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I have heard it said, on more than one occasion, that the United States of America is a nation founded on Christian principles. ... when we stop pretending that Jesus was as selfish as we are -- only when we love the poor and serve the needy without condition, just as we Christians have been commanded.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) -- A court in Madhya Pradesh has sentenced 13 Pentecostal Christians to six months in prison for alleged "forced conversions." The condemned include Balu Kesu and his wife Bhuri, both of whom are vision impaired. Their defense attorney, Kamlesh Patidar, tried to obtain a reduction ...
He was clearly not a Christian, but I soon got the impression he was in the marketplace for a new religion. He did not wait for me to witness to him. Having seen the insignia on the van, he wanted me to tell him about Christianity. But then he had some vital questions he wanted cleared up right at the onset.
The secular philosophy of the left in Western society is at least as grave a danger to Christianity as that posed by terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida, ... atheist philosophy" in the West is "an equally or even more dangerous threat" to Christianity than terrorist organizations that will kill Christians if "they ...

We knew-having seen the pile at the bottom of the pool, which this Christian clearly hasn't yet-the cold truth of this matter. It's one of the most painful realizations to have about Christianity-and so it is, after the lack of veracity regarding the religion's claims, the one that believing Christians might fight the ...
Asked recently how he reconciles his political support for Trump with his faith, notably in the light of reports of an affair 10 years ago between him and a porn actress, Jerry Falwell Jr (president of Liberty University - a Christian research institution) sort of shrugged. "We certainly don't hold him up as the ...
CT spoke to George Tryfiates, director for government affairs at the Association of Christian schools International (ACSI), to find out how it works. His office worked for months on this small section of the tax bill by visiting legislators, joining coalitions, and generating almost 9,000 calls to Congress, President ...
Alt-Right "journalist" Says Liberals Caused FL Shooting by Demonizing Christianity ... Fischer said on twitter that, if only the students had prayed beforehand, the all-knowing and all-powerful Christian God would have been more prepared and more capable of stopping the tragedy from occurring in the first ...
These events are a near-daily occurrence for Im, who has made it her mission to connect the Korean-American Christian community with the outside world as the ... While Latino and African-American churches have received recognition as major players in Los Angeles, Korean-American Christians had not ...
And I think that the way the left has disparaged that, what they've done--and it infuriates me what the left has done these days--is they have demonized Christianity, the church, Jesus Christ, who if you read his teachings, right, it was 'We're all brothers. Look out for one another.' The left has demonized that ...
CT spoke to George Tryfiates, director for government affairs at the Association of Christian schools International (ACSI), to find out how it works. His office worked for months on this small section of the tax bill by visiting legislators, joining coalitions, and generating almost 9,000 calls to Congress, President ...
While I believe that Hill-Perry has good intentions and that her message is not hateful, it is irrefutably harmful: She is saying that my Christianity ... SJ, author of "Building A Bridge"--or has different views on how Christians should view homosexuality--such as Daniel A. Helminiak, author of "What the Bible ...
To you and me, this simply means it is an important moment in the church or Christian year. Lent ends six weeks after it begins before Easter Sunday - when Jesus is said to have resurrected. It is time for Christians to prepare for Easter through prayer, doing penance repenting sin and denying themselves.
"If you deport the immigrants, you are deporting the future of Christianity." According to surveys by the Pew Research Center, one-fourth of all U.S. Catholics are immigrants. An estimated 40 percent of Eastern Orthodox Christians in the United States were born outside the country. Even the Episcopal church ...
Usually the first part of the story involves establishing the person's Christian bona fides through a quick summary of their time in the religion. The second part involves the moment that they finally realized that they'd been sold a bill of goods about Christianity-though sometimes their deconversion follows a ...

