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."

Pope: Experimenting with life is a sin

By Courtney Crandell

Religion | Pope Francis reiterated his support for pro-life causes this weekend, telling an audience of 6,000 Italian Catholic doctors that playing with life is a sin.

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour

Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Wheaton ROTC draws fire over faith requirements for leaders

By Michael Cochrane

Religious Liberty | Mikey Weinstein, the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), is known for his tenacious application of the First Amendment’s…

Globe Trot: Did Peter Kassig resist his ISIS executioner?

By Mindy Belz

International | SYRIA:Video footage confirmed the fifth beheading of a Westerner by Islamic State. Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker from Indiana (and an…

Midday Roundup: Ebola doc dies at Nebraska hospital

By Lynde Langdon

Newsworthy | Despite every effort. Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leone native who held permanent residency in the United States, died of the Ebola virus after being…

Nigerian military retakes Chibok village

By Jamie Dean

Nigeria | UPDATE: Nigerian military officials report they have retaken the beleaguered town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria. Insurgents from the…

Student protests over fuel shortages in oil-rich Chad leave five dead

By Rob Holmes

Africa | N’DJAMENA, Chad—Riots in Chad left at least five people dead at the hands of Chadian police forces last week. On Tuesday, riot police units fanned out…

Dollars and Sense: Is the stock market over valued?

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Are things really that good? It was another upbeat week in the stock market. Are things really that good, or are we whistling past the graveyard, in a state…

ISIS beheads another American

By Leigh Jones

ISIS | ISIS terrorists beheaded American aid worker Peter Kassig over the weekend, releasing a gruesome video of his body on Sunday. Militants seized Kassig, a…

Could an assassination attempt lead to religious liberty in Argentina?

By Katlyn Babyak

Persecution | On the morning of Oct. 21, gunshots rang out in a crowded neighborhood in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. Several of the bullets fired by unidentified…

Latest Call of Duty game asks players to consider war’s cost

By Drew Dixon

Technology | Early in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , the player character’s best friend is killed in combat. Immediately afterward, Jack Mitchell reflects, “when you…

Federal court rejects Catholic challenge to the contraceptive mandate

By Emily Belz

Healthcare Mandate | The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a victory today to the Obama administration in the first circuit-level verdict on the latest contraceptive and…

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