"Iran's economy is doldrums. They are under intense international sanctions. They don't have access to basic needs and in the midst of all that then you have record numbers of infections and record numbers of people dying. What seems like a hopeless situation, thousands of Iranians are finding hope in Jesus Christ."
George Thomas is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown explaining why record numbers of Iranians are leaving the Muslim faith and giving their lives to Christ, despite the danger of losing everything.
Protests and riots have been going for over 50 days in Portland, Oregon in the wake of George Floyd's death, but now resemble something much different than a protest against police brutality. Citizens of Portland have grown increasingly frustrated as Antifa and other violent groups continue to escalate the situation. Nancy Pelosi and the Portland Mayor have criticized President Trump for sending "storm troopers" to the city to quell the unrest. CBN Senior Reporter Dale Hurd has the details.
Will Ford and Matt Lockett never expected to become warriors against the racial divide wounding our country. Still, they believe God brought them together miraculously for a profound purpose. Reporter Paul Strand recently spoke with the two men about how they're reaching out now to a hurting nation, in an effort to give it the kind of unity and love they've found, the kind that rises above color. Strand is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
CBN Contributor Chuck Holton is heading to Seattle to see the remnant of the CHAZ/CHOP zone and find out what was the real driving force behind the protests. Was it really just a few protesters upset about recent events? Or were there more powerful forces at play? This and more on today's Daily Rundown.
Getting pulled over by the police can be nerve-wracking for anyone, but many black Americans say that for them, it can be a matter of life or death. That's why black parents sit down with their children to have what's known as "The Talk."
"It's referring to officers stopping African American people and confrontations that can ensue as a result of them being pulled over by police. 'The Talk' is something that black parents have had for years," reporter Charlene Aaron explained on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. Listen in here.
Beijing implemented its new security law in Hong Kong two weeks ago. On the very first day, one person was arrested for carrying a flag that advocated for Hong Kong's independence from China.
Last weekend, more than 600,000 people took part in a primary election, but Beijing's top representative to Hong Kong said the primary election contravened the law.
The law casts a wide net over what could be considered anti-government and any violation carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Beijing's officials say the law will only affect a handful of citizens, but many Christians in Hong Kong fear that this is a signal of potential persecution.
George Thomas in on today's Daily Rundown explaining why this new law is causing concern.
“You know this was the place of the seven churches of Revelation, Laodicea, Philadelphia, this at one time was a vibrant place where the gospel flourished and now it's one of the least evangelized places in the entire world…it’s a time in Turkey when freedom is not what it should be," said Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan recently approved the conversion of the Hagia Sophia, once the largest church in Christendom, into a mosque. It will re-open for Muslim prayers on Friday, July 24. Mitchell says the move is a look into Erdogan's ultimate vision of Islamic expansion. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Rapper Kanye West announced over Independence Day weekend that he plans to run for president in 2020. But as the week has progressed, reports surfaced that West is in the midst of a bipolar episode, a disorder he was first diagnosed with, in 2018. Author, prophetic minister, and CBN News contributor Shawn Bolz has been following Kanye for some time and actually prophesied West's radical spiritual transformation years before it happened. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to weigh in on the latest.
It's been a big week in the Supreme court with multiple rulings being handed down, two of which have big implications for religious freedom. Russell Moore called it a "victory for all Americans" not just those who are religious. CBN's Paul Strand joins the Daily Rundown to break down a busy week at the courts.
China is stepping into a new role on the world stage: Superpower Bully. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, Senior international correspondent George Thomas points to increasingly aggressive behavior as China seems to be trying to dominate an economically weak post-COVID world--but he says that in reality, it started long before the pandemic.