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A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »
Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity? That's a question that Pure Flix Entertainment, producers of "God's Not Dead 2," asked Americans in a survey conducted through the Barna Group. Read more »
Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to... Read more »
As Republicans prepare to adjourn their national convention on Thursday evening, the media and the public at large are sure to quickly turn their attention to next week's Democratic National... Read more »
The biblical figure of Mary Magdalene has been “interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted,” according to Michael Haag, historian and author... Read more »
A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers thousands of Christians across the globe
The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe. Now, one group has a challenge for Hillary Clinton and... Read more »
Thousands of Christians converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for "Together 2016," an event that organizers marketed as a "historic" gathering of Bible-believers from... Read more »
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A federal court has ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections must provide Jewish inmates with kosher meals, a decision being praised by religious liberty advocates. Read more »
Earlier this year, at a Dodgers game, I saw all-star catcher Wilson Ramos step into the right field corner long before the game, go to a knee, bow his head and stay that way for a good two minutes.... Read more »
Is this 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard that was reportedly rejected really 'too incendiary' and 'too political'? You decide
The Christian movie house that produced "God's Not Dead 2" is claiming that a billboard advertising the film's DVD release was recently rejected, with the advertising company purportedly calling it... Read more »
A draft of the new Republican Party platform reportedly expresses “unequivocal support for Israel,” with the GOP platform committee adopting language that departs from past calls for a... Read more »
Canada’s Anglican Church has provisionally voted to amend its rules to allow clergy to celebrate same-sex marriages, a day after it narrowly defeated the measure. Read more »
The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so. Read more »
Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »
Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia. Read more »
"The End of White Christian America," released July 12, explores how demographic shifts affect American politics. Read more »
Ancient and medieval Christian art illustrates some of the difficulties and controversies of Christian theology over the centuries. Read more »
Experts at the BYU law school's annual religious freedom conference urged believers to work to resolve problems before courts become involved but a Y professor said the U.S. Supreme Court does... Read more »
Best ways to cope with recent violent deaths of youths? Connect, talk it out and seek help, experts say
Experts recommend that people attempting to process the recent spate of violent deaths of five youths plug into their respective communities, talk and, if needed, seek the help of a variety of... Read more »
We're all inevitably affected by our cultural and social environment. Such influences can be spiritually dangerous, though, so it's wise to be aware of rival worldviews and, where necessary, to be... Read more »
Before being shot by security forces, the Islamist militants who attacked a cafÉ in Dhaka said they would happily become “martyrs” because they had successfully completed their... Read more »
Pope Francis has met the parents of an American teenager who died in suspicious circumstances just after he arrived to start a foreign study program. Read more »
Donald Trump’s recent use of a six-pointed star in a tweet widely deemed anti-Semitic has raised many questions about the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. Read more »
In matters of faith, where a pulpit is a witness stand and people constantly share and bear testimony, being a reliable witness is all. Religious souls rise or fall on their authenticity. Read more »
A lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, brought by two gay men against the owner of several faith-based dating websites, has been settled. Read more »
Prosecutors asked a Vatican tribunal on Monday to absolve one journalist and give a suspended, one-year sentence to another for publishing books based on confidential Vatican documents exposing... Read more »
With guidance from nutritionists and coaches in Jordan and the U.S., the runner follows a training program that has lowered his body fat, cut his marathon time by 15 minutes and has enabled him to... Read more »
Huckabee, Boone enter controversy over California legislation, claiming assault on religions liberty
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and legendary singer and songwriter Pat Boone recently penned a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown, expressing profound concern over legislation that is... Read more »
Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the... Read more »
“God Bless America” became an unofficial national anthem of the United States almost from the moment Kate Smith sang it on the radio in 1938. Read more »
The word on the wire is Donald Trump has found Jesus. James Dobson from “Focus on the Family” leaked the news to the press earlier this week. So far no one in Trumpland is talking.... Read more »
The archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster are among British faith leaders calling on citizens to challenge prejudice, following a sharp rise in xenophobic attacks after the country’s... Read more »
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is offering a first-ever papal assessment of his own pontificate in a book that recounts his decision to resign, his surprise at his successor and his attempts to... Read more »
Twelve teens from Northern Ireland are spending a month in Utah under the Ulster Project, an international initiative that has been encouraging peace, understanding and harmony between Catholics... Read more »
Some would argue that there has always been hate in this world, and that there will always be hate. I guess that may be true, but maybe, there can be less hate. I think it’s possible. Read more »
How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say, although words, too, are essential to preaching the gospel. Read more »
Pat Summitt, who coached at the University of Tennessee for 38 seasons, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011. Read more »
Retired Pope Benedict XVI endorsed Pope Francis' mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of... Read more »
For most in Armenia, the visit by Pope Francis will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians "genocide" and for his message of peace and... Read more »
Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new... Read more »
John Knox, the father of Presbyterianism, led an extraordinarily dramatic life not only in Scotland but also in Germany, in Switzerland and at sea. Read more »
Pope Francis heads to Armenia's genocide memorial for a prayer service, fresh from his ad-libbed declaration that the Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians a century ago was a planned "genocide." Read more »
This is the first in a three-part series that looks at evangelical Christians’ complex views of the global migrant crisis as well as how refugees are reacting to evangelical outreach. Read more »
For the last month, fliers about the United Kingdom’s referendum on the European Union have come through my door with statements like: “The EU costs us at least £350 million a... Read more »
The United States is not a Christian country anymore.That’s according to 59 percent of white evangelical Protestants recently surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership... Read more »
A first edition of The Book of Mormon printed in the upstate New York town linked to Joseph Smith's establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sold at auction for more... Read more »
C.S. Lewis saw the Gospels as presenting us with a stark choice regarding Jesus: lunatic, liar or Lord. But are the four New Testament Gospels sober enough accounts to justify his claim? Read more »
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet told a sold-out crowd Tuesday at the University of Utah's Huntsman Center that he is skeptical that peace can be achieved through prayer. Read more »
When police showed up at Lee Kaplan's home in the Philadelphia suburbs last week, they found a dozen girls living there, the eldest of whom was an 18-year-old who authorities say had been "gifted"... Read more »
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