The Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has switched from the lunar-based Islamic calendar, which starts with the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, to the "Western" Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII and based on Jesus Christ's birth.
While the Christmas cards President Barack Obama sent from the White House failed to mention the word "Christmas," he chose to wish U.S. troop "a Very Merry Christmas" in his last news conference of the year Friday which led to several comments on social media, some of which called it "peer pressure" referring to President-Elect Donald Trump.
Donations to evangelical Christian organizations in the U.S. continue to increase, according to the latest numbers provided by a national financial standards association representing evangelical groups that qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions.
Pastor Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, told his congregation Sunday that they can discover God's master plan for them through the door of forgiveness, explaining how it sets them free and leads to happiness, based on the life of Joseph in Genesis, the first book of the Bible.
In one of the deadliest attacks on Egypt's Christians in years, at least 24 people were killed Sunday after a bomb exploded inside the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, which is home to the office of Pope Tawadros II. The funeral procession for the victims will be held Monday.
Grammy-award winning gospel artist and preacher Shirley Caesar has sued an Atlanta DJ alleging at least $5 million in losses due to his failure to take down the "U Name It Challenge," a video rendition of a portion of her 2010 sermon and song, with explicit portrayal of alcohol in it.
At least 160 people have died after the roof of an evangelical church in southeastern Nigeria collapsed Saturday. Rescue operations were still being carried out Sunday.
Donald Trump met with ExxonMobil's CEO Rex Tillerson for the second time this week amid reports that the longtime oil executive is the president-elect's top choice for U.S. secretary of State. Here are five things you should know about the businessman from Texas.
Popular Christian athlete and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow can make the transition from American football to baseball and one day "break through into the major leagues," New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said.
After more than 100,000 people signed a petition asking YouTube to restore a U.S. conservative group's video of a Muslim who shared how his Israel visit "de-radicalized" him, the video-sharing website has now partially made it available online. YouTube earlier alleged the video carried "hate speech."
Thomas C. Oden, one of America's most prominent theologians, died at the age of 85 at his home in Oklahoma this week. Here are five things you should know about the prolific United Methodist author, who continued to write until his death.
An atheist group in Florida has put a "Festivus" pole with a "Make America Great Again" red cap adjacent to a nativity scene on city property in Deerfield Beach.
A 16-year-old schoolboy from Somerset, England, has been growing Christmas trees since he was 9, and today he has about 1,500 of them, which he is selling for £20 each ($25.42).
American Atheists, one of the nation's largest secular groups, has installed an "Atheist Christmas" billboard in Colorado Springs, urging passersby not to go to church this season. The group has put up several such ads in other cities too.
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines attended church on Sunday and announced it on social media in an apparent response to Buzzfeed's article that criticized them for being members of a church whose pastor believes in traditional Christian teachings that "homosexuality is a sin."
Former Republican vice presidential nominee and supporter of Donald Trump Sarah Palin criticized the president-elect's deal to subsidise Indiana-based air conditioning company Carrier to keep jobs in that state, warning that such a move could lead to "crony capitalism."
What happens beyond the grave? That's a question that most people ask. Pastor Greg Laurie answered it to the congregation of his California megachurch while speaking about the Great White Throne Judgment, as described in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.
A leading international organization helping Bible to be translated in mother tongues around the world is urging Christians in the United States to pray for the translators, saying it is receiving new reports of oppression "literally every week."
A bipartisan House investigative panel has referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution to the Texas Attorney General for its alleged illegal sale of baby body parts, saying its findings have confirmed the criminal activity at the controversial abortion provider that had been documented in videos related by the Center for Medical Progress.
Trump's Defense Secretary Pick Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis Has a Way With Words: Here Are 5 Incredible Quotes
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to run the Pentagon, Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, is known for his blunt, terse statements he made during his 44-year military career in the Marine Corps. Here are five of them.
The website for a campaign to boycott Target until the retail giant reverses its policies that allow male customers to go into women's and girls' bathrooms and dressing rooms if they identify as female has been shut down by the web hosting company, which claims its content is "hateful and discriminatory."
A week after stating that Planned Parenthood is committing "real genocide" on the black community through abortion, popular musician and actor Nick Cannon not only stands by his statement, but has now added that the controversial abortion provider is participating in "modern day eugenics."
While the number and rate of abortions have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to the latest Abortion Surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it also shows that 35 percent of the babies aborted in 2013 were black.
Nearly Half of Pakistani Christian School Children Have No Shoes, 25% Don't Have Clean Drinking Water: Survey
A new survey has revealed that half of the hundreds of low-cost schools for Christians in Pakistan have no playground, about 15 percent of the students do not have notebooks, and a quarter of primary and middle schools lack useable drinking water.
A Connecticut public charter school asked one of its employees to remove the display of a Bible verse on her profile outside a classroom after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained to the school's board of directors about it.