Was Gosnell an aberration in late-term abortions?
Ed Morrissey, HotAir

The trial of Kermit Gosnell — and the media silence on it for much of the proceedings — have shone a light on late-term abortions that abortion advocates have hardly welcomed.

Christian Growth and Persecution in China
Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism

Christianity in China has experienced enormous growth in the last generation, but continues to suffer considerable, and at times intense, persecution.

Nigerian gov’t allowing religiously related violence to destabilize country
Alliance Defending Freedom

Ongoing attacks and retaliations by Muslims and Christians in Nigeria’s violent, religiously-and-ethnically-mixed Middle Belt has left more than 100 dead and dozens of properties destroyed since March of this year.

Orthodox Bishops Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

We, the Members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, kindly bring to your attention the urgent and very serious plight of the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, who were abducted this past week by “a terrorist group” in the village of Kfar Dael as they were carrying out humanitarian work.