Close to 200 teachers have joined in a lawsuit against the Cranston, Rhode Island, school department, which turned down their requests to take a holiday on Good Friday. The teachers say that their civil rights have been violated, and point out that the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah in the fall was approved.
"That's my big concern here, is equity," said Liz Larkin, president of the Cranston Teachers' Alliance, according to The Associated Press.
The lawsuit claims that the school district violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, and the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act. more >>
A mammoth hot air balloon featuring the painting of a smiling Jesus will ascend to the skies of western New York during the Easter season.
Named "RISEN!", the hot air balloon will be 80-feet-tall and have a volume of 105,000 cubic feet, being constructed from more than 2,000 square yards of fabric.
Sky Sail Balloons, Inc., an Ashville, New York-based hot air balloon company, will create the RISEN!, with its maiden voyage slated for this Easter season. more >>
The American Atheists group revealed that it was forced to alter a billboard promoting its 2015 National Convention after the Nashville billboard leasing company rejected its design as "offensive" and "aggressive" for including the words "Easter" and "church."
"The double standard is as ridiculous as it is discriminatory," said American Atheists President David Silverman in a press release.
"Our billboards feature a happy little girl wearing bunny ears. Our convention is, in fact, this April 2-5, which falls on Easter weekend. Is stating this fact what Americans, champions of free speech, find 'aggressive?' This is exactly why we are coming to the Bible Belt — we go where we are needed; it could not be more clear that we are needed here." more >>
Jesus is a hot commodity. At least three networks — CNN, National Geographic and NBC — are banking on Christians tuning in during the holy season of Lent and on Easter Sunday to watch their varied presentations on the Son of God.
First on deck is CNN's original series, "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery," scheduled to air Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. E.T. more >>
The new epic series "A.D." does an incredible job of bringing Jesus into our living rooms. for KING and COUNTRY sing a powerful rendition of "By Our Love" which reminds us that through love that Jesus changed the world.
This past holiday, we got the chance to sit down and talk with Jesus on our own free time. Many of us reflected on the importance of Christmas, in which God brought His compassion for all humanity. We celebrate the birth of Jesus. This show will be airing on NBC, Easter Sunday 2015.
Producing this new show will be Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Listen as for KING and COUNTRY sing beautiful song to this faith video promo. more >>
Christmas is a time often associated with trees, Santa Claus, mangers, family gatherings, television specials, and the opening of presents. But according to a very successful technological Christian ministry, the season for giving may also be the season for Bible reading.
Bobby Gruenewald, the pastor who was the mastermind behind the YouVersion Bible App, told The Christian Post that during December the rate of Bible App usage increases.
"Our data gives us insight into people's interaction with the Bible around the world: installs of the app, chapters read, bookmarks and highlights created, verses shared, and more," said Gruenewald. more >>