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Confronting a crisis

After Cyclone Idai ravages South African nations, Christian aid workers provide immediate help but also warn of a larger disaster looming

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Cambodian casinoville

Chinese wealth is transforming the formerly sleepy beach town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, into a tourist and gambling hot spot—and many locals aren’t happy about it

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Magical thinking

Americans—including some churchgoers—are showing an increasing interest in New Age beliefs and practices

Fernando Vergara

Darkness deepens

Pastors and churches brave danger to bring relief to Venezuelans

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How they stand

ISIS may be nearly beaten in Iraq and Syria, but for Yazidi women who have escaped its atrocities, the battle to survive such brutality and find justice for war crimes is only beginning

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Authority in question

Sexual abuse in churches isn’t new, but Southern Baptists face a fresh crisis over an old conundrum: How can they hold autonomous churches accountable?


Soils of suffering

Forty years after the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian church has multiplied but hopes a new generation can move beyond the pain of the past

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Survivors in a great war

ISIS-led tragedies and destruction breed a fierce determination among Syria’s down-but-not-yet-out Christians