Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook, including Mindy Belz's "Globe Trot" reports and Warren Cole Smith's "Signs and Wonders."

GoFundMe’s ‘crowdfunding for everyone’ isn’t really for everyone

GoFundMe’s ‘crowdfunding for everyone’ isn’t really for everyone

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Business | GoFundMe’s home page states its purpose in bold font: Crowdfunding for Everyone! But “everyone” doesn’t include people undergoing certain types of…

Myanmar’s marginalized Muslims earn country UN rebuke

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Myanmar | With a half-century of military dictatorial skin to shed, Myanmar is only just beginning to emerge a democracy. As presidential elections approach,

Faith takes center stage at Iowa GOP forum

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted

Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

World Bank, faith-based NGOs join forces on anti-poverty mission

By James Bruce
Posted

Poverty | Religious leaders and presidents of faith-based organizations have signed a joint statement pledging to work to eliminate extreme poverty. This month’s…

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

Globe Trot: Aid trickles into Nepal’s remote areas

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NEPAL: As the death toll climbs above 5,000 in last Saturday’s earthquake, relief workers are getting in to assess both the human crisis and the…

Baltimore official: The curfew worked, the city is stable

By Leigh Jones
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Police | UPDATE: Baltimore police made only 10 arrests last night as a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew kept most people off the streets. A few protestors gathered at the site…

Nigerian forces free hundreds of Boko Haram captives

By Leigh Jones
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Nigeria | Nigerian officials announced late today via Twitter that soldiers battling Boko Haram have rescued 200 girls and 93 women held by the Islamic militants.

Abortion advocates protest new Louisiana health regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has rewritten the state’s abortion facility regulations to reflect changes in state law and improve women’s…

Professor, author discusses the question: Can you be gay and Christian?

By Joseph Slife
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Marriage | Over the past decade, a radically different view of sexuality has become the prevailing norm in many mainline Protestant denominations. Now the idea the…

Ads highlighting anti-semitism are dividing the Jewish community

By Jeff Koch
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Religion | Last week, a federal judge cleared the way for New York City buses to carry ads that say, “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.” The…

Midday Roundup: Misery upon misery in aftermath of Nepal quake

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Buried alive. Heavy rain and snow complicated rescue efforts in Nepal today, triggering landslides and bringing fresh misery to the region still struggling to…

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