Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and ch
Joel Osteen is the pastor of America’s largest church, the 52,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston.
Colby Cosh, the dependably interesting columnist in the National Post, scored again last week.
The Catholic Church is a boat “on the verge of capsizing,” said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a personal message for the funeral Mass of his close
For conservative and evangelical Christians, Hank Hanegraaff has long been a "go-to guy" for help in untangling a thorny Bible text or theological
A Sheffield-based Muslim radio station has had its license suspended after broadcasting 25 hours of sermons “encouraging and condoning” violence ag
A Canadian landlord has been fined $12,000 for failing to respect his Muslim tenants' religion by not taking his shoes off when he entered their ap
It’s sad but hardly surprising that what is arguably the world’s most significant cultural development in the opening years of the third Christian
Americans love to fight about sex and religion.
They have come to pray for the health of loved ones. They have come to ask for help to pass a tough exam or just to get by in hard times.
Presenter Piers Morgan demanded controversial activist Tommy Robinson “show some respect” and not show a Quran on television, labelling him an “Isl
No topics confound media with greater regularity than firearms and Christianity.
One in six young people are practising Christians, new figures show, as research suggests thousands convert after visiting church buil
Evangelical leader the Rev.
Ancient artifacts. Centuries-old legends. Prayers dating back to the time of Christ. An enemy seeking to destroy it all.
Christian humanitarian and evangelist Franklin Graham says the U.S.
Do you ever feel that pastors are always preaching on the same Bible verses?
Vice President Mike Pence is reiterating the support of President Donald Trump for the causes dear to Christian conservatives, saying in a speech t
According to a new report, more than half the Christians living in Syria and Iraq have been killed or fled the country since 2011, mostly because o
Ordinary pew-sitters will only start engaging seriously to end the greatest assault on human rights – abortion – once religious leaders start educa
Once again, things the Bible says will improve our spiritual life are being scientifically proven to improve our physical health as well.
I addressed the Edmonton branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society last week an organization I had never previously heard of.
A Catholic apple grower in Michigan has been barred from a city farmers’ market over his views on same-sex marriage, after he refused to host a les
A Tinley Park man was among nearly 30 people killed in an Islamic State attack in Egypt Friday morning, his nephew told reporters Sunday.
The catacombs of Domitilla, close to the Appian Way, have been restored using laser technology to remove centuries of grime and dirt that had rende
After she met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump confirmed a little-known fact about her faith: She is Catholi
ISIS-linked militants reportedly captured nine Christians, tied their hands together and shot them dead in a city in the Philippines.
Verbal fights on the Internet are common, be it comment sections or social media posts. Do Christians also fight online?
Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of
A photo taken at the scene of a tragic car crash that killed two young moms and a 9-month-old baby last month is bringing hope and peace to the fam
When Kerry Frey Liles and her 7-year-old son were on a recent flight, this man-shaped cloud was apparently watching over them to make sure they lan
Women worldwide will be celebrating Mother's Day with cards, flowers, and love from their children, but for some women, the day is a painful one.
Roughly a quarter of a century after the fall of the Iron Curtain and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union, a major new Pew Research Center surv
Jakarta's once hugely popular governor is being held in a simple room at a high-security detention center, his only comforts a Bible and visitors t
Respondents were asked "How often, if ever, would you say the following activities would be cheating on a spouse or partner?" These statistics show
Months of negotiations involving participants across two continents has resulted in a deal in which 82 Chibok schoolgirls – who were seized from th
The Pope meets 7,000 students of the Schools for Peace: "The culture of destruction is growing".
A 14-year-old Catholic girl in Pakistan, taken from her family in December and forcibly converted to Islam, was rescued on Wednesday (April 26), he
According to author Alan Arnold, in 1979 “Margaret Thatcher … won the election and became Britain’s first woman prime minister.
South Africa recently witnessed the largest gathering of Christians in the nation's history when close to two million believers gathered at a farm
A Northern Arizona University student was forced by his professor and the school's history department chair to stop reading his Bible prior to the
The man who brought belief in God back into the study of philosophy, Alvin Plantinga, has received the 2017 Templeton Prize.
