Religion

Is An Ancient Text In The Museum of the Bible Real Or Fake?

Sketchy doesn't even begin to describe the controversy surrounding artifacts in the new Museum of the Bible, which is backed by evangelicals investigated for illicit artifacts.<p>In 2014, an exhibit of biblical artifacts was displayed with great fanfare at the Vatican. Called “Verbum Domini,” or “The …

Theology

Priscilla Presley Quits Scientology After 40 Years

It has taken about 40 years, but 72-year-old Priscilla Presley has finally quit Scientology. According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, Priscilla is one of the many …

Celebrity News

Trump Endorses Pastor Who Says Satan Started Catholic Church

Yesterday <b>Donald Trump</b> posted a tweet recommending a book called <i>A Place Called Heaven</i> and calling its author, <b>Dr. Robert Jeffress</b>, a “wonderful …

Faith

From their Haifa headquarters, Bahais seek to 'unite humanity'

The religious group celebrates on Sunday the 200th anniversary of its founder, Bahaullah.<p>Most residents of Haifa, and for that matter Israel, know …

Israel

Evangelicalism’s Lost World

An Evangelical reader passes on a recent edition of <i>The Masculinist</i>, an monthly e-mail newsletter about “the intersection of Christianity and …

Faith

500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.

News (U.S.)

Church of Scientology opens Birmingham HQ

<b>The Church of Scientology has opened a £4.2m HQ in Birmingham.</b><p>Grade II listed Pitmaston House, in the Moseley suburb, was snapped up in 2007 by the group, which was founded by science fiction author L Ron Hubbard.<p>There was a heavy security presence around the building during an opening ceremony, at …

News

This is what happened at the opening of Birmingham's new Church of Scientology

Protesters against the Church of Scientology lined the streets of Moseley after the new luxury HQ opened its doors.<p>The church bought the Grade II …

Church of Scientology

Should Tariq Ramadan be grateful for French justice?

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest enemies. In Switzerland and France this Islamist dauphin had a slightly hard time establishing his reputation. This was not just due to his poor scholarship (the basis of which lay in a …

Islam

As a Muslim Woman in Canada, I Understand Quebec’s Burqa Law

<i>The recent law passed by the Quebec government, known as Bill 62-the “religious neutrality law,” will require women to remove their burqa or niqab</i> …

Islam

COMMENTARY: We can dislike the niqab, while still respecting religious freedom

As some would have us believe, Quebec’s Bill 62 doesn’t explicitly mention niqabs or burkas, and anyway, such face coverings are cultural and not …

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Asia

Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years at St. Paul location

For four decades, Mark Seeley has lifted his gaze toward the horizon as a faculty climatologist at the University of Minnesota. For 26 years, he’s …

United Methodist

As Conservative movement reasserts intermarriage ban, many rabbis ask why

NEW YORK (JTA) — A letter signed by leaders of the Conservative movement reasserting a ban on rabbis performing interfaith weddings has managed to …

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<b>Pinesdale, Mont. •</b> Kimberly Herbert wondered if she would be allowed to marry in the temple.<p>She had dated a boy her age off and on for years. They …

Mormonism

ERICKSON: Bake This Particular Cake, Bigot

The American media would have you believe there is a concerted effort among Christians in America to discriminate against gay Americans. "No gays …

Conservative View

Bill 62 shows Trudeau's Islamophobia hypocrisy

The hypocrisy Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau displayed last week regarding his often-stated commitment to rooting out “Islamophobia” in Canada …

Canadian News

Is the 'new antisemitism' gaining a foothold in Europe and America?

The new antisemitism is a more media savvy and complex beast.<p>There have been fears of late, perhaps justifiably so, in Jewish communities around the …

Weekend A La Carte (October 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include, as usual, just a few worth checking out.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Dr. Thomas Schreiner answers “Do I have to call myself …

Evangelical Christianity

Pope slams 'eugenic' mentality that seeks to eliminate disability

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2017 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in …

Christianity

IS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State group said it carried out a gun and bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday that killed at least 39 people, including …

Terrorism

Sudan's St. Josephine Bakhita captures Church's capacity for witness

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released a monumental encyclical relating to the power of hope and the work of salvation. In the work, entitled “Saved by …

Christianity

Baha’i founder’s 200th birth anniversary today

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai |<p>Members of the community greet each other at the Baha’i Centre on Saturday. Janak Rathod<p>Amazon's HQ2 might …

Indian Religion

Five keys to Catholic education, according to Cardinal Versaldi

SANTIAGO, Chile – Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education …

Education

Missionary work begins with everyone, cardinal says

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2017 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- In a press conference ahead of World Mission Day, Cardinal Fernando Filoni stressed the importance of …

Christianity

After murder of Maltese journalist, can Church lead push for reform?

As a lifelong pug lover, I’m deeply convinced of the truth of the breed’s motto: <i>Multum in parvo</i>, meaning, more or less, “a lot of dog in a small …

Christianity

President Trump Promotes Book by ‘Wonderful’ Pastor Who Says Satan Founded the Catholic Church

The president called him ‘wonderful.’ But among Catholics, Mormons, gays, Tim Tebow, and people who don’t think that abortion caused 9/11, Robert Jeffress isn’t so beloved.<p>Despite past claims that he has “very little time” for watching television, President Donald Trump’s well-documented cable-news …

Tim Tebow

Pope Francis Wants To Change 2,000-Year-Old Church Doctrine

Pope Francis shook the Christian world last week at a gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church when he …

Christianity

Family banish daughter who refuses to believe child's death is God's punishment

As she stood outside a church, alongside people holding signs saying 'You're Going to Hell,' Lauren Drain tried desperately to remain out of …

In My Experience, Evangelicalism Has Always Been About the Dollar Bills

Churches are increasingly run like mega-corporations. Is it so much to ask to provide measurable community services?<p>Joel Osteen was likely an unfamiliar name for most non-Christians until late August.<p>That was when the Lakewood Church pastor—who owns a $10-million mansion and resembles a mixture of …

Faith