News on what’s happening in the world of Christianity as well as cultural events shaping the world.
Christians in Sydney, Australia, are being advised to hide their crosses after an Arabic-speaking gang shouting “F*** Jesus!” attacked a couple on a train while transport officers looked on from a “safe space” and did nothing. The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph – a News Corp outlet unrelated to the Telegraph Media Group newspaper of the same name – reports the couple were attacked while riding the train through “Muslim enclaves” in south-west Sydney. Mike, who asked for his surname to be withheld for fear he might be targeted, said that four men of Middle Eastern appearance ripped his cross from his neck, stomped on it, and rained kicks and punches on […]
Work ends on $4 million renovation of Edicule in Church of the Holy Sepulcher, with pilgrims now able to see stone of ancient burial cave for first time • Restoration funded by World Monuments Fund, PA President Abbas, Jordan’s King Abdullah, and others.
In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.
A Fred’s store in Murfreesboro, TN displays Easter crosses made from Mr. Pibb’s packages.
Excavations in the cliffs of Qumran, by the north-west shore of the Dead Sea, have revealed a 12th cave believed to have concealed the Dead Sea Scrolls, an ancient collection of religious texts.
The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that “freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary.”
A parish priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church’s Christmas Nativity scene, adding a boat full of refugees and a rainbow flag in place of the star of Bethlehem.
WASHINGTON (CBS) — Federal authorities warned Friday that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria sympathizers “continue aspirational calls for attacks on holiday gatherings, including targeting churches.”
Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land.
Here’s a partial update on churches in the east-Tennessee area near Gatlinburn, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge where the wildfire has damaged so much of the area. We encourage you to please pray for the people there.
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking aim at one small Indiana town’s Christmas tree.
A bomb exploded Sunday killing 35 in a church in Egypt. Islamic terrorism likely to blame.
Muslims went on a three-day-long rampage of mayhem and murder, slaughtering 12 Christian, burning two churches, and terrorizing hundreds of others as part of an ongoing pogrom against Christians that has been going on for the last month.
The only Christian mayor in Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally, has been removed as part of a purge by the ruling Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following an abortive coup earlier this year.
Jason Fowler watched alcohol addiction destroy the lives of many of his family members so he swore to himself he would never drink.