Mississippi lawmakers have passed legislation that would legalize student-led prayer in the state's public schools.

Arkansas lawmakers have overridden Governor Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy — giving the state the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.


A Florida college shut down an informal dorm Bible study led by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the same group the school booted off campus in late February for running afoul of its non-discrimination policy.

A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter to keep the little girl from being handed over to the woman's former lesbian  partner has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.



Christian organizations have raised an alarm over Saudi Arabia's continued persecution and imprisonment of Christians worshipping privately in their homes.