Violence, terrorism, and concerns about security continued to dominate the news this week, and world leaders continued wrestling over how to deal with it all. In the wake of Paris and other terrorist attacks, many Islamic minorities in Europe and … More
Religious groups across the theological and political spectrum continued urging politicians not to block Syrian refugees from coming to the US. At a special briefing on Capitol Hill this week, a broad range of faith leaders said the debate over … More
Security has been heightened for Pope Francis’s visit to Africa this week (November 25-29). The pope is traveling to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. During the visit, Francis is emphasizing peace and interfaith dialogue. In a special video … More
A controversial trial over the publication of leaked documents began at the Vatican this week. Among those on trial are two Italian journalists. That has sparked outrage among human rights activists who say it’s a violation of freedom of the … More
A new report by the Christian advocacy group Bread for the World says hunger and food insecurity added $160 billion to US health care costs last year. According to the report, as many as 50 million people, one in six … More
In Great Britain this week, a big flap over the Lord’s Prayer: The Church of England created a special video ad highlighting the famous biblical prayer of Jesus and urging people to “just pray.” The Church wanted to run the … More
Western Christians begin observing Advent (November 29), a season of reflection and preparation for Christmas.
For most Americans, a time for being thankful doesn’t end with Thanksgiving. According to the Pew Research Center, a large majority of Americans—almost 80 percent—say they regularly feel a strong sense of gratitude.
This was a week of anger, grieving, fear, and worldwide condemnation of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, with many responses from religious groups.
All week long, people of faith have been offering special prayers for peace, healing, and … More
Rome has beefed up security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Officials raised the security level to the highest allowed without a direct attack on the country. The Italian government has placed 700 extra soldiers in public spaces, including … More