Pope Francis is set to begin his tour of several African countries on Wednesday, and will be visiting communities torn apart by Islamic militants and Muslim-Christian strife with a message that all people are one human family.
"We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of goodwill everywhere are called to foster mutual understanding and respect, and to support each other as members of our one human family. For all of us are God's children," Francis said in his pre-trip message. more >>
The "Christian Gap" between Democrats and Republicans is growing wider.
A recent analysis of data compiled by the Pew Research Center shows the Republican Party becoming more Christian as the Democratic Party becomes less Christian.
Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal wrote that "religious affiliation marks a sharpening point of distinction between Republicans and Democrats." more >>
News cameras that documented the miraculous rescue of 33 Chilean miners buried 200 stories below ground for 69 days only scratched the surface of what really happened.
Five years after their rescue, "The 33" is a film that unearths the untold stories of faith, hope and love experienced by both the Chilean miners and their loved ones and rescuers above ground.
The new movie, which hits theaters Nov. 13, does not have the overt Christian themes present in recent faith-based box office hits like "Woodlawn" and "War Room." Still, the faith showcased in the big screen adaptation of the miners' true story is undeniable. more >>
Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has taken issue with Oprah Winfrey's new documentary series "Belief," and said it's wrong to suggest there are multiple paths to God.
Graham said in a Facebook message on Monday that the new series, which premiered on Sunday, "looks at a number of religions and might make one think there are many paths to God, as Oprah has said in the past."
"There are not many paths to God or to eternal life with Him. A personal relationship with Almighty God through His Son Jesus Christ is the only thing that can fill the void in the human heart," he said. more >>
Nine years after suffering irreversible brain damage in a tragic car accident, Ian Murphy is not physically the same man that his college sweetheart, Larissa, fell in love with.
Despite the odds, the devoutly Christian couple chose true love over comfort, with them recently celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. They will share their powerful testimony of love, heartbreak and the power of faith on Oprah Winfrey's new "Belief" series. But before the airing of the show, the couple shared their story with The Christian Post.
Ian and Larissa were just like any other ordinary college students upon meeting in the spring of 2005 — young, full of life and intent on achieving their "happily ever after." But less than a year into dating, tragedy struck and a near-fatal car accident would leave Ian paralyzed and suffering from a traumatic brain injury. more >>
Despite unified efforts to end racism and discrimination, colorism is a centuries-old issue that looms large within the African-American community, and among many ethnicities, causing friction and division among the races. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently recalled one of her first encounters with colorism as a child, and how the Holy Spirit helped her overcome the devastating ordeal.
At 6 years old, Winfrey was forced to leave the care of her maternal grandmother, who had raised her from birth in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to live with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and there she would experience heart-wrenching neglect. The OWN network founder spoke about the experience in a promo video for her forthcoming "Belief" series, which premieres next week.
"I walked into that space feeling completely alone and abandoned with no explanation of why I was being sent away," Winfrey said of arriving at the home where her mother resided. "I remember the first night entering into that house and being told that I wouldn't be able to sleep with my mother and I wouldn't be able to sleep inside the house, but there was a little porch before you actually got inside the house and I was put outside to sleep there." more >>