The later chapters contradict his claim that Christianity brought something superior to the Empire with stories of Christian emperors in a period of instability. More Christians died in the arenas as heretics after the conversion of Constantine than before. Christian emperors controlled the legions, and they ...
"Here's Muhammad's own words that we grow up with, if a Muslim changes his Islamic religion, kill him." Caner said as many 25,000 Muslims convert to Christianity every year, but that a similar number of Christians convert to Islam. "Seventy-five percent of Muslims who become Christian go back to being ...
Consequently, Koreans themselves played a more significant role in importing and later spreading Christianity to Korea. .... From the first entry of Protestantism, colporteurs like Suh Sang-ryun sold Christian literature, and from the late 1880s, Korean Christians were engaged by Missionaries as "helpers" to ...
The National Prayer Breakfast is a massive ecumenical gathering put on annually by a group of Christians who want to focus on a shared admiration of Jesus. Every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has attended the event, which draws several thousand people from around the world, especially ...
A group of progressive evangelicals and other Christians are planning a "revival" this spring to protest "toxic evangelicalism" and evangelical leaders such as Jerry Falwell Jr. who support President Trump. Christian author and activist Shane Claiborne announced the event on twitter Wednesday (Feb.
The Christian and Hebrew scriptures are replete with admonitions about rejecting fear. "There is ... So why, in this part of the word at least, are Christians the most fearful, well-armed people many of us know? Why do ... Put another way: Why do so many Christians put more faith in their guns than their God?
Prospective buyers are still required to present a letter from a church minister affirming that they are practising Christians before they can join the association, a requirement for owning a property in Bay View and residents cannot bequeath their homes to a non-Christian spouse or child. Those loyal to the ...
The Church of England has reiterated "significant concerns" about Christians becoming Freemasons amid renewed controversy about the presence of the secretive organisation at the heart of the British establishment. Christopher Cocksworth, the bishop of Coventry, flagged up a 1987 report issued by the ...
The ancient Olympics lasted more than a millennium before they were stopped by--you guessed it--Christians. ... This week on Quick to Listen, Watson joined associate digital media producer Morgan Lee and editor in chief Mark Galli to discuss Western Christian beliefs about exercise in the 19th century, ...
In Bay View, only practicing Christians are allowed to buy houses, or even inherit them. Prospective homeowners, according to a bylaw introduced in 1947 and strengthened in 1986, are required to produce evidence of their faith by providing among other things a letter from a Christian minister testifying to ...
Christian teacher Joyce Meyer presents a similar formula for Christian living: "God cares about everything about you and everything that concerns you. ... While most Christians freely embrace the idea that the world doesn't satisfy, many believe the remedy is to find contentment in a relationship with Christ.
38 on Open Doors's World Watch List, which tracks the most dangerous countries for Christians. After moves toward increased openness and democratic freedoms over the last two decades, Indonesia has sent mixed messages on persecution in recent years. Last year, the Christian governor of Jakarta, the ...
A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St Mary in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city. Stones, strips of wire, papers and remnants of rockets were strewn across the church floor, and bright sunlight streamed in from the blown-out windows. Holding ...
A Christian group that considers homosexuality to be immoral has bought a building that until late last year housed one of Ohio's oldest gay bars. The Blade reports property records show the Bretz Nightclub building in Toledo was bought last month for $148,000. The Greater Toledo House of prayer says in ...
Conversely, among some conservative Christians, Yoga is seen as an exercise with spiritual connotations that exist in conflict with Christianity. In 2013, for example, a group of California parents sued their school district for teaching yoga in several primary schools, on the grounds that teaching religion in ...
In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Arthur Jemmy, left, and his wife, Silfia, display Jemmy's scars suffered in a job-related accident as they talk to The Associated Press at The Reformed Church of Highland Park, where they are taking sanctuary to avoid deportation in Highland Park, N.J. A federal judge on Friday, ...
Similarly, it is in the wider interest of the Christian community that people can trust that church leaders will seek the truth. ... As Owen Strachan wrote in a Christianity Today article on Domestic Violence, "The civic ruler, Paul says, acts as an 'avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer' (Rom. 13:4 ...
... vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). "Many have lost their homes and possessions and are simply seeking to start over." NaLEC and NHCLC have rallied American churches on the mainland to support the Christians who are staying in Puerto Rico to rebuild, ...
In short, mainline liberals have failed so far to make a persuasive biblical argument to prompt us to change our minds and those of Christians worldwide. This sort of thing has happened regularly in Christian history, so in some ways, we're not particularly alarmed. When it does happen--when a group ...
A federal judge has again blocked the Trump Administration from deporting about 50 illegal Indonesian Christian immigrants who say they could face violence if sent back to Muslim-majority Indonesia. In Boston Thursday, Judge Patti Saris ruled the Indonesians need more time to make their cases.
I met recently with an old friend of mine. We'd gone to church together two decades ago and formed a relationship in the trenches of nursery duty and Vacation Bible school. After running through the menu of family and mutual friend updates, I asked her where she was attending church these days.
It's been years in the making, but another portion of the Schuylkill River Trail has opened, this time between South and Christian streets. Schuylkill banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the ...
Weekly chapel will become student assembly. Bible classes and prayer at lunch must end. The plaque with a verse from the book of Jeremiah will be removed from the entry. Even the steeple that stands over Mountain Island Day school will be gone in August, when the K-12 Christian school reopens as a ...
"It certainly is not Christian." While he is officially retired from diplomatic service, Tomasi is now the secretary for the Vatican dicastery for Integral Human Development, where the pope's 2015 encyclical Laudato si' serves as a blueprint for its mission. Today, Tomasi is encouraging the U.S. Church not to ...
Willi doesn't deny that some children participating in Compassion's centres have adopted Christianity. "We have seen children become Christians of their own free will but also Hindus and Muslims who received years of support from Compassion but remained with their faith," he says. Converting to another ...
Writing in the Baptist News, Miguel De La Torre -- a progressive professor at Denver's Iliff school of Theology -- denounces evangelicals who "forgive" Trump for his myriad sins and support child-molesters like Roy Moore, saying that they embrace a faith that "fuses and confuses white supremacy with ...
However, despite the frequent teachings of the Bible to care for the marginalized, American Christians fail to vote for and support programs that provide for those in need. While early Christianity leaned on social programs and welfare as devotion to Jesus, in the early 20th century Christian charity ceased to ...
school Board Member Concerned After Homework Assignment Claims Christians, Muslims Worship Same God ... The assignment also included quiz questions that featured answers such as, "Judaism, Christianity and Islam believe in the same God; in all three religions, prophets revealed that God is ...
Hartke, who created the YouTube series "Transgender and Christian," said he stays because he wants to help LGBTQ youth growing up in the Christian faith. "I want them to be able to grow up in a better community and a more knowledgeable community, and a more compassionate community," Hartke said ...
They may have been more responsive when asked about environmental stewardship -- or, in the more common Christian parlance, "creation care." That's the language evangelicals such as Richard Cizik, Rick Warren, and Joel Hunter have used to argue that Christians have a religious duty to be stewards ...
The Lynchburg Christian Academy, in Virginia, was one of many so-called seg academies created throughout the South to circumvent desegregation. In the 1970s, these discriminatory schools lost their tax-exempt status. Feeling under siege as a result, conservative Christians started organizing politically.
DYNAMOS could lose chief striker Christian Epoupa Ntouba after he flew to South Africa on Tuesday for trials with SuperSport United. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA. Ntouba, who was topping Wits coach Gavin Hunt's wishlist before he was sent back to Harare for rehabilitation after he suffered a knee injury ...
Three days after the nation observed Martin Luther King Day, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a new arm of its civil rights office called the Division of Conscience and religious Freedom. In making the announcement, HHS's Office for Civil rights director Roger ...


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