Christians in India get relief from persecuting rule; British church attendance stabilizes (UCNN #42)

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1. Good news for Christians in India’s most persecuting state; extremist party loses power (read)

2. British church attendance stabilizes after years of decline (read)

3. New York’s Rev. Floyd Flake shuns Michael Bloomberg to endorse Bill Thompson for mayor (read)

4. Public school cancels graduation rather than remove prayer from ceremony (read)

5. Church of Scotland backs off denial of Jewish right to Israel (read)

6. Egyptian Christian man who stabbed wife for converting to Islam kills himself while in custody (read)

7. Catholic church abuse watchdogs say bishops’ ‘failings’ hurt their credibility (read)

8. Finnish pastor tells congregation to ‘get into the Bible’ (read)

9. Reports: IRS targeted more groups focusing on specific issues (read)

10. McCain says ‘no’ to impeaching Obama over Benghazi (read)

11. Netanyahu and Putin to meet Tuesday for talks on Syria (read)

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As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Hebrews 1:3 says, “[Jesus] being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”