In the German town Winterbach, Catholic Church services are being streamed through YouTube.
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Faith communities are changing many traditional practices to deal with coronavirus restrictions. A historian of the Bible argues how innovation has long been part of religious practice.
A 2005 presidential election poster of then-President Hosni Mubarak that said: ‘70 million Egyptian Muslims and Christians say yes to Mubarak.’
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Mubarak used his relationship with the Copts to receive support for his rule, but he did not build institutions that could guarantee Christians constitutional rights.
A Bible class at a public high school in Georgia,
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At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.
Deaf worshippers sign a hymn while following sign language interpreter Diely Martinez at Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in New York City, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.
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Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
A Christian pilgrim prays at the historic Deyruzzaferan monastery in Mardin, in southeastern Turkey,
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The percentage of Christians in Turkey declined from nearly 25% in 1914 to less than 0.5% today. Their future looks even more uncertain in today's political climate.
A protest against Uganda’s anti-gay bill in front of the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2014.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
Vice President Mike Pence joins military officers and a chaplain on Aug. 23, 2019 in a prayer for two Army men who died during operations in Afghanistan.
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When the US entered World War I in 1917, military chaplains catered to majority white and Christian soldiers. Today the armed forces recognize over 200 denominations and religious groups.
A procession of Christian girls, venerating the Cross, in the village of Qanat Bekish, Lebanon.
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Many Catholics and some Christians celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross during the fall. A scholar revisits the history of the cross, how it became a symbol of divine love, but also of violence.
Citing scripture and church teachings, ever more Christians are pushing progressive policy positions based in their faith.
The religious right may have dominated US politics for decades, but progressive Christians are growing louder in their faith-based opposition to the Trump administration's immigration policies.
Christians in the United States hold a range of views on environmental issues.
Many practicing U.S. Christians do not believe that human activities are warming the Earth, but they hold diverse views about the environment. Effective climate conversations recognize those nuances.
A new Trump ruling will prohibit virtually all Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
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Scripture strongly and unequivocally affirms the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality, says a Christian scholar who turns to the Bible for guidance on Trump's immigration policy.
Protests in London in 2009.
A decade on, the power of remembrance is key to Tamil culture.
A Good Friday procession in Riverdale, Maryland.
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On Good Friday, Christians give thanks for their salvation, which they believe was made possible by the suffering of Jesus. But for Jews, it was common in the Middle Ages to be attacked with stones.
About a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh.
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It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Pastor Alph Lukau - his “resurrection” of a man made world news.
South Africans are facing abuse at the hands of charlatan religious leaders.
A Bible class at a Georgia high school in 2011.
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Many states are planning to introduce Bible literacy classes in schools. These classes have a long and acrimonious history.
Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, in 2017.
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The Houthis belong to the Shiite branch of Islam. The Houthi insurgency began in the early 1990s, spurred in part by growing influence of different Sunni branches of Islam.
Loren Jacobs's prayer for victims of the Tree of Life congregation offended many Jews. Jacobs is part of a group called Jews for Jesus – a messianic Jewish organization with a complicated history.
Pakistani religious groups protest against a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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There has been outrage over the release of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. An expert explains how blasphemy laws are hardly obsolete throughout the West.
Missionary media has played an important role in shaping world news.
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Evangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network has launched the first Christian 24-hour TV channel. History shows that missionary media has played a key role in providing information from around the world.