Jennifer Garner revives her faith; Christians up in arms over Lands’ End interview; Catholic church cuts ties with Girl Scouts

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Actress Jennifer Garner attends T.D. Jakes church, speaks of faith transformation

Jennifer Garner’s new faith-based movie “Miracles From Heaven” left a lasting impact on the actress and her children, she said while visiting Bishop T.D. Jakes church, The Potter’s House. Garner spoke openly in a question-and-answer session about the film, captured on video and posted here.

According to the interview, Garner said she has been taking her kids to church as a direct result of the faith of the family she portrayed in her film, which hits theaters March 16.

Lands’ End apologizes for interview with abortion advocate Gloria Steinem

Many Christian Lands’ End customers were outraged earlier this week after checking their mailboxes and finding the spring catalog not only filled with their favorite beach bags and clothing items but also an interview with famed feminist and abortion-rights advocate Gloria Steinem.

And now, Lands’ End has apologized and taken down the interview from the website. The traditional clothing company’s Facebook page was bombarded with unhappy customers calling the company “anti-child” and College of the Ozarks and other Christian schools said they would stop ordering school uniforms from the clothing company.

Nigerian churches unite against terrorism in aftermath of Open Doors report

A new report from the Christian Association of Nigeria and Open Doors reveals a staggering numbers of churches destroyed and Christians killed in the wake of one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, Boko Haram.

And now, Nigerian churches are working to unite and stand strong in the face of increased persecution. “Crushed but not defeated: The impact of persistent violence on the Church in Northern Nigeria” was published Feb. 23 and showed an increase in the death toll of 62 percent over 2014.

Archbishop of St. Louis tells Catholics to cut ties with Girl Scouts

A Catholic church leader from St. Louis is warning his parishioners away from the Girl Scouts Organization, issuing a letter of concern Feb. 18 in regards to the secularization of the program.

Archbishop Robert Carlson urged his congregants to seek alternatives for their children, like American Heritage Girls, and wrote, “Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values. We must stop and ask ourselves—is Girl Scouts concerned with the total wellbeing of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional, and personal wellbeing of Catholic girls?”

Video goes viral after father bares emotion regarding his Down Syndrome child

A father’s emotional video has well over one million views after he makes an emotional plea on Facebook to help others understand the Down Syndrome of his own son, an issue many Christians hold dear, believing all are created in God’s image. Canadian Robb Scott posted on Feb. 20 and tells how he let an opportunity pass him by to explain what Down Syndrome is to a father and son in a local store.

“Down Syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that’s happened in my life,” he said in the video, holding back tears.

Scott calls people with Down Syndrome “great teachers” and reiterates it’s “not an illness or disability.” Scott’s video has over 2,400 comments and 12,000 shares. Abortion rates for women carrying Down Syndrome babies has fluctuated in the U.S. from around 30 percent to as high as 60 percent, according to a study. For years, groups have been working to normalize births of Down Syndrome babies.

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