MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken the area around the Philippine capital, prompting thousands of people to flee to safety. There were no immediate reports of injuries or widespread damage.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.3 quake struck northwest of Manila on Monday afternoon. It...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more injured in near-simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official said, in the worst spout of violence in the South Asian country since its...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Two explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, wounding at least 50 people, witnesses said. The first blast ripped through St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo. Alex Agileson, who was in the vicinity, said buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast. He...
  Douglas MacKinnon has had a fascinating life and career. A writer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a former Pentagon official and an author and columnist, MacKinnon’s career has been robust and impactful — but it’s his faith journey that has perhaps been the most transformative and...
The American Bible Society's annual "State of the Bible" study conducted by Barna Group, has affirmed that a deeper relationship with the word of God is the pathway to a more meaningful life. Other results also found by Barna Group researchers include:  • 21 million new people are looking to the...
A very influential Christian businesswoman in the Middle East is fighting for her freedom from a prison cell in Kuwait.  Marsha Lazareva, a Russian national whose five-year-old son is an American citizen, says she was wrongly convicted in 2018 for allegedly misusing public funds in Kuwait while serving as the...
Click on the interview above to hear how ‘desperate prayers’ brought about miracles from God. All his life Klaus-Dieter John has struggled with faith in God. “I must say that faith has always been very difficult to me,” the missionary doctor told CBN News.  “It has been the deepest desire of...
Click on the interview above to hear how ‘desperate prayers’ brought about miracles from God. All his life Klaus-Dieter John has struggled with faith in God. “I must say that faith has always been very difficult to me,” the missionary doctor told CBN News.  “It has been the deepest desire of...
This week, across many towns of Iraq, Christians are preparing to celebrate Easter. In Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town, hundreds of people chanted 'Hosanna' and waved palm and olive branches on Palm Sunday. In 2014, Qaraqosh, like so many other Christian communities across northern Iraq, was overrun by ISIS militants, forcing...
Santeria — a form of modern witchcraft that fuses Catholic practices and African folk beliefs — is prevalent in Cuba. In fact, according to the U.S. State Department, some sources estimate that as many as 80 percent of Cubans practice Santeria. But because of generous donors supporting Cuban church planters, a strong...