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Mary Tisdale Green Teaches the Blessing and Power of Forgiveness in "Forgive As You Go"

ATLANTA, GA, (April 22, 2014) - Forgiveness is oftentimes hard for many people to do. Once the offense has set in, it is sometimes proud and regret that hold one back from letting go. Bitterness and resentment can reside in one's heart due to unforgiveness. Holding such feelings in can cause one to be bound up for years and miss out on the abundant life of freedom that is available in Jesus Christ. 

The Stunning and Mysterious Subterranean Churches of Ethiopia, and the Humble Christians Who Worship in Them

When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world's architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia's own.

I wake up and don't have a clue where I am. There is barely any light, hardly enough to pierce the curtains. But it's not the gloom or the early start that has left me confused. It's the ear-splitting chanting.

The faithful wend their way towards the Bet Giyorgis - the 50ft-tall Church of St George carved into the volcanic rock of Lalibela by hand, shaped like a giant Greek cross (Kirill Serebrennikov)

Parents in Nigeria say 234 Girls Have Been Kidnapped from School

Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.

The girls were kidnapped from a school in Borno state in Nigeria

Churches Across Kenya Oppose Law that Would Legalize Polygamy

Churches across the East African nation of Kenya have expressed opposition to a bill that if signed into law would legalize polygamous marriages.

As Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta considers signing the marriage bill into law, his administration faces the vocal opposition of multiple church groups. In late March, Christ is the Answer Ministries Bishop David Oginde read a joint statement from numerous church leaders denouncing the bill as a threat to the family unit.

Rev. David Oginde of Christ is the Answer Ministries is one of those who opposes the polygamy law. (Vimeo)

UN Condemns Ethnic Killings in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan on Monday condemned what it called "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a disputed town that is now under the control of anti-government forces.

In Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, more than 200 people sheltering inside a mosque were killed last week after rebel forces seized the town, the mission said in a statement, describing an apparent massacre after rebel forces ousted government troops from the key town.

Members of South Sudan's former rebel army, SPLA, walk in Bentiu after having captured it from rebels this January (Photo: Simon Mania/AFP)

Calls Increase for Controversial Pentecostal Preacher and African Exorcist to Be Deported from England

A Pentecostal preacher who claims to deliver people from witchcraft is a danger to children and should be deported from England, activists say.

Helen Ukpabio, a woman who wears colorful West African clothes and hats and who calls herself a "Lady Apostle," is the founder of the controversial Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries in Nigeria. It has 150 branches in Africa and Europe.

Helen Ukpabio is the founder of the controversial Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries in Nigeria.

National Bestselling Author, Daniel Whyte III, Releases Two New Books Celebrating Jesus Christ and His Resurrection (Available Free Starting Midnight, Saturday, April 19th)

THREE-books-for-easter.jpgDuring this time of year, Christians around the world pause to remember the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Pastors and church leaders work hard to develop messages and Bible study lessons that will help their church members gain new insights into the events of Holy Week. Just in time for the Easter holiday, national bestselling author, Daniel Whyte III, is releasing two new books celebrating Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection. The non-fiction book,The Unsung Heroes of Easter, and the novella, Resurrection Sunday, show the power of Jesus Christ in the lives of those who lived and ministered with Him in the first century and in the lives of people today.

Religious Leaders In the Central African Republic Call for Reinforcements

Religious leaders, playing an ever expanding role in the troubled Central African Republic, are urging reinforcements for an existing peace mission, even as the United Nations prepares to roll out a bigger one in September.

A refugee camp in the Central African Republic. photo courtesy of Bossangoa Bishop Nestor Desire Nongo-Aziagbia

Oscar Pistorius Testifies in Murder Trial

His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares.

Oscar Pistorius leaves court after his trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was postponed at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 28, 2014. 

United Nations to Send Nearly 12,000 Peacekeepers to Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously authorized a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where fighting between Christians and Muslims has been raging for months.

A child walks across a street in the PK12 neighborhood of Bangui, where Muslims are waiting to be evacuated from the Central African Republic. (Jerome Delay / Associated Press / April 10, 2014)

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