Pentecostals and evangelicals are the most persecuted branch of Christianity, a new report says.
For years, Islamic nations have successfully pressed the United Nations to pass non-binding resolutions condemning “defamation of religion.”
Pope Francis urged governments to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become “concentration camps.”
Data from two major polling firms show Canadians are nowhere close to the caricature of faith-hostile atheists that we’ve been led to believe chara
It all began with the case of the missing pastor.
Evangelist Franklin Graham says he agrees with Daily Mail editor Piers Morgan who said Monday that the Islamic State terror group is clearly target
A Canadian politician received a standing ovation last week after he shared the gospel in the Canadian Parliament.
Egypt's president called for a three-month state of emergency Sunday after at least 44 people were killed and more than 100 more were injured in tw
The Chaldean Catholic patriarch is supporting a more than 80-mile peace march during Holy Week to urge an end to violence in his homeland and throu
Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims, say experts in Islam and faith leaders.
Two Pentecostal Christians are reported to have died in Eritrea on 17 March, days after being transferred to a hospital from detention, where they
A former Sunni imam with deep family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood argues that organizations like the Islamic Society of North America are
Police accused staff members of a Christian school in Sudan of obstructing the work of a Muslim-owned business trying to take it over, sources said
President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at public school
It's no secret that Pakistan punishes people who insult Islam with a death sentence.
With the strong backing of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, Canada's Parliament passed a motion this afternoon 201 to 91 that critics say singl
This week on March 23rd will mark the 2021st anniversary of the birth of Jesus.
The head of the The Israel Antiquities Authority’s archaeological division said over the weekend that the agency has made a “great leap” over the p
A cache of nine bronze coins that may have been stashed by terrified Christians fleeing ahead of invading Persian forces has been found in an archa
Right now, geopolitical analysts and anti-terrorism experts may not see anti-Christian persecution around the world as a real security risk, in par
In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.
Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending sho
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested two Christians – a mother and her son – in late February as part of a brutal crackdown on
The brother of 18-year-old Hanan Girgis, an Egyptian Christian woman missing since 26 January, says he has been
Two Christian street preachers were fined what amounts to thousands of U.S.
A Coptic Christian mother in North Sinai who saw her son and husband killed in front of her in their home says she then saw the gunman calmly tick
In a new video posted to YouTube, a prominent Anglican priest who is known as the "Vicar of Baghdad" explains why he likes U.S.
Europe must be willing to communicate with people from different religions and go back to its Christian roots to allow peace to reign in the contin
Numerous Syrian Muslims who fled their war-torn country and found refuge in Lebanon have converted to Christianity despite threats and incidents of
Evangelist Franklin Graham issued an urgent call to prayer for our brothers and sisters in Egypt.
After years of darkness, hope has returned to Telekuf-Tesqopa.
The domestic intelligence service has announced an uptick of hundreds in a matter of months.
Liberal protestors jeered and mocked a Louisiana State chaplain when he opened a town hall meeting with prayer, earlier this week.
One of the few remaining unstudied major biblical sites, where according to the Bible the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades, will be exc
The internet can be a harsh place, especially to famous personalities who stand for their beliefs, religious or otherwise.
There is demand for Christian literature in India and the market is expanding: says to Fides, Fr.
For the first time in over 60 years, researchers have discovered a cave near the Dead Sea that once housed ancient scrolls, renewing archaeologists
An Anglican liturgy will be celebrated at the heart of the Catholic Church when choral evensong takes place in St Peter’s basilica next month.
Recently released video footage of a woman being beaten in public with a wooden cane reveals the brutal nature of Islamic Sharia law in Indonesia.
