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Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Christ, whose coming as the messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, called the Old Testament in Christianity, and chronicled in the New Testament. It is the world's largest religion with about 2.4 billion followers.

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Religious discrimination bill backfires on Christians

Under Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination bill, life will be easier for businesses if they simply do not hire Christians.
The Age - Published

Christians in northeast Syria living in fear as Turkish forces, IS group active in region

In northeastern Syria, the Christian community is more threatened than ever. Last October, it found itself caught in the middle of the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces. Meanwhile, Islamic..
France 24 - Published

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Methodist church plans to split over gay marriage, clergy -officials [Video]Methodist church plans to split over gay marriage, clergy -officials

The United Methodist Church plans to split into two denominations later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban..

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Evangelical magazine stands by scathing Trump op-ed [Video]Evangelical magazine stands by scathing Trump op-ed

Evangelical magazine, Christianity Today, stands by its critical opinion piece calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office, despite condemnation of the article from Evangelical leaders and..

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US election 2020: Meeting Donald Trump's evangelical Christian voters

Donald Trump owes his presidency, at least in part, to America's evangelical Christians. And the US president certainly won’t be able to win a second term on November 3 without their support. Around..
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Minnesota priest calls Muslim immigrants a threat, drawing rebuke from Catholic Church

A Minnesota Catholic leader rejected remarks made by a priest who called Islam the "greatest threat in the world" to the US and Christianity.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Give Lebanon's cabinet a chance, say Christian religious leaders

Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob..
Reuters - Published

Religious persecution a growing global problem

The legacy of colonialism leads many people to believe that Christians are the ones in power doing the persecuting, but that is not so.
The Age - Published

How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

The CAA aims to provide Indian citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

Islamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Gay, Christian and a former preacher, I'm coming out to help anyone hurt by Folau

The unseen casualties of the Israel Folau saga were gay Christians from Pacific Island nations. A former preacher asks his people to act more like Jesus, less like Folau.
The Age - Published

AP Top Stories December 25 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday December 25th: Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong; Protests in India continue; Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas; Swimmers brave cold waters for Christmas..
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Thousands of Christians celebrate Christmas in UAE

thousands of christians celebrate christmas in uae
ABU DHABI: Thousands of Christians across the country attended the Christmas mass and service yesterday to mark the occasion of Christmas. In Abu Dhabi, worshippers started gathering as early as 4am at..
WorldNews - Published

Pope Francis kicks off Christmas celebrations with midnight Mass

pope francis kicks off christmas celebrations with midnight mass
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas celebrations for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics on Tuesday, saying the celebration of Jesus's birth reminded humanity how "God continues to love us all, even the..
WorldNews - Published

Gaza Christians say few Israeli permits granted for Christmas travel

Fewer than half of Christians from Gaza who sought Israeli permits to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas have so far had their applications granted, members of the small..
Reuters - Published

Christianity Today again slams Trump, raises issue of 'unconditional loyalty'

Christianity Today, the magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham, renewed its criticism of President Donald Trump in a new editorial that cited his "misuses of power" and asked fellow..
Reuters - Published

Trump slams U.S. evangelical magazine after it calls for his removal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted the magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham after the influential publication for conservative evangelical U.S. Christians called for him to be..
Reuters - Published

Israel to grant entry to Gaza Christians on Christmas

israel to grant entry to gaza christians on christmas
Christians in the Palestinian territory of Gaza will be permitted to enter Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas, Israel’s government said on Sunday. The announcement comes just two days before..
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Rev. Billy Graham's Christian magazine wants Donald Trump removed. Can we get an 'Amen!'

In an editorial, Christianity Today called Trump a 'near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.'
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Pastor speaks on Christian magazine's Trump stance

A major evangelical Christian magazine published an editorial on Thursday calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office. But one pastor is confident evangelical Christians will again throw..
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Billy Graham's evangelical magazine calls for Trump's removal

The magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham that is influential with conservative evangelical Christians in the United States called on Thursday for President Donald Trump to be removed from..
Reuters - Published

Reinhard Bonnke: The man who changed the face of Christianity in Africa

Reinhard Bonnke, who died aged 79, is the father of modern-day crusade preaching in Africa.
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SC rejects PIL seeking minority status for Hindus in some states

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a PIL seeking minority status for Hindus in several states where Muslims or Christians are in the majority and said religious minority status could be given only..
IndiaTimes - Published

What does India's new citizenship law mean?

