Pope Francis on Wednesday told leaders of women’s orders from around the world to be “fertile” spiritual mothers in the Catholic Church, not “spinsters.”
The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches is continuing to drop, but church officials say there are signs that the decline is starting to stabilize.
Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) President Mark Tooley was honored to co-host today’s Christian Israel Solidarity Event at the Israel Embassy in Washington, D.C. Other members of the host committee included Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Mat Staver of Liberty University, Gary Bauer of American Values, and Susan Michael of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, among others.
A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s separation wall on its land on Friday, according to its lawyers.
Internationally known evangelist and founder of Christ for All Nations (CFAN), Reinhard Bonnke, announced Wednesday that for the first time in his 35-year ministry history, he will host crusades throughout the United States, to be called “Good News: A Gospel Crusade With International Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.”
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday that Jewish women will not be arrested if they try to recite the mourner’s prayer at the holy site, despite a warning from Israeli police.
As Venezuelans mourn the death of President Hugo Chávez and face an uncertain future, the nation’s evangelical community urges Christians around the world to be in prayer for their country.
Christian churches and worship centers were completely shut down on Sunday in the central Nigerian town of Wukari following religious riots that broke out Saturday in the town between Muslims and Christians.
Wednesday saw the deadliest violence in Iraq since late November. A series of morning attacks killed at least 31 people across the country. Some reports say it’s a mark of rising tensions between Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups, which could shove the country back into chaos.
Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize that life begins at conception.
The proportion of Protestants in Northern Ireland has fallen below 50 percent for the first time, census figures showed on Tuesday, raising the prospect that the growing numbers of Catholics could upset a fragile political balance.
The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state Thursday in a General Assembly vote that Israel and the United States warn could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian homeland through peace talks with Israel.
For 12 years, a prayer marathon has brought Christians together in the South American country of Paraguay. The 24 hours of uninterrupted prayer involves thousands of people from all Christian denominations, in 85 locations around the country.