At least three people are being considered by President Donald Trump to fill the role of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a
A Japanese Christian samurai who died in exile about 400 years ago after refusing to renounce his faith was beatified by the Catholic Church in an
While racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic attacks have seen a huge fall since 2008, those on Christian places of worship more than doubled in thi
Plainclothes police in the central Vietnamese city of Hue blocked a group of Roman Catholic priests from attending a church service on Thursday, on
On Saturday, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Pope Francis and asking “Where’s your mercy?” The unsigned images referred to t
At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign
An alliance of UK-based charities has warned that Christians are being excluded from reconstruction plans for Northern Iraq once the Islamic State
Mosques and flats have been stormed by 800 Austrian police in a bid to break the network of a preacher suspected of brainwashing teenagers to fight
A pastor in eastern Uganda and eight other Christians are missing two weeks after a Muslim mob attacked a church prayer meeting, locked the congreg
One of the Queen of England's chaplains has resigned just one week after he criticized an Islamic prayer reading at a Scottish church.
The head of the sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta has been asked by Pope Francis to present his resignation, something the grand master has a
When highly placed Italian prelates declare that “only a blind man cannot see” that confusion is the ecclesiastical order of the day, and that such
Controversial Melbourne evangelical church Catch the Fire, which solicits donations for the Rise Up Australia Party, has had its charitable status
Before preparing for the role of Fr.
India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for only some three percent of the population, including close to 19
Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday (Jan. 15).
A passage from the Koran that denies one of the central tenets of the Christian faith was sung aloud at a cathedral service in Scotland.
Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.”
Tighter restrictions and growing objections to foreign adoptions have left many special needs orphans without homes in China but one Australian cou
The German press, together with establishment politicians, Germany’s police, and left-wing international news agencies have railed against Breitbar
After declaring he was an atheist at the age of 13, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Christmas Day that he is now a believer bu
After political outcry and personal threats, an Italian priest has replaced a Christmas Nativity scene that critics said depicted Mary, the mother
Saddleback Church lead pastor Rick Warren recently issued a warning against letting secular traditions like Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman over
Prince Charles has said that the scale of anti-Christian persecution is “not widely appreciated”.
Minority Christians in Indonesia may have to celebrate Christmas quietly this year since Muslim hard-liners in the predominantly Muslim Southeast A
Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age - sometimes before the age of 10 - and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” t
She survived the first stone that struck her, then the second.
Dutch far-Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has been found guilty of inciting racial discrimination for leading a chant calling for
Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior.
Saintliness isn't what people normally associate with gritty New York City.
Parents are deeply concerned about an After School Satan Club that targets children as young as 5 scheduled to open at Point Defiance Elementary Sc
The Museum of the Bible plans to offer visitors an unparalleled Bible experience with a $42 million investment in state-of-the art technology that
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died this November 25, at age 90.
After a weeklong business trip abroad, American pastor Ryan Keating was detained at the airport overnight, interrogated and then put on a pla
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Monday car and knife attack on Ohio State University, describing 18-year-old Somali-born terro
Five men in Pakistan's Punjab province were sentenced to death last week for their leading role in the November 2014 murder of a Christian couple.
While the German federal government is looking to increase the number of deportations of failed asylum seekers, regional governments led by left-wi
Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager to move on, just ignore the person.
But what should you do before the light changes?
A Canadian study concludes that churches teaching from a literal interpretation of the Bible experience greater growth rates than those holding to
In response to a question regarding the implications of transgender politics for religious freedom, the professor described the “social-justice war
The Palestinian Authority leadership blasted a proposed law to ban the use of loudspeakers to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from mosques acro
On Thursday, I testified in Austin, Texas about the latest skirmish over how evolution is taught in Texas public high schools.
A Brit tourist allegedly raped by two men in Dubai faces jail after cops accused her of sex outside marriage.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St.
A high school football coach in Pennsylvania is now no longer leading prayers with his team following the receipt of a complaint from a prominent p
The members of six Indonesian churches, destroyed last year at the hands of Islamist extremists , are seeing growth despite rising Christian persec
Americans voted to elect Republican Donald Trump as president in what has been described as "miraculous" and "divine intervention."
