When the U.S. Senate voted Nov. 30 to pass legislation that protects same-sex marriages, the bill had an unlikely backer — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church had previously endorsed the bill, and that backing was discussed when senators tried to introduce amendments concerning the
Several churches conduct their masses entirely in Latin, an ancient Catholic form of worship that appeals to those who are socially conservative as well as traditionalists. This practice has been discouraged by Pope Francis on several occasions, and for his detractors, it has been a reason to revive it. The
Members of a Missouri church decided to anticipate its final closure and reinvented themselves by investing in a café. Community Covenant Church in Kirkwood had the same problem as most: they had a shoestring budget and small weekly attendance. Then, two years before its final closure, they decided to sell
Elon Musk has decided that he won’t be reinstating a US-based conspiracy theorist’s Twitter account and he used a verse from the Bible to justify his decision. After Musk took control of Twitter, the social media platform reinstated the accounts of infamous personalities like Donald Trump and Kanye (Ye) West.
A Canadian pastor has been acquitted of breaching coronavirus worship restrictions after spending 21 days in jail for holding religious services. Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church, located in Calgary, was acquitted by the Provincial Court of Alberta after going against public health rules imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a study conducted by the Austria based nongovernmental organization, The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, there has been a significant drop in the number of anti-Christian hate crimes in Europe from nearly 1,000 in 2020 to over 500 in 2021. The report consists of
Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, joined other religious leaders from around the globe in participating in the first climate repentance ceremony amidst the ongoing 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as Cop27. Religious leaders from different faiths and nationalities joined the repentance ceremony to beg forgiveness
The Tatmadaw — the armed forces of Myanmar — reportedly attacked The Kachin Theological College, a Baptist seminary in Northern Myanmar, last week. The Tatmadaw launched a severe onslaught of artillery fire, which injured four students. The International Christian Concern (ICC), a U.S.-based persecution watchdog, reported the incident. The seminary
Dozens of Christians have been killed by Fulani militiaman in the Central Nigerian Gbeji community after two days of attacks. Christian Headlines breaks down an article from Morning Star News Nigeria, writing that sectarian conflict is a long-standing issue in parts of Nigeria, especially between predominately Christian and Muslim tribes.
The U.S. National Center for Education Statistics conducted a national assessment earlier this year to measure students’ academic status and capture a panorama of the country’s educational state in the post-pandemic context. The results — called The Nation’s Report Card — have proven worrying for the authorities of the Department
Last year, accusations that New Jersey teacher Tamar Herman forcibly removed a second grader’s hijab quickly spread on the Internet, and comments condemning the teacher quickly followed. The teacher is now suing an Olympian whose online posting about the incident brought it increased prominence. Herman is a teacher in the
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