Looking to dispel the notion that Islam is an inherently violent religion, a Muslim entrepreneur and an evangelical doctor have come together to create a new translation of the Quran that includes over 3,000 references to the Bible in an attempt to show Americans the commonalities between Islam and Christianity.
Safi Kaskas, a Muslim Lebanese-born strategic management executive and co-founder of East-West University in Chicago, and Dr. David Hungerford, a Christian orthopedic surgeon with over 38 years experience at Johns Hopkins University and The Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, released The Qur'an — With References to the Bible: A Contemporary Understanding earlier this year.
As both Kaskas and Hungerford have deep knowledge of their respective religious texts and serve on the board of the Bridges to Common Ground organization, they felt the need to show that the Quran does not encourage Muslims to senselessly kill non-Muslims in the name of Allah but rather calls on Muslims to find a way to coexist with non-Muslims in peace. more >>
Actress Candace Cameron Bure was invited to be a guest speaker at the Extraordinary Women Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, on Saturday where her daughter, Natasha, joined the band for KING & COUNTRY on stage to perform their new hit "Priceless."
It's not the first time Bure and Natasha have crossed paths with for KING & COUNTRY, and the "The Voice" contestant took to social media to share a clip of her recent performance with the two-time Grammy Award-winning Christian band.
Natasha wrote on Instagram: "forkingandcountry I absolutely adore you guys and can't wait till we do this again! #pricelessthemovie, Roanoke, Virginia, you're rad! See you tonight San Antonio!" more >>
Hollywood movie star and director Mel Gibson says that he hates the act of war but has an appreciation for the sacrifices made by "warriors."
The 60-year-old Gibson recently made a trip to the Venice Film Festival to promote his upcoming film "Hacksaw Ridge," which will hit theaters on Nov. 4 and is based on a true story about the heroics of U.S. Army soldier Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector who refused to carry a weapon during World War II.
As Doss was ridiculed by his fellow soldiers for not carrying a weapon but was ultimately the one who ended up saving the lives of as many as 75 of his comrades during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, Gibson was asked during an interview with France 24's Louise Dupont whether or not "Hacksaw Ridge" was made to be an "anti-war movie." more >>
As the Islamic State continues to spread fear into the hearts of residents in Iraq and Syria, the group recently forced hundreds of civilians to watch the decapitations of 15 people accused of apostasy.
As apostasy is a crime punishable by death in about 13 fundamentalist Muslim-controlled countries around the world, the so-called caliphate of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) is no exception. However, IS has been known to accuse people of apostasy just because they oppose the brutal and torturous militant regime.
According to the Kurdish news site ARA News, IS executed 15 civilians in its Syrian stronghold of Deir ez-Zor on Thursday after an IS-run Sharia court convicted the individuals of renouncing Islam because they violated the group's strict brand of Sharia law. more >>
At least 25 Christians have been arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran solely because of their faith in Jesus Christ, it has been reported.
According to the National Council of Resistance in Iran, Iranian human rights outlets are reporting that over two dozen Christians were recently arrested during a raid by authorities in the southern city of Kerman.
Security officials raided Christians' homes where they confiscated belongings and arrested as many as 25 believers. As of now, there has been no reason given for why the Christians were arrested and their location is unknown. more >>