Ghana’s goalkeepers, Stephen Adams (L) and Fatawu Dauda (R), pray before a 2014 World Cup match.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
In June, 2009, people were invited to bring their firearms without bullets during a service at the New Bethel Church Louisville, Ky.
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There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in US history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.
Pakistani Christians attend Easter service in Lahore in April 2018.
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With Pope Francis recently elevating a Pakistani archbishop as cardinal, a scholar traces the history of persecution of the 2.5 million Christians of Pakistan.
Young people hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Kentucky.
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Americans have debated what it means to be Christian in politics throughout their history. Those debates continue today.
Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
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Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
Bilocation is a popular Christian myth but also one that is known to modern physics.
Britain’s Queen Mother Elizabeth chats with Eric North, secretary of the American Bible Society, during a visit to the organization’s headquarters in New York City on Oct. 28, 1954.
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The American Bible Society, with an annual revenue of nearly $370 million, is one of the largest religious nonprofits, and a highly influential one.
People pray during a special service to wish for a successful inter-Korean summit and peace on the Korea peninsular at a church in Seoul.
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With almost 30 percent of South Koreans either Protestant or Catholic, faith plays a big role in how people think about relations with the North.
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Some Australian Christians claim to be persecuted – this is not only wrong, it is an insult to thousands around the world who are at risk because of their religion.
Anti-apartheid cleric Trevor Huddleston, centre, with South African liberation struggle icons Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela in 1991.
Bishop Huddleston's criticism of Enoch Powell's incendiary "Rivers of blood" speech was both a history lesson and a call to action against racism.
Islamophobic and anti-semitic parents are removing children from school RE lessons.
The abyss of hell.
The meaning of hell might have changed over the centuries, but for devout Christians it remains a core part of their faith.
It’s not always about demons.
The Vatican has announced a training course to meet growing demand for exorcists.
Songwriters such as Nick Cave (pictured) and the late Yolngu star Gurrumul have often drawn on the scriptures in their work.
In less than two generations, the proportion of Australians who never pick up a Bible has leapt to seven out of ten. But a robust biblical literacy can help us decode creative works and understand the past.
Cory Bernardi announces the recruitment of the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton to his Australian Conservatives political party.
Despite attempts to import its ideas, evangelical Christianity has never held the same political appeal in Australia as it does in the United States.
A Presbyterian church in Belfast.
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, churches have tended to marginalise the mavericks who helped bring about peace.
Jesus and Mary, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Rooney Mara as the titular Mary.
Jesus and Mary are white, while an unsympathetic Peter is played with a cod 'African' accent.
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What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
China-Vietnam border crossing across Lao Cai bridge.
Unstable relations between China and Vietnam are affecting the lives of Hmong highlanders in surprising ways.