The Vatican has come forward to reassure the public that, despite claims of the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar cited in much of the speculation does not portend Earth's doom. The U.S. government also issued a statement seeking to assure Americans that "scary rumors about the world ending in 2012 are just rumors."
A man in China has cashed out his life savings to build an ark in preparation for the so-called Mayan apocalypse while a French official is blocking access to local mountain believed by some to provide an escape from the Dec. 21, 2012, predicted day of doom.
Associates of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), considered a radical Christian sect by some for its claims about Christians taking over earthly institutions, have declared that the date 12-12-12 is "God Day" – which purportedly will be "a day like no other."
One Million Moms, a nonprofit family interest group that has protested against companies like Victoria's Secret and Urban Outfitters, is highlighting JC Penney again this month after the company started airing a holiday ad featuring comedian and lesbian Ellen DeGeneres.
An iconic New York City landmark known for hosting music and sporting events looks to be on its way to becoming the new home of Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar's Manhattan congregation.
Renowned Christian motivational speaker Zig Ziglar passed away in a Texas hospital Wednesday morning after battling pneumonia.
An artist whose depiction of President Barack Obama wearing a crown of thorns and standing in a crucifixion pose was kept from public display four years ago is finally sharing his painting with the public – although anger remains over the work that some have deemed blasphemous.
A 64-year-old Belgian man identified only as Jan has been fighting for the courts to grant him an annulment and permission to evict his wife of 19 years from their home after discovering that she was actually born a man.
Standing in contrast to the commercialism and consumerism that grips retailers and Americans during the holiday season, the national #GivingTuesday initiative hopes to inspire alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday a season of selflessness and generosity.
Despite word earlier this week that Hamas and Palestinian leaders were negotiating with Israel to put an end to the latest deadly conflict, both sides have continued trading fire. Meanwhile, Christian organizations and concerned individuals have been calling for prayer in hopes of seeing peace restored to the Middle East region.
After meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. this week, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans is calling on the international community to pressure governments and those in authority to have Boko Haram declared a Foreign Terrorist Organization – as the militants have been blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths since they started waging Jihad in 2009.
Black Friday 2012 deals have emerged this week, and it's not only major retailers like Target and Best Buy giving thrifty consumers a taste of what to expect the day after Thanksgiving. Many Christian retailers are also offering holiday deals.Tags Christmas
Former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong attracted negative reactions Monday after the cyclist posted a photo of himself surrounded by his yellow jerseys on Twitter – an image questioned by fans and ridiculed as an Internet meme.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed supporters briefly after midnight Wednesday, thanking them for their votes in light of his loss to President Barack Obama, and shared that he had called the president to congratulate him and wish he and his family well.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, appearing on the ballot in nearly every state, has admitted that his securing the presidency over Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is a long shot, but that he was still hoping to snag at least 5 percent of the popular vote to affect change in the two-party system.