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By Ignatius Press, Sohrab Ahmari was an Iranian teenager living under the ayatollahs when he decided that there was no God. Nearly two decades later and as an American citizen, he would be baptized and confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church. In FROM FIRE BY WATER, he recounts this unlikely journey, from the strident Ma

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Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Or) and John Cornyn introduced the Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act, which would exempt civil damages, restitution, and other monetary awards given to human trafficking survivors from federal income taxes. “Human trafficking survivors are faced with unfa

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Oregon Optimist blog, Representative Rick Lewis, R-Silverton, has proposed legislation that will change the number of hearing aids Oregon Health Plan (OHP) grants. Patients who were granted only one hearing aid, every five years, will now have the hope and ability to hear in both ears. Hearing aids have been inaccessible

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By Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s status as a congresswoman: I stand with my friend Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar to be removed from House committee assignments. Rep. Omar

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Oregon US Attorney Office Press Release, A federal jury found Mary Holden Ayala, 59, of Portland, guilty of stealing nearly $1 million from an Oregon foster care agency, money laundering and filing false personal income tax returns. From at least 2008 to 2015, Ayala, a longtime Portland resident, served as the President,

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By Faith News Note, More than a hundred people gathered recently at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland for an interfaith rally and jazz concert to support new gun control measures. Speakers and musicians highlighted the Lift Every Voice event, which is advocating for passage of two legislative bills to ban the sale of

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By Persecution Relief Christians in India have not faced this level of persecution since India gained it’s independence 70 years ago. Since 2016 Persecution Relief has registered & supported more than 1200 persecution cases including more than 8 men & women who have been martyred for the sake of the gospel.

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By Luis Palau Association, It’s been a few months since we’ve given you an update on Dad. Thank you for your continued prayers. He just went in recently for new blood work and scans to check on progress. Sadly, the news was not what we had hoped. Although his blood work continues to look great, […] The p

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Bill addresses discrimination among organ donors. By M. Martin, Oregon writer, State Representative Rob Nosse has introduced a bill, House Bill 2687, to protect medical marijuana users from discrimination when it comes to receiving a organ transplant from a donor. HB 2687 reads; “Prohibits transplant center from re

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By Oregon Liberty Alliance The Oregon Freedom Rally on Feb 9th, 2019 will be hosting Star Parker a guest speaker. Parker is an American syndicated columnist, author, and founder the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). Also at the Freedom Rally will be top religious rights defender Kristien Waggoner of the Alli

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Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministry Oregon based ministry I mentioned Football Sunday in a blog a few weeks ago, but this is the week where everything comes together. It’s still not too late for your church to use some or all of the resources to make Super Bowl Sunday a day of outreach and spiritual […]

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Coptic Solidarity, Rep. French Hill (R – AR) introduced a resolution, H. RES.49, expressing support for Coptic Christians and religious liberty in Egypt with co-lead Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and an additional 11 other cosponsors on January 16, coinciding with Religious Freedom Day. Coptic Solidarity strongly commend

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US Attorney, District of Oregon Press Release, A federal grand jury in Oregon has returned two indictments charging six people with running sex trafficking organizations operating in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The indictments were unsealed today following a series of arrests by FBI Portland’s Child Exploitation Ta

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US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today introduced two new pieces of legislation that would impose significant consequences on foreign consulates that help their citizens escape legal accountability within the U.S. Merkley and Wyden’s legislation follows investigative re

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International Christian Concern International Christian Concern (ICC) is inviting all those concerned to sign a letter recognizing a group of brave Muslim men who courageously followed their conscience and duty at great personal risk to thwart the attempted bombing of Virgin Mary and Father Seifin Church in Nasr City, ne

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Oregon Right to Life Press Release, The Portland Tribune and OPB trivialized and distorted Oregon Right to Life’s annual Roe v. Wade Memorial & March in downtown Portland, while other media outlets ignored it entirely. Despite over 1,000 pro-life Oregonians attending, the Portland Tribune described the event as “

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Oregon Faith News Note, A wife of a U.S. Coast Guard member, Stacey Benson, helped organize a large scale food pantry in Astoria for Coast Guard members who are impacted by the government shutdown.   The pantry was organized by Be the Light and also the MOMS club of Astoria.  The Astoria food pantry offered free [R

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By Jim Miller, Oregon The story is still unfolding but has changed dramatically over the past few hours. CNN has the best analysis so far.  CNN shows that a third group, Hebrew Black activists, as a key part of the event who were extremely provocative.   This represents three different religious orientated groups that

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Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University professor, Director of Institute for the Theology of Culture As is well-documented, many people dread the holiday season. The close of one year and the beginning of another is supposed to be a time of great joy, but it can often be the occasion for isolation with accompanying sadne

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon There was a time when I could not fully accept any explanation for evil and suffering that didn’t make sense to me, start to finish. However, over the years, and through the process of writing my book If God Is Good, I’ve come to trust my own […]

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By Oregon Right to Life Press Release, On Saturday, January 19, starting at 2:30, in downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oregon Right to Life is holding its annual memorial and march in Portland. January 22 is the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion i

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Nicholas Comerchero Oregon Optimist Blog, More American women are choosing life for their children than ever before, according to the latest government data on abortion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the US abortion rate fell 26% between 2006 and 2015 to reach an all-time low. Further, t

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Martin Luther King Day Honor Event: Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland will be having the “Empower the Dream” service and the keynote speaker is Ambassador Attalah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz. Donations of $25.00 for this event to help defray the expenses of the speaker. Date

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By Jim Miller: The Oregonian has now uncovered five different Saudi Oregon students who have vanished after they were charged for various crimes.  They are believed to have received help from the Saudi Arabia government in their escape from America. These escapes were uncovered by reporter, Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, and we

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 By Catholic Chemistry, CatholicChemistry.com, a new Catholic dating website, launched a series of humorous videos that parody awkward dating situations familiar to Catholic singles, already garnering tens of thousands of views. “Underneath the humor, I think these videos are resonating with single Catholics bec

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By Oregon Liberty Alliance, Kristien Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 Oregon Freedom Rally February 9th at the Holiday Inn airport in Portland. Kristen K. Waggoner serves as senior vice president of the U.S. Legal Division with Alliance Defending Freedom. Waggoner oversees

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By Faith News Note, Lt. Mitchell St. Clair served in the Navy for 13 years before dying of pancreatic cancer in 2017. His mother made a teddy bear out of his uniform. It was recently stolen from her storage locker in Tacoma. Watch the video for moire. The post

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Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University professor, Director of Institute for the Theology of Culture Who pays or suffers most for the government shutdown based on the wall erected between the White House and Congress? Based on one of his tweets, it would appear President Trump believes he is suffering for the shutdown. H

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, We’re still a year from the 2020 presidential primaries, but Senator Kamala Harris is already showing America how far the Democratic Party has strayed from its roots. Democrats rightly take pride in the 1928 nomination of Gov. Al Smith, which signaled the party’s affirmation that Cathol

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Jim Miller, I was surprised to see in The Sunday Oregonian an article by Associated Press writer, Leanne Italie, calling for an end of parent’s hosting gender reveal parties announcing the gender of their baby.  Gender reveal parties are part of a series of 2018 things the author suggests we should throw out in 20

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