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  • Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deity

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before.
  • N. Korean Christians keep faith underground amid crackdowns

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. A second cowered under a blanket or in the toilet when praying in the North. Yet another recalls seeing a fellow prison inmate who'd been severely beaten for refusing to repudiate her religion.
  • To draw people back to church, make it relevant to them, church planters say

    TORONTO - Congregants of Mercy City Church file out of a strip mall storefront that has been converted into a place of worship, carrying battery-operated flameless candles into the cold December night.
  • Differing interpretations of Bible's message on helping poor at heart of NC capitol protests

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Over the last two months, hundreds of protesters have walked out of North Carolina's capitol in handcuffs to show their opposition to policies by the GOP-controlled Legislature.

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