Harvard-educated paleontologist chooses the Bible over evolution

By Bob Allen ABP In his 2006 best-selling nonfiction book, “The God Delusion,” British biologist Richard Dawkins said he is hostile toward religion because of what it did to Kurt Wise. Wise, a Harvard graduate who studied under paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, gave up his dream of teaching at a major university because he... -Read More

Assyrian Christians appeal to White House

 ABP A Middle Eastern ethnic umbrella organization has written President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden asking them to push for an autonomous region for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.  The Assyrian Universal Alliance released letters Feb. 10 appealing to Obama and Biden to urge Iraq to establish a self-administered region in ancestral Assyrian lands... -Read More

Logos Hope’ launches into Life service

Operation Mobilization’s largest vessel sets sail from Denmark MOSBACH, Germany– Logos Hope, Operation Mobilization’s newest vessel, launched into Life service, departing from Køge, Denmark on Thursday, Feb. 19, following a massive project of conversion and outfitting. The ship’s first port of call will be Gothenburg, Sweden, then ports in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Faroe... -Read More

Dairy cows improve lives

KOLKATA, India– A dozen widows and abandoned women in India’s West Bengal state are now better able to care for their families, thanks to a new development project funded by a $22,000 donation from the World Hunger Fund. The project focused on women in two villages who were living in desperate poverty, some with... -Read More

An urgency for Brazil’s poor

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Missionary Eric Reese taps on the interior ceiling light, illuminating the cab of his Chevy pickup. Reese doesn’t need to see inside his vehicle. But after six years of working with the urban poor in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he knows those outside the cab need... -Read More

Teen requests $1 donations for clean water in Sudan

Joshua Guthrie has a message for teenagers: They can do something to make the world a better place. Guthrie, 16, is leading by example. The Christian teen – a high school sophomore who’s also dually enrolled at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. – has launched an initiative to raise money for a freshwater well... -Read More

Local Life receives $4.8 million government grant to combat AIDS

Cross International, a South Florida-based humanitarian agency, has been awarded a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. government for a new program to prevent the spread of AIDS in Haiti and provide care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by the disease. The grant, announced on World AIDS Day, is the largest Cross has... -Read More