Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Tuesday, January 21

Racial Diversity in Churches Remains Elusive (Baptist Press)

Saeed Abedini’s Wife to Pray for Him Outside White House (Christian Today)

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Conference on the Persecution of Assyrians and Other Christians in the Middle East (AINA)

The Last Christian in the Middle East?
(Gatestone Institute)

Attorneys Promise Bombshells in Release of Catholic Church Sex-Abuse Documents (CBS News)

Collegians Compete in Ethics Bowl, with 12 Pre-Selected Cases, Including Bangladesh Factory Collapse and Abortion of Surrogate Child (The Clause)

Poll: Younger Christians Less Supportive of the Death Penalty (RNS)

Heavy-metal Rocker Shares His Change of Heart at Church (Gazette Times)

Justification and Sanctification: What’s the Problem? (The Gospel Coalition)