Americans support religious liberty for Christians more than they do for other religious groups, including Muslims and Jews, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the finding of the poll on Wednesday, which found that while solid majorities of Americans supported religious freedom for all, specific religious groups got higher percentages than others.
While 82 percent of respondents said religious liberty protections for Christians were important, only 61 percent said the same for Muslims; and 70 percent of respondents felt preserving the religious liberty of Jews was important. more >>
A Christian pastor is urging GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to agree to a face-to-face meeting with Muslim leaders in order to hold a candid and honest conversation about religious relations in America.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, told The Christian Post Monday morning that that he is working with prominent leaders in the Republican party in reaching out to Trump's campaign representatives in order to secure the meeting in the next few days.
Mahoney, who regularly speaks out against terrorism and the persecution of Christians, has also traveled to Muslim nations around the world and held meetings with political and religious leaders in order to foster constructive dialog. more >>
Hundreds of Muslim-Americans have come together to raise close to $200,000 for the families of the San Bernardino shooting victims, explaining that they want to respond "to evil with good."
"We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action. Our [Islamic] prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: 'Have mercy to those on Earth, and the One in the Heavens (God) will have mercy upon you.' And the Quran teaches to 'Repel evil by that which is better' (41:34)," reads the petition on the Launch Good website by Muslims United for San Bernardino.
As of Friday morning, the group has raised over $190,000 to the cause, which will help the families of the 14 dead and 17 wounded victims in the Southern California terror attack at a Christmas party earlier in December. more >>
As Christians around the world prepare during Advent to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war and preparing for more war—more bombs, more drones, more boots on the ground.
From the drug cartel war in Mexico, to the civil war in South Sudan, to the Islamic State war, armed conflict has spread like an infectious deadly disease — which of course it is.
But nowhere is war more ironic than in the Holy Land; the land on which the feet of the God of peace (1 Thess 5:23) walked. more >>
Pope Francis has slammed fundamentalism across religions, but warned that there are many Roman Catholics who believe they have "absolute truth" and are fundamentalists themselves.
The Vatican leader took aim at fundamentalism within the Church during an in-flight press conference at the conclusion of his three-country tour of Africa, calling it a "sickness that is in all religions."
"We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church," the pope said, according to Catholic News Service. more >>
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 >>