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A teen missed the bus to school. When he knocked on a door for directions, a man shot at him.

The 14-year-old was walking to high school after sleeping late and missing the bus when he decided to ask a neighbor for directions.<p>It was a banal request, but it nearly got the student from Rochester Hills, Mich., killed Thursday.<p>The woman who opened the door after Brennan Walker, who is black, …

Crime

InfoGuide: Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in …

How to help: Anti-trafficking organizations around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are looking for a way to help fight against human trafficking, here's a list of global anti-trafficking organizations, as well as organizations active in specific countries.<p>Many accept financial donations, but also recommend other ways you can help them by donating time or spreading …

Salvation Army

Here's what you can do right now to fight modern slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Right now, there are 40 million slaves in the world, including 10 million children.<p>Faced with these harrowing statistics, it's easy to think that there is nothing ordinary people can do about it. But that is not the case.<p>We asked the anti-trafficking community what we can all do to help end …

Abolition

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

Black History

If God Doesn’t Heal You

Weeks of chemotherapy eroded the lining of her mouth, mangled her immune system, and culminated in an hours-long surgery to carve out a tumor the …

Introduction to the Book of Habakkuk

Come to Terms With Injustice in This Introduction to Habakkuk<p>The Old Testament book of Habakkuk, written 2,600 years ago, is yet another ancient …

Theology

Apple Pandowdy

November 2017<p>8 servings<p>Funny name, serious—and seriously easy—dessert. This apple pandowdy recipe is so delicious that we're just going to have to say...cobbler: You’ve been warned.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>4 pounds Pink Lady and/or Granny Smith apples<p>⅔ cup (packed) dark brown …

Dessert

You Have to Try This French Onion Soup & Meatloaf Mash-Up

French Onion Meatloaf<p>Serves about 8<p>2 tablespoons olive oil <br>2 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced <br>1/8 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/2 cup unseasoned dried …

Onions

Job 6:24 (ESV) “Teach me, and I will be silent;... | Faithful In Christ

I John 4:19-21; # John 4:10We love Him because He first loved us.Obedience by Faith#(1 John 2:4)If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God # Pet. 1:8; 1 John 4:12whom he has not seen? And #Lev. 19:18; (Matt. 5:43, 44; 22:39); John 13:34this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

The Red Sea in Front of Me: Reaching for God in Despair

There is no escaping the painful realities that surround my family. Our own Red Sea looms before us while the relentless enemies of physical and …

Red Sea
Puerto Rico

Children among Rohingya refugees who die after boat capsizes

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 23 Rohingya refugees died when the boat they were fleeing in capsized in the Bay of Bengal, the UN's migration agency announced on Friday.<p>The boat overturned while trying to navigate rough seas en route to Bangladesh, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.<p>The …

North Africa

More Than 60 Rohingya Missing as U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Myanmar

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS — More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency.<p>The refugees drowned in heavy seas off Bangladesh …

Asia

The Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed: Why won't the world take action?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the past month, over 400,000 people have fled from Myanmar over the border to Bangladesh. They are Rohingya, part of a mainly Muslim ethnic minority group of approximately 1 million people in the western Rakhine State of the majority Buddhist country.<p>At the current rate of outflow, which …

Asia

Why Doesn't God Always Heal? Nabeel and Others Who Die too Young

It’s been about two weeks since Nabeel Qureshi, after a year-long battle with stomach cancer, went to be with the Lord.<p>This brilliant author, …

Life Lynn, the Baby Whose Mother Declined Chemo to Save Her, Has Died

The daughter of Carrie Lynn DeKlyen, the pregnant mother who refused chemotherapy, has died, following her mother’s passing.

Chemotherapy

In Battered Puerto Rico, Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico said on Monday that the island was on the brink of a “humanitarian crisis” nearly a week after Hurricane Maria knocked out its power and most of its water, and left residents waiting in excruciating lines for fuel. He called on Congress to …

Caribbean

Heartbreak in Puerto Rico: 'We Don't Have Anything'

Puerto Rico

Where is God in the Storms? Christ and the Problem of Natural Evil

With so much devastation in the news, it’s hard not to ask God, “Why?” Here’s some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and …

Two Students’ Forgiveness of Attacker Reminds Us of God’s Grace

In the news, we hear plenty about the violence and anger constantly entangling our globe.<p>Rarely do acts of violence and anger seem to elicit much …

‘Let’s Preach the Whole Gospel’: Q&A with Jemar Tisby on Bridging the Racial Divide

Jemar Tisby shares how knowledge, prayer, and action can work in tandem to speak truth into often-misunderstood issues of race and justice.

Prayer

Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for 'Blaspheming' Prophet of Islam

A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate.

Phones
Rainfall

How to help earthquake victims in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico over the weekend as the country is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 quake last week that killed more than 340 people.<p>The temblors Saturday registered magnitudes of 6.1 and 4.5.<p>Earlier this month, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake was centered in the …

Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma relief efforts continue

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma killed at least 61 people in the US and flooded major cities including Jacksonville, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.<p>Before hitting the United States, Irma slammed into Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane.<p>More than 40 people were killed when Irma tore through several …

Rainfall
Asia

Most Church of England Christians never read the Bible, survey finds

The majority of Church of England Christians don't read the Bible, the church's own polling has revealed.<p>Figures show that 60 per cent of self-declared followers of the Church admit they never read the Bible, and 36 per cent say they never attend church. One in three said they never pray.<p>The …

11 Car Cleaning Hacks To Detail Like A Pro

My car is usually a big mess. Trash in the side pockets, crumbs all over the backseat, handprint smudges on the inside of the windows…With kids, it …

Hacking