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Typically, an interfaith event is a great way to honor people of all religions (and, more frequently, no religion) without alienating anyone's tradition. But not according to South Dakota State Senator Neal Tapio, who believes such an event is clearly a conspiracy to undermine Christians and persecute them.
But Foreign Policy magazine sees any U.S. aid going to Christians and others as a bad thing. Here, it says: The Trump Administration has decided to steer humanitarian aid funding to Christian and other minority communities in Iraq, against the advice of some officials at the State Department and others at ...
It is a known fact that the number of millennials subscribing to the Christian religion is dropping, and many think the solution is better marketing. As I was growing up in my ... For the steadfast Christians, modern practices in the church serve only as an accompaniment to their devoutness. Modernism for the ...
Unfortunately, they don't see that our problem is less about the current political landscape and more about a faulty way of doing politics for Christians. Our situation now is simply an amplification and exposition of what has always been the case, a blurred line between being Christian and Republican, ...
God has been using Annahita Parsan's life in incredible ways for His Kingdom. Parsan, who is originally from Iran, converted to Christianity, and is now leading many others to Christ in Sweden. The Christian Post reports that Parsan grew up in Iran in a Muslim home. She was married at 16 to a man who ...
Meanwhile, ANDEB will "maintain the emergency alert of the evangelical people in Bolivia, and as a consequence, events, gatherings, prayer meetings, and meetings of spiritual intercessions for our country will be organized in all cities and places where there are evangelical Christian churches and ...
The group's fighters systematically expelled Christian communities from their territory in Iraq and massacred and enslaved thousands of Yazidis -- a small community based in northern Iraq and Syria whose faith is a mix of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. activists and human rights monitors ...
U.S. Christians' concerns about the environment and climate change haven't shifted much in the past two decades, despite a push by some religious leaders to increase attention on the issue, a new study finds. In fact, Christians' views may be reversing course since the 1990s, according to David Konisky, ...
He has started his own university-recognized, Jesus-centered student organization, Love Works, to advocate for justice on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual issues. Topics. US universities · Iowa · Christianity · religion · news · Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share via email · Share on LinkedIn ...
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on the evening of January 13, 2018, three armed men killed a Coptic Christian named Bassem Attala as he was returning home from work. Bassem and his family were among the hundreds of Christian families who originally fled el-Arish last year after ...
Just tonight, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles joined the chorus of women who've bravely brought their stories of abuse into the public light. Biles, 20, made this announcement detailing the ways her former team doctor, Larry Nassar, abused both her and other teammates. #MeToo, it seems, continues on, ...
... Inland Empire and the Central Valley, on up through Sacramento and as far north as Redding. In my multiple research projects conducted over the last 25 years, I have seen that California megachurches have played a significant role in how millions of people - Christian or not - understand Christianity.
As its numbers shrink in North America and Western Europe, the Christian population is exploding in Africa, Asia and elsewhere, creating ties across borders. Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, said African Christians closely ...
Last Thursday, the Christian speaker and author wrote on her blog that MBI was in "unprecedented crisis" due to ongoing tensions between administration and staff, as well as theological concerns she raised over certain faculty members. Moody responded by calling the allegations misleading, though the ...
A productive Christian will always look for opportunities to serve the needs of the local church. The Bible says it best in 1 Peter 4:10, "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." As Christians, we should be committed to ...

The Evangelical Christian Baptist Church in Kaji-Say, in Kyrgyzstan, was destroyed after being set alight in a reported sectarian arson attack. But a photo has emerged claiming to show the charred remains of the building, with an open copy of the Bible untouched on the altar - despite the altar cloth being ...
Yang previously spent seven years in jail on charges of "assembling a crowd to disturb traffic order" and has been under police surveillance since her release in October 2016, according to China Aid, a Christian NGO based in the United States. "I think this might be a new pattern against any independent ...
In my multiple research projects conducted over the last 25 years, I have seen that California megachurches have played a significant role in how millions of people - Christian or not - understand Christianity.
In the past year, Egypt has moved up an annual league table of persecution of Christians compiled by the charity Open Doors. According to its World Watch List, North Korea is still the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a Christian, and Nepal has had the biggest increase in persecution.
Through much of Christian history, the psalm retained the element of exorcism, and its words commonly appear on amulets and inscribed on buildings. Right up to the 19th century, legends told of pious Christians who used the prayer to survive epidemics that killed thousands. As the psalm promises, ...
For some who work there, to borrow a phrase from the Book of Revelation, it is the "New Jerusalem" - appropriate for the city of Christianity's birth, the "mother of all churches" (Mater ... Four miles away, Bethlehem's 12,000 Christians (as against 20,000 Muslims) are celebrating Christmas with much festivity.
Actually, we don't have to imagine, at least not when it comes to Christianity. We have a pretty good picture of what Rome was like before the Christian faith was legalized. We know what anti-Christian Nazi Germany was like without Christianity -- as well as atheist countries like the Soviet Union. And we ...
Warriors for Christ, a West Virginia-based ministry, are a group that opposes any sinful behavior. Its facebook page had more than 225,000 followers. Its administrators frequently post memes that criticize LGBT rights and abortions, among other topics. Videos from Pastor Rich Penkoski are also posted on ...
high school students in that class are also assigned to 'Do your best to build close relationships with other Christians ... .'" The worksheet used for this assignment appears to have originated with a Christian publisher, which is not an appropriate source of teaching materials for a public school, the ACLU ...
"If actions like this continue, they will have a spiritual impact on the country," said Tony Suarez, executive pastor of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference ... In a Pew report, half of Hispanic Christians in the US said they worried about themselves or someone close to them getting deported.