The Austrian government has been medically assessing ‘underage’ migrants if they are suspected to be lying about their age.
The public discourse surrounding the presidential election this fall has brought to light many disparaging comments from both of the major candidat
If worship is powerful—that is, if kneeling before Almighty God in humility and rising to praise Him in gratitude and going forth to obey Him in fa
There's a warning that the persecution of Christians around the world is getting worse as International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day is marked
A stone slab believed to have once held the body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion is being unveiled for the first time in centuries at the Chu
The latest figures are “the tip of the iceberg” according to Christian advocacy charity Open Doors.
A diverse coalition of Iraqi forces launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Mosul, one of the last major cities still controlled
China's governing Communist Party is set to launch a nationwide crackdown on Christianity.
Even in a rural Mexican community that has grown accustomed to the news of brutal killings, the abduction and murder of a popular Catholic priest h
A United Church of Canada congregation overseen by an openly atheist minister seldom uses the Bible during worship and has replaced the Lord's Pray
An American missionary to Russia is the first U.S.
Americans don’t know much about theology. Most say God wrote the Bible. But they’re not sure everything in it is true.
Alberta’s New Democratic Party government has launched an inquiry into two private Christian schools whose board refuses to comply with government
Nearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea.
The Catholic Church has not changed her practice towards divorced and civilly remarried Catholics — despite what the faithful may have been led to
This week, Pew released the results of its 2016 study of political party identification, including breakdowns of both parties by gender, age, race,
The Communist Party in China, which is leading a crackdown on Christians, detained two female Christian summer camp leaders in the northwestern Xin
Fifty religious leaders from the Christian and Muslim minorities in India met together last week to discuss the religious freedom challenges facing
In his homily at Sunday Mass, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (pictured) warned that “Europe is on the verge of forfeiting its Christian heritage,” no
It is difficult to know where to start a review of a book as extraordinary as Corinna Turner’s Someday. I am not a fan of YA fiction as a
He hates the way things are done these days, and church sure ain’t what it used to be.
The American pastime of church shopping finally has some solid stats: how many Christians do it (and how often), why they left their last church, a
One of the great transitions in education in the past fifty years has been the increased emphasis on the so-called STEM subjects – science, technol
The chairman of the U.S.
A new study casts some doubts on claims that today's teens are lazy and disengaged, with the Barna Group finding that the majority of teenagers — 6
As the world focusses on potential military advances against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, it risks overlooking another vast regio
A senior judge has challenged Islamist extremists who live on benefits while claiming to "despise" Western democracy, as he sentenced hate preacher
Is it possible to be both a Christian and a libertarian?
A group of New York Muslims has taken offense at a small town’s new memorial honoring those who died in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Anti-feminist and conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly was a favorite of the religious right.
A story, carried in our July 7 edition, describes a presidential directive ordering a new gender-neutral Bible. It was a hoax.
A former Russian Islamic State fighter has opened up about his time in Syria and detailed the barbarity he witnessed that inspired him to come up w
British couple Sarah and Matthew Pendleton had been married for almost 13 years when Matthew was arrested for voyeurism and downloading indecent pi
Dating site ChristianMingle, among others, must make same-sex matches, according to a recent settlement.
Although many scientists say demonic possession is a myth, one psychiatrist says it is very real and may be on the rise.
Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may not receive Holy Communion unless they “refrain from sexual intimacy,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles
Natural disasters, epic political conflict and disunity in churches might have paralyzed Christian outreach in Nepal over the past year – but indig
A month after a crowd of village Hindus in Jharkhand state, India summoned 25 Christians, tied up six of them and beat them with sticks, some of th
A "Cave Church" in Egypt is one of the largest churches in the country, a place where 70,000-plus Christians gather every week to worship and prais
The Primate of Belgium, who has been in office less than a year, has closed down, for dubious reasons, a priestly fraternity that had been blessed
Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeti
A new report reveals that the questions that Britain's Home Office asks Christian and Christian convert asylum-seekers to assess their applications
Former Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has called for a complete shutdown on mass immigration into the U.S.
