Vatican leader Pope Francis told hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools that welcoming refugees and helping them settle into society is the "greatest security" people have against terrorism.
"I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm human welcome," Francis said in a speech this weekend to the Members of the European Confederation and the World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae.
In fewer than two months, tens of millions of voters will take to the polls to elect the next president of the United States of America.
The two people most likely to win big on that first Tuesday in November are Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.
As September continues, which of the two is seen as most likely to get the necessary minimum of 270 electoral points come November? Three different analyses provide insight. more >>
When Jesus Christ returns to Earth, everyone will know when it happens and not just a select few, according to the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Saturday, the 97-year-old evangelical preacher was asked by a person about an event happening in their city that was headed by a cult leader.
"Recently a so-called 'spiritual guru' whose followers say he is divine came to our city for a lecture. I've heard that Jesus is going to return to Earth someday. Could this person be Jesus?" the person asked. more >>
A person should use their money to invest in efforts to build up and encourage God's family, says Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren.
In an entry of the online devotional "Rick Warren's Daily Hope" published Saturday, Warren stated that God "wants you to learn to love and invest in other people in God's family."
Warren referred to this process of investing in other believers as the "Mutual Fund," which involved "using some of your money to encourage fellowship, to build relationships, and to demonstrate love." more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship church in Riverside, California, believes people will not be given a second chance to choose Heaven after they die, and insists that those that go to Hell send themselves there.
"We need to think very seriously about this, because once we die and enter the afterlife, we can't change our destination. You can decide right now where you will spend eternity. But once you die, there are no more chances," Laurie wrote in a message shared on his Facebook page on Saturday.
The pastor, who often talks about the topics of Heaven and Hell, said that he is not approaching the subject "from an ivory tower of theory," since a number of members of his family have died. more >>
Atheists continue to be among the most hated groups in the United States, as negative opinions of atheists and the non-religious remain prevalent among Americans mainly due to moral concerns and cultural values, a new research conducted by University of Minnesota sociologists has found.
Asked which "group does not at all agree with my vision of American society," 41.9 percent said "Atheists," although the survey sample contained about 33 percent of respondents who fall into a broad "religious nones" category, according to the study, which looked at perceptions of minority faith and racial groups, using data from a nationally representative survey.
A decade ago, 39.6 percent of respondents identified atheists as the group that "does not at all agree" with their vision of American society. more >>