sept. 14 and tells the story of how Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini struggled to cope with post-war life until he found Christ at […]
  • After dodging dangers, short-term mission groups weigh risks, rewards
    For millions of Americans, summer is the season for short-term mission trips. Church groups take off for faraway places where sharing God’s love involves construction projects, teaching Bible lessons at camps and bringing medical care to people who seldom if ever see a doctor or a dentist. But for mission trip operators, it’s also time […]