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Children’s Missions Day, an annual missions emphasis promoted by Woman’s Missionary Union, has the potential to generate missions projects that reach far beyond a single day.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar may have come in third in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday (Feb. 11), but the Minnesota native managed to best her competitors among at least one group: voters who regularly attend religious services.

Nearly half of the world (44%) is now considered obese or overweight, and 4 million deaths each year are attributed to obesity, according to a World Bank report published Feb. 6.

If you share the Gospel with a Japanese person, there is a 99 percent chance this would be the first time they've ever heard the message. With that statistic, Japanese people can be classified as an unreached people group as the 2020 Summer Olympics approach.

For the past 25 years, the number of Americans claiming no religion has steadily ballooned as more and more people quit church, synagogue or mosque and openly acknowledged being a  “none.” But that growth may be leveling off.

Only 63,696 of the 1.4 million refugees considered top priorities for resettlement received resettlement in 2019, according to a fact sheet published by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Feb. 5.

ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons University’s board of trustees voted to close Logsdon Seminary. President Eric Bruntmyer announced the board’s action in a letter released about 9 p.m. on Feb. 7. (UPDATED)

(RNS) — What's on pastors' minds? It may not be what you think, according to a report released last week by Barna Group.

A new, expansive faith-based media company will emerge in June 2020, combining the resources of two independent, national non-profit organizations.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the starting gate.