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Christians mark Good Friday with Jerusalem procession

Jerusalem - Palestinian Christians and foreign pilgrims marked Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem's cobbled Old City on Friday amid increased security measures during an ongoing wave of violence.

Op-Ed: How terrorism brings the worst out of political discourse

Brussels - There are many tragedies tied to acts of terror. Innocent people lose their lives, and the entire world is put on edge. After Brussels another tired symptom was exposed; the fight between the right and left as to who can sound more foolish.

Tomb of Jesus set for restoration work after Easter

Jerusalem - The tomb where Jesus is said to have been buried before his resurrection in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre is to undergo major restoration, church officials said Wednesday.The work could begin soon after Orthodox Easter on May 1.

Doubt, faith and art: Three poets write it out Special

Three poets discuss how doubt, faith and art intersect in their latest collections, and how they evaluate their Christianity

Egypt sentences Christian teens to jail for contempt of Islam

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced three Coptic Christian teenagers to five years in jail for contempt of Islam after they were seen in a video mocking Muslim prayers.

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

West Bank city's only church keeps the faith in turbulent city

Hebron - Father Eliseev enters the cavernous church, room enough for 200 people, on a Sunday morning. But he won't be giving a sermon today, nor any week in the foreseeable future.

The Obamas — and their dogs — send festive cheer to Americans

Washington - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama -- and their two dogs -- on Friday paid tribute to US soldiers in a joint address wishing Americans a Merry Christmas.

Egypt's Coptic pope in rare visit to Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday for the funeral of a senior cleric, the first visit by the head of Coptic Christians in decades, the church said.

Syrian Christian town becomes frontline with IS

Sadad - On the outskirts of the Syrian Christian town of Sadad, children play in front of a cannon fired just hours ago in an ongoing battle against the Islamic State group.

IS frees 37 kidnapped Syrian Christians: NGO

Birut - The Islamic State group released 37 Syrian Christians Saturday, most of them women, who were among more than 200 people kidnapped in February, an NGO said.

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over 'miracle' church arson

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

'China's Jerusalem' targets party members of faith

Shanghai - The city known as China's centre of Christianity, Wenzhou, has launched a crackdown on Communist Party members with religious beliefs, the local government said, following tighter regulation of church buildings.

Christians celebrate Easter's empty tomb in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem urged Christians to stand firm in the face of tragedy, as worshippers massed for Easter Sunday at the site where they believe Jesus rose from the dead.

Op-Ed: It's the religion, stupid

San Francisco - When will humanity acknowledge the inherent dangers of Abrahamic religion —Judaism, Christianity and Islam — and stop being apologists for belief systems which kill, oppress and repress countless millions of people in nearly every society on earth?

Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: govt source

Benghazi - Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said.

Pope likely to address year of conflicts in Christmas message

- Pope Francis will celebrate Christmas on Thursday by sending the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others his traditional "urbi et orbi" message at the close of a year plagued by war and religious fundamntalism.

China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border: lawyer

Bejing - China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region.

Op-Ed: Church makes movie to tell true meaning of Christmas Special

Petaluma - For many believers in the Christian message, Christmastime is something special. This is especially so for the members of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church in Petaluma. The emphasis for them is to move away from the commercialism of the holiday season.

Op-Ed: What Christians should consider buying on Black Friday

Black Friday will be upon us soon. Many fellow Christians will be out there shopping. But are they shopping for the right gifts?

Bryan Fischer: ‘Freedom of Religion’ only applies to Christianity

Bryan Fischer, a conservative Christian pastor stated in an interview for RenewAmerica.com that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution’s guarantee freedom of religion must only apply to Christianity.

Op-Ed: The curious case of 'Emily', a progressive religion apologist

I recently met a woman, let's call her Emily. Emily is a brilliant, vibrant, fascinating, compassionate and progressive young woman who, despite her forward-thinking ways, surprised me by revealing herself as a religion apologist.

Pope Francis: God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'

The theories of evolution are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand," Pope Francis has declared at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Crowdfunding raises $93K for gay Georgia son disowned by family

Kennesaw - Things didn't go so well when 20-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce came out to his Christian parents at their Georgia home last year.

Op-Ed: Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten out of hand

Over the past month the atheist group known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been going after very small, nonabrasive signs of Christianity; suing a privately owned restaurant and even going after the U.S. Navy.

Sudanese Christian woman spared execution arrives in US

Washington - A Sudanese Christian woman -- sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum -- has arrived in the United States with her family.

Beijing government cracks down on Christian churches

Wenzhou - The eastern city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China is sometimes called "China's Jerusalem" because of the number of houses of worship. On Monday, hundreds of police came to the Longgang Huai En Church and used a crane to take down its cross.

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Gaza - Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.
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