Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Equipping U: Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

What types of religious freedom protections does every US citizen enjoy in the workplace?

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A Studied Controversy

E.J. Austin

Legislation banning sexual orientation change efforts is all the rage. Will a new study getting underway help family advocates prevail in the debate?

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Clinically Reborn

Crystal Kupper

When Hope Pregnancy Centers purchased and renovated a building last year, they weren’t just expanding their office space and client offerings in Bryan, Texas–they were making history.

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Preserving the Adoption Option

Matt Kaufman

Michigan legislators have acted to make sure faith-based adoption agencies won’t have to choose between doing their job and upholding their principles.

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Faith on the 50

Eric Velazquez

The military isn’t the only subculture struggling with expressions of faith.

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The Quiet Professional

Eric Velazquez

The U.S. military refers to its special operators as "quiet professionals," but the dismissal of Chaplain Wes Modder for offering sincere Christian counsel points to where true silence is required in today’s military.

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New Designs

Karla Dial

God is always doing creative things in new ways, and He’s full of surprises.

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Killing Isn’t Caring

William Toffler

Bills calling for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide are about to multiply nationwide, bearing labels such as "compassionate care." But a doctor from Oregon has a very different perspective on what that phrase means.

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A Burgeoning Crisis

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A Burgeoning Crisis

Connie Marshner

Genocide in the Middle East is destroying Christianity where it all began.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Facts and the Truth

Karla Dial

For the last few months, headlines about the Syrian refugee crisis have been dominating international news. Approximately nine million Syrians have fled their homes since 2011 as a result of President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime.

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Lessons in Statesmanship

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Lessons in Statesmanship

Tom Minnery

Tom Minnery—the founding editor of Citizen—recently sat down with one of his personal heroes, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, to discuss how Christians can make a real difference in government.

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Houston, We Have a Problem

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Matt Kaufman

The mayor went to great lengths to stop a referendum on a bathroom bill—even issuing subpoenas for pastors’ sermons. But this November, the vote will happen anyway.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Fellowship of the King

Karla Dial

There are lessons in The Lord of the Rings for us as Christians who seek to change the culture and redeem it from the evil rising around us.

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Caught on Tape

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Caught on Tape

Explosive undercover videos capture Planned Parenthood apparently negotiating the sale of aborted infants’ body parts. As a result, half a dozen states have defunded the abortion seller so far. What will it take for the federal government to do the same?

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Servant Leader

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Servant Leader

Matt Kaufman

Tom Minnery stayed steadfast, humble and faithful through decades of pro-family work. And though he’s retiring, he’s not done yet.

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Of Football, Faith and Film

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Of Football, Faith and Film

Eric Velazquez

Could America’s still-simmering racial tension be extinguished by faith? The directors of a new film, Woodlawn, are praying it will.

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The Next IRS Target?

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The Next IRS Target?

First it was conservative groups; now it may be churches. But religious-liberty defenders are ready to fight back.

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Reversal of Fortunes

Since the FDA approved RU-486 in 2000, chemical abortions have increased nationwide. Yet one team of medical providers is fighting that trend with a reversal process for women who change their minds—and babies are the big winners.

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Is Biblical Christianity on the Decline?

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Is Biblical Christianity on the Decline?

Glenn Stanton

The Pew Research Center asked that question recently—and its report offers some surprisingly good news.

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An Ounce of Prevention

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An Ounce of Prevention

Childhood sexual abuse is often silent and hidden. But one victim is changing the culture of youth-serving organizations in response to a heavenly call.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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Perspective

Karla Dial

In the movie, Tomorrowland, a burned-out and bitter Frank looks at Casey and asks Athena, "Why now? Why her?" And Athena answers, "Because she hasn't given up."

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Battles in the Badger State

Matt Kaufman

Protecting workers' rights of conscience is just the latest campaign for Focus on the Family's public-policy partner in Wisconsin.

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

Matt Kaufman

Mention the initials "KGB" to a Green Bay Packers fan and they'll immediately know who you mean: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the defensive standout who set the Packers' team record of 74.5 career sacks over nine seasons before retiring in 2008. But his gridiron achievements are just part of his story—and not the most interesting part.

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