A high school student in DeKalb County, Georgia, is boycotting her graduation ceremony because it is to be held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, the megachurch of embattled pastor Eddie Long.
A Tunisian court sentenced two young men to seven years in prison for posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook, reviving a debate over whether the country's new democratic and moderate Islamist government can maintain its promises of freedom of speech and secular objectivity.
Is the "aggressive polemic" concerning faith and animosity toward the church in the United Kingdom easing off? In his final Easter sermon as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams suggested Sunday that "there are a few signs that the climate is shifting ever so slightly."
Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the end of violence in the Middle East and Africa, particularly singling out Syria, Nigeria and Iraq during his Easter address Sunday at Vatican City, as Christians around the world were celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
A recent Newsweek article, "Christianity in Crisis," has stirred quite a controversy. The article, written by Andrew Sullivan, a Christian author, editor, political commentator and blogger (ardent supporter of separation of church and state) and published during the Holy Week, makes a case that "Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists," and that Christians should walk away from the church all together and follow the teachings of Jesus individually.
One week after a controversy broke out over New York's Department of Education's (DOE) policy of suggesting that school test publishers avoid certain topics and words while preparing the tests- words like "evolution," "birthday" and any topics related to religion - the department announced earlier this week that it is abandoning the much-criticized practice.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood's newly chosen presidential candidate, Khairat al-Shater, has declared earlier this week that introducing Shariah law would be his "first and final" objective if he wins elections in May and June.
"October Baby," a pro-life, coming of a coming-of-age drama, is standing strong in its second week with surprisingly good box office results despite being launched the same weekend as Hollywood blockbuster "The Hunger Games," the film's producers told The Christian Post.
"American Idol" contestants need spiritual support and need to be ministered to, claims Leesa Bellesi, who is also known as the "Idol Pastor." The Orange County-based minister found herself convinced at one point, six years ago, that she should take up the task to protect the young contestants' faith and mental health from the cruelty of the industry and, as it later became clear, from cyber bullying, she has told The Christian Post.
Dr. Michael Guillen, a scientist and journalist known mostly for being the former science editor for ABC News and for guest appearances on "Good Morning America," will preach the Easter message Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral, church representatives announced Wednesday.
As the highly awaited new Egyptian constitution is being drafted, the nation's Coptic Orthodox Church announced over the weekend its withdrawal from a panel charged with writing it, saying Islamist domination of the panel made its participation "pointless."
Two twin grenade blasts Saturday killed an estimated two people and injured over 30 in a Kenyan city where Christians had gathered to hold an outdoor worship service.
As the violent conflict between rebels and the Syrian government continues putting the lives of civilians at risk, many Christians are reportedly considering fleeing the country, once considered a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East.
Local South Sudanese government officials and tribal elders have gathered in Yei River County in Jonglei state Sunday for a three-day Peace Conference under the sponsorship of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), to discuss the role of the church in helping end tribal violence and prevent future conflict.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative-led coalition government are pushing strongly to grant same-sex couples the option of entering into civil marriages, causing protests from British clergy.