Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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Swimming upstream

Family | Romanians can enshrine a Biblical definition of marriage in their constitution amid a global push against it
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/14/18, 05:12 pm

Next month, Romanians will take to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to include an explicitly Biblical definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The vote comes after years of political back and forth in the country, and amid rapid change globally in support of same-sex marriage and appeasement of LGBT activists.

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Dozens of structures caught fire after explosions near Boston

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/14/18, 11:57 am

UPDATE: The director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said that firefighters responded to 60 to 80 structure fires Thursday in the three communities affected by a series of natural gas explosions. Kurt Schwartz said Friday that firefighters in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover responded to about 150 emergency calls, adding that close to 400 people spent the night in emergency shelters. The cause of the fires and explosions remains under investigation.

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Southern Baptists prepare relief effort ahead of Florence

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/13/18, 03:57 pm

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief said Wednesday it is working with other national organizations in a coordinated disaster relief effort ahead of Hurricane Florence. The group, which is part of the denomination’s North American Mission Board (NAMB), has committed 22 mobile field kitchens to the region, with a per day capacity of 315,000 meals.

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