What does orthodox mean and how is it defined in Judaism and Christianity? Orthodox means adhering to accepted norms and creeds - especially in religion. In Christianity, the term means "conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early Church." The Orthodox Church is one of ...
Dr. Jaleel Kohmeni refused to treat a dying man on a flight from New York to Las Vegas, on the basis of the man's Christian faith. FALSE. RATING. FALSE. ORIGIN. In early January 2018, a satirical but inflammatory story on the Patriot United web site falsely claimed that a Muslim doctor from Syria doctor left ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Christian advocacy group has filed a federal complaint over an Illinois law requiring health care providers to discuss abortion with pregnant women. The Thomas More Society filed the complaint Thursday with the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the international fellowship of Christians and Jews, has raised $1.4 billion for Israel from Evangelical Christian ... evangelical Christianity, and especially Pentecostal Christianity, is spreading throughout Latin America and Korea, and more than 100 million people have ...
Meanwhile, around 53 percent of those who were allowed in under Trump were Christian, in line with Trump's campaign pledge to rescue Christians suffering overseas. In January 2017, Trump signed an executive order giving preference to refugees who are from a religious minority in their home country.
Christians in Utah and throughout the world will celebrate Epiphany this weekend, ending the liturgical calendar's Twelve Days of Christmas, with rituals both ... has devolved into a holiday for retail materialism gone wild, Epiphany has survived as the more untainted and divine of Christian winter traditions.
Your body, yes. Your friendships, yes. Your political life, yes. Your Entertainment, yes. All of it." When Christianity becomes reduced to a mere message that can be gained from the dominant culture, Barron said, it moves from the faith of early persecuted Christians to one which is rewarded lavishly by others.
Despite Muslims' numeric dominance, some researchers say there's no country in the world where Christianity is growing faster than in Iran today, according to David Yeghnazar, the executive director of Elam Ministries, a nonprofit that serves Iranian Christians. "Iranians have become the most open people ...
Liberal Christians have a tendency to be quiet and private about their faith. This has had the dually harmful effects of allowing the public face of Christianity in America to be an unserious caricature of the Christian faith (e.g. Roy Moore) while simultaneously allowing liberal Christians to avoid inconvenient ...
North Korea is the worst place to be a Christian. Afghanistan is a close second. Most are countries where Islamist radicals target non-Muslims. The list was prepared by Open Doors, a faith-based group that serves beleaguered Christians abroad. David Curry, the group's CEO, says persecution in Muslim ...
In early December, Brody interviewed Vice President Pence, who described Trump as a "believer," a genuine Christian. "I think President Trump has a heart of gratitude for evangelical Christians in this country," Pence told Brody. White evangelicals overwhelmingly supported Trump in the 2016 election, ...
If evangelical means that, it has serious ramifications for the work of Christians and churches." At Princeton University, the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship renamed itself Princeton Christian Fellowship to get away from the negative associations. But is evangelicalism tainting Christianity itself as a brand?
conservative Christian voters in the U.S. who support President Donald Trump are contradicting the teachings of God by aligning themselves with a version of Christianity that disregards the poor and weak, according to a prominent British bishop. Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool in the Church of ...
Nine people were killed in twin attacks on Coptic Christians, south of Cairo, the interior ministry says. Six civilians and a policeman ... Egypt is a Muslim-majority country and its Christian minority - mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church - make up around 10% of the population. Last April at least 45 ...
Each year, on an almost daily basis, archaeological discoveries help us better understand the Bible and affirm its details about people, events, and culture. Below are the top excavation findings reported in 2017 which have increased our knowledge of the biblical world and the early history of Christianity.
Paul Bayes: 'If people want to support rightwing populism … how are they going to relate that to their Christian faith?' Photograph: Rebecca Lupton for the Guardian. "Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they're saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe ...
Bishop of Liverpool Paul Bayes criticised some "so-called evangelical leaders" for their "uncritical support" of the US president, accusing them of "colluding" with an unfair system. "If people want to support rightwing populism…how are they going to relate that to their Christian faith?" he said in an interview ...
Since the resurgence of politicized evangelical Christianity with the ascendency of Ronald Reagan, many apocalyptic minded conservative Christians ... that Evangelical Christians, who for years preached about such a figure, seem to lack the self-awareness to identify something so anti-Christian in Trump ...
Gibbon was a child of the European Enlightenment, and he viewed his task as a historian of early Christianity as a dispassionate, scientific one: to see things ... Rather than praising Christians for preserving slivers of classical wisdom, she argues, we should acknowledge how much was knowingly erased.
Nigeria has an almost equal number of Muslims and Christians but Islam dominates the north while Christianity is strong in the south. Despite being part of the Muslim north, Kaduna has a significant Christian minority. The area has witnessed religious violence in the past. Although, it remains relatively ...
Led by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, Christians and Muslims attended the Christmas Mass Dec. 24 in a display of unity. "My message is to our brothers the Muslims," said Patriarch Sako. "I ask them to change their way of thinking; you should know Christianity better. In the past, Christians ...
Nine Christians were killed, with dozens wounded. In a pleasant surprise for the Christian community, the chief of army staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, took part in Christmas celebrations at Christ Church in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. In Pakistan, it is rare for the chief of the armed forces to attend any ...
The Assyrian Christians had waited more than three years for a chance to emigrate from Turkey, where they had fled after Homo was threatened by a ... but it became even more difficult to survive as ISIS took over vast swaths of Iraq and targeted what was left of an already dwindling Christian population.


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