(OPINION) Efforts to disconnect Jerusalem from Jewish (and thus Christian) history are a fairly recent endeavor. Thankfully, in the meantime, sources documenting Judaism and Christianity’s historical roots are increasing exponentially.
Northeast Syria is a hub for religious freedom and pluralistic values, but this may no longer be the case. Among the first victims of Turkey’s war against northeast Syria were Christians, with reports of deaths, demolished homes, and broken crosses flooding social media.
(OPINION) Kanye West says being a good person isn’t enough— that God calls for radical obedience. Fans are asking whether his switch to gospel music is here to stay or just good marketing.
The series about the secretive Christian organization The Family has taken on a new meaning in light of recent allegations that could bring impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Today 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians, a steady decrease from 77% a decade ago. Those who identify as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular are on the rise.
More than 1,000 mosques in Yemen have been damaged or destroyed by airstrikes since the conflict began in 2015. The latest hit in September killed a family of seven, including four young children and their pregnant mother, who tried to take shelter in their village mosque.
(OPINION) The narrative arc of the gospel can be seen reflected in the methods that leaders of companies like Apple use to drive innovation.
Gabriel Urgebadze changed the trajectory of his life when he lit a portrait of Vladimir Lenin on fire and told a crowd to follow Jesus instead. Today, more than a hundred pilgrims visit his grave everyday, praying for miracles.
(OPINION) For many, Halloween is some extension of witchcraft and paganism. It’s a holiday, some Christians believe, that is celebrated by Satanists. It is also a big part of Christianity, specifically Roman Catholicism. That’s the part most-often overlooked by the mainstream news media.
(OPINION) J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, called on his flock to confront the predators among them. Other leaders have urged victims to forgive their abusers and avoid tarnishing the church’s reputation.
A U.S. federal court ruled on Tuesday that doctors will not be required to perform gender transition surgeries if it runs contrary to their religious beliefs. The decision reversed a requirement put forth by the Obama administration three years ago.
Abiy Ahmed is an inspirational leader and an evangelical Christian hailed as a Moses figure for Ethiopia. He ended nearly two decades of a stalemate from a war with Eritrea that had killed 70,000 people. But the country is far from peaceful yet, and his leadership challenges are just beginning.
(OPINION) Many Christians today work as mercenaries or missionaries in God’s kingdom. Too much focus on what we’re doing and not enough on why leaves our contribution incomplete.
Amid a measles outbreak, New York became the second state this year to end religious exemptions from vaccines. Forty-five states still allow religious exemptions, and 15 states allow exemptions for personal beliefs, which can encompass religion or can be philosophical or moral.
One woman said, “If he ever needed God, and Mother Mary and all the Saints, this is the time — that is why we are here, praying hard.” Kipchoge runs Oct. 12 in Vienna and has compared the feat to landing on the moon.
There is one person’s body of work that came to define outsiders’ views on African religion more than any other in the past 50 years: Prof. John Samuel Mbiti, a Christian philosopher, Anglican minister and writer from Kenya.
(OPINION) Global concern about the plight of Muslims in China has increased as reports have detailed the government’s cruelty. Not so, however, among Muslim leaders of other countries.
Multi Platinum Christian artist and actress Jaci Velasquez talked to Religion Unplugged about her struggles of family and faith in her new book, “When God Rescripts Your Life,” released Oct. 8.
(OPINION) As liberals increasingly drift away from organized religion, Democrats — with some exceptions — may pin their election hopes on the religiously unaffiliated.
(OPINION) After several clicks and searches, we did find full-length versions of the video provided by Fox News and the Dallas Morning News. It makes us wonder why some media felt the need to excise Brandt’s words, which were so incredible.
(OPINION) Prohibiting students from proclaiming their faith at school is the latest method of persecution against “unrecognized” religions in the country.
A discussion in Rome this week will include whether the church should allow flexibility in its traditional vow of celibacy for priests to ordain married men in the remote Amazon. The decision could very well impact Catholicism around the world.
Considered the most important holiday on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is also known as the day of atonement. It begins at sundown on October 8 and ends at nightfall the following day. The holy day also marks the end of the “10 Days of Repentance.”
Who is made a cardinal can be loaded with intrigue. It’s why the Catholic church is covered like a political institution and less like a religion. It is this dangerous tendency, largely on the part of the secular press, to reduce theological positions to political ones that has fueled divisions during the Pope Francis era.
A Chinese apostle of Islam is a symbol of religious and racial harmony in the world’s largest Muslim country.
(OPINION) White evangelical Protestants have a tendency to reject critique and ignore trends. That needs to change if this group is going to remain politically and culturally relevant.
(OPINION) “Evangelicals” is often used as a stand-in for conservative white Protestants. This misses the diversity and changing nature of a religious movement that is important in its own right, not just for its political clout.
Out of more than 3,200 talks listed on the TED website, less than 80 center on religion, and the ones that do often approach the topic from a secular humanist perspective. We rounded up our top seven picks focused on religion and faith.
(OPINION) Asma Uddin is the author of the provocatively titled “When Islam Is Not a Religion.” Her advocacy for all religions, including those with adherents who might oppose hers, is a lesson in the universality of freedom of religion that the Constitution intends.