The Vatican hit back on Sunday (June 26) at Turkey’s depiction of Pope Francis as having a “crusader mentality” after he used the word genocide to
“It’s infuriating and outrageous,” the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) Harry G. Hutchison insisted.
The archdiocese of Montreal is implementing a plan that would forbid priests and church volunteers from being alone with children.
The Pentagon has launched an investigation into why a retired veteran with 33 years service was dragged off a military base, allegedly for saying t
Homes and property belonging to the Coptic community of Qarayat al Bayda village near Alexandria were attacked on 17 June by angry crowds protestin
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, has said that a new state law taking affect s
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, and then some time later ? created emoji ? .
On Monday, June 13, Skip Rodgers dipped the back tire of his steel-frame touring bike into the Pacific Ocean in Anacortes, Wash., 93 miles south of
Islamic State (IS) members “are following sharia, Quran, word by word,” stated Iraqi Catholic Chaldean priest Douglas Bazi at Washington, DC’s Cath
As the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church opened with only 10 of the 14 Orthodox churches represented, Pope Francis offered his prayers.
Prominent New Testament scholars are saying this week that it is time to put to rest an infamous papyrus that suggests Jesus Christ had a wife.
Hundreds of people came out to protest a Christian conversion ceremony in Rishon Leziyon on Saturday morning.
It was the end of a long day of baseball under the late May sun in Santa Clara, Cuba, and Marilyn Santos found an unpainted, dented, wooden basebal
After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S.
A Christian teenager in the United Kingdom suffered from a series of bullying acts, including having been tied to a cross, allegedly carried out by
At the age of 102 Father Hermann Scheipers passed away last night. He was the last surviving priest of Dachau concentration camp.
In the midst of negotiations to relocate a government-sanctioned church in China’s coastal Zhejiang, a team of officials destroyed the structure wi
A team of politicians and human rights activists who toured Chhattisgarh has reported several cases of violence against Christians in the eastern I
Although only a few days remain until the Eastern Pentecost, when the Pan-Orthodox council has been scheduled, uncertainty remains whether the gath
A Yazidi boy who escaped an ISIS training camp and made a daring trek to safety across the desert of northern Iraq told FoxNews.com in an exclusive
Sequel to "The Passion of the Christ" is confirmed and this time around, the follow-up to the biblical blockbuster will center on Jesus Christ's re
Bill Donohue comments on Pennsylvania Catholic lawmakers:
The Associated Press reports that even in strongly religious areas like western Kentucky, "conservative Christians feel under siege." The
Tempers are running high over the transgender bathroom debate.
The number of people who say they have no religion is rapidly escalating and significantly outweighs the Christian population in England and Wales,
Refugees from North Africa and the Middle East who claim to be Christian must prove they are Christian if they wish to receive asylum in Great Brit
The 2016 presidential race, like all presidential races, has raised questions and controversies regarding the religious faiths of the candidates.
As part of a Churches Together in England (CTE) initiative, The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in the United Kingdom hosted an unprecedented meeting
A team of experts has begun a historic renovation at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalrie
Good news from an unexpected and little known quarter of the Universal Church: the first native Mongolian priest is shortly to be ordained.
Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper, one of the nation’s largest, provides few details on the incident, little more than the fact that it occurre
Church officials in Vietnam say one of the country's longest serving prisoners of conscience was released under pressure from the United States, bu
The loss of religious freedom is leading to a “bloodless” persecution in the United States, a prominent Catholic archbishop warned at the ceremonia
Ray Comfort of Living Waters ministries had planned to go to the nation's capital this weekend, distribute some of his books, and bless the atheist
More than 30 college students were arrested, interrogated and within 24 hours were each given 99 lashes for attending a graduation party that inclu
Megachurch pastor Perry Noble is fed up with America's reaction to Harambe the gorilla—namely, that hundreds of thousands are enraged an animal had
A repentant Baylor University administration signaled an intention to refocus on the school's Christian identity among other things Thursday when t