Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim is shown with her two children and Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice-minister for foreign affairs, on a flight from Khartoum to Rome. (photo: Lapo Pistelli/Facebook)

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has at last been permitted to depart Sudan.

Girls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram are shown in video footage made by the insurgency.

IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants

Over 200 schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria remain captives of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram 100 days after their abduction.

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Scenarios for United Methodism’s Future?

Last week I blogged against United Methodist schism. In response, some have asked what scenarios I envision for United Methodism’s future. Here are some possibilities, starting with what I think is the least likely…

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White House Caves on Religious Accommodations to HHS Mandate

After a series of defeats at the Supreme Court, the Obama administration will create no rules to allow religious nonprofits to opt out of the HHS mandate without filing a controversial form.

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