A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to..
Reuters - Published

Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Lebanese Christian party says it won't join government on Hariri's terms

Lebanon's largest Christian political party will not join a new government under the terms set by caretaker premier Saad al-Hariri, but will not obstruct the formation of a new cabinet, its leader said..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: What does passage of India's controversial citizenship bill mean?

India's parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that will allow citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh..
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Reinhard Bonnke: Evangelist who drew millions in Africa dies at 79

He was best-known in Africa and claimed to have converted tens of millions to Christianity.
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Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site visited by 200,000 Ethiopian Christians on their annual pilgrimage

In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels. Scott Pelley reports.
CBS News - Published

Jesus manger: Relic to return to Bethlehem in time for Christmas

jesus manger: relic to return to bethlehem in time for christmas
Christians believe the tiny piece of wood formed part of the crib that Jesus lay in after being born. Custodia Terrae Sanctae, the custodian of Catholic religious sites in the Holy Land, said the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Meeting the descendants of Japan's 'hidden Christians'

As Pope Francis wraps up a four-day visit to Japan, we meet some of the country's few Christians. There are some 400,000 of them in the archipelago, making up less than 0.5 percent of the..
France 24 - Published

Japanese Christians in Nagasaki tearful, excited to hear Pope speak

Japanese Christians lined up before dawn on Sunday to get seats at a Mass being said by Pope Francis in Nagasaki, where 27,000 people were killed instantly when the United States dropped a second..
Reuters - Published

The Japanese Christians forced to trample on Christ

Many who refused were tortured, forced into boiling hot springs or suspended upside down in excrement.
BBC News - Published

Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as 'foreign'

Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today's Thais not to consider Christianity a "foreign" religion.
Reuters - Published

'Nobody knows God's mind': Christian group won't condemn Folau

Israel Folau may have lost some high-profile supporters, but the nation's most powerful Christian group has refused to condemn the ex-Wallaby.
The Age - Published

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

kanye west talks about serving god during visit with osteen
Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in..
WorldNews - Published

Kanye West calls himself 'the greatest artist that God has ever created' at Joel Osteen service

Kanye West took the stage with Houston pastor Joel Osteen, discussing sinning, Christianity and his more religious ideology with 'Jesus Is King.'
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Gospel star Erica Campbell says Christianity doesn't equal conservatism

Gospel star Erica Campbell says Christianity doesn't equal conservatism  
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'It is a zone of death, and we're complicit': Why Evangelicals are upset with Trump's Syria policy

The crisis in Syria has sparked a visceral reaction from U.S. Christian leaders who are concerned about Christian communities in northeast Syria.
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Films with a message of faith

With the end of big-budget Biblical epics, faith-based movies have long been out of favor in Hollywood. But in the years since Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" became a box office phenomenon,..
CBS News - Published

Preview: Iraq's Christians

More than 125,000 of Iraq's Christians have been forced to flee their ancient homeland because of ISIS violence and threats. Lara Logan reports on Sunday, September 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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Can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?

Scholars believe the damaged scrolls of Herculaneum could contain lost works of Greek philosophy, Roman poetry, or early Christian writings.
CBS News - Published

The Pope and his Jewish Maestro

How an unlikely friendship between Pope John Paul II and a "nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn" helped changed relations between Jews and Christians forever
CBS News - Published

Cardinal Dolan: Church was "hypocritical" about "nauseating sin" of sexual abuse

Religious beliefs in America are changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found 65 percent of American adults describe themselves as Christians. That’s down 12 percent over the past decade...
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25,000 Muslims, Christians 'reconverted' in 2018: VHP

A senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader claimed here on Saturday that the right-wing organisation "reconverted" 25,000 Muslims and Christians to Hinduism in 2018. VHP secretary general Milind Parande..
IndiaTimes - Published

Christian rapper TobyMac's 21-year-old son Truett dies suddenly at home

Christian rapper TobyMac's 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan, an aspiring rapper, died at home in Nashville.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lebanon's most senior Christian cleric steps into crisis

Lebanon's highest Christian authority called on Wednesday for a change in government to include qualified technocrats and urged the president to begin talks to address demands of demonstrators in the..
Reuters - Published

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