Syria's Christian community is said to be going against the tide in the nation's Arab Spring protests by supporting President Bashar Assad. It is a move for self-preservation for the country's roughly 2.5 million Orthodox Christian's, who fear religious intolerance will grow if Syria's government is toppled.
Billboard advertisements have once again become a source of ire for special-interest, religious and other groups. This time it is a series of billboards posted in Florida, Ohio and New Jersey by American Atheists, which question Christian beliefs.
Whether it be the recent comments by former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, jokes from comedians or the plethora of jabs from opposing football fans, one thing remains true: a lot of people have a lot to say about Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos quarterback's outspokenness about his faith.
Faith-based lobbying in Washington D.C., is a nearly $400 million per year industry and the number of faith-based lobbyists in the nation's capital has tripled since 1970. Nonetheless, the effectiveness of the religious-interest efforts are questionable, despite the staggering monetary and practician figures.
Faith-based and religious universities are making cuts — in tuition as well as from their names — to retain students and prevent further declines in enrollments.
Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner had some words of advice for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, suggesting that the outspoken Christian ditch the overtly religious symbolism during games.
Faith-based and religious universities are cutting and slashing tuition costs in an effort to stay afloat in a changing economy and curb declining enrollment numbers. At the same time, dropping enrollment rates also stem from cultural worries from U.S. students concerned with whether job prospects will be limited with a degree from a faith-based university.
Senior U.S. government officials have praised Burma’s recent efforts to reform and reduce human rights abuses, as U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton prepares to visit the country Wednesday. But large swaths of the population appear to be absent from any official efforts by Burmese officials, including the largely Christian minority population in Kachin State.
Religious and faith-based charities are competing with retail giants like Walmart and Amazon for consumer dollars this Cyber Monday, the day when consumers turn to the Internet for bargains not offered in stores on Black Friday.
While shoppers and retailers dealt with safety concerns at stores across the U.S. on Black Friday, experts warn that safety should remain a priority while making the transition to online shopping this Cyber Monday.Tags Technology
Black Friday has the notoriety, but Cyber Monday is more lucrative as shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend more than $1 billion on the most popular online shopping day of the year.Tags Technology
A shooting at a Chicago hospital Thursday left one woman dead and another injured, according to reports.
Residents in Morocco are voting in a parliamentary election Friday, marking the first post-Arab Spring voting in the northern Africa country.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1962, the undefeated Green Bay Packers rolled into Detroit to face the division rival Lions and lost in one of the NFL’s most stunning upsets.Tags Sports
The number of faith-based lobbyists in Washington, D.C., has tripled since 1970, making it a nearly $400 million per-year industry. But in today's political climate in the nation's capital, the staggering sums spent on lobbying by religious organizations are mere drop in the bucket compared to those spent on behalf of corporate interests.