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Malaysian pastor’s abduction now at 1-month point

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Today (March 13) marks one month since the disappearance of Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh, whom family and friends believe was kidnapped because of his interaction with Muslim Malays. Police have arrested a suspect in the kidnapping but have not released any information about Koh's possible whereabouts. On Sunday, March 5, hundreds of Christians around Malaysia held candlelight prayer vigils in solidarity with Koh's family. Holding candles and signs reading,

Thousands protest same-sex marriage bills in Taiwan

TAIWAN (BP) -- Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in front of the Legislative Yuan on Nov. 17 to protest a set of bills that would make Taiwan the first Asian government to recognize same-sex marriage. By the end of the evening, the protesters had gained a victory: The legislature decided to allow two public hearings before voting on the law. Wearing white shirts and carrying signs that read, "Let the people decide on marriage and family," and, "Stand up for the happiness of the next generation," the protesters -- including families with young children -- showed up at 7 a.m. to ...

N. Korean Christians persevere & pray

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- One of the first things Eric Foley learned about the North Korean underground church is that it is not to be pitied.

Christian philosopher Dallas Willard dies

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (BP) -- Dallas Willard, Christian philosopher and author, died May 8 in Woodland Hills, Calif., from cancer. He was 77.

On Veterans Day: Mojave cross restored

CIMA, Calif. (BP) -- It has been a decade since 68-year-old Wanda Sandoz last saw the 6-foot-tall pipe cross in the Mojave Desert. She remembers when, as a school bus driver, she passed by the memorial to World War I's fallen soldiers four times a day.

On Veterans Day: Mojave cross restored

CIMA, Calif. (BP) -- It has been a decade since 68-year-old Wanda Sandoz last saw the 6-foot-tall pipe cross in the Mojave Desert. She remembers when, as a school bus driver, she passed by the memorial to World War I's fallen soldiers four times a day.