This is our archive of news items tagged Christianity
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Find out much religious groups have shifted toward supporting LGBT rights since 2003.
Also: learn about a church where God doesn’t attend. Then there’s a guy who puts the fear of God into many atheists.
And for millions of people around the world, the end came a little closer last week. [Read more...]
Cult leader Tony Alamo, imprisoned for taking girl as young as nine as his ‘brides’ will lose many of his properties in order to satisfy restitution judgments against him.
is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning still Christian America’s most segregated hour? Not at these churches…
Plus: more religion news items [Read more...]
The BBC director general Mark Thompson has claimed that Christianity is treated with less sensitivity than other religions because it is “pretty broad shoulders”.
He suggested other faiths had “very close identity with ethnic minorities” and as a result were covered in a more careful way by broadcasters. [Read more...]
Local government officials in Hungary are handing state-owned schools over to churches, unable to afford their upkeep during the economic recession, according to church sources.
“Churches are entitled to run schools in Hungary as public service providers, receiving the same taxpayers’ money as public sponsors,” said Balazs Odor, ecumenical officer of Hungary’s Reformed Church. [Read more...]
Eleven members of one of Iran’s largest evangelical house church movements, who were charged with ‘action against the order of the country’ and drinking alcohol, have been acquitted by an Iranian court, BosNewsLife learned Friday, May 20.
The charges referred to their involvement in a house church meeting and to taking communion wine, Iranian Christians said earlier. [Read more...]
“Why We’re Fasting” is the title of columnist Mark Bittman’s essay in Wednesday’s New York Times
, the “we” being himself and David Beckmann, here described as a “reverend,” and “this year’s World Food Prize laureate.” The pastor heads “Bread for the World.”
Yes, why fast? [Read more...]
Americans may have thought that cracks in the façade and framework of evangelicalism would show up most visibly when serious evangelicals argued whether Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee would be the better presidential candidate.
But now we have a chance to see that other divisive issues among evangelicals beg for attention. The topic? Hell, and a punishing God’s use thereof. [Read more...]