Christianity

Brothers David and Jason Benham (Photo credit: BenhamBrothers .com)

Brothers disappointed in HGTV ouster

NEW YORK (AP) — Two brothers shown the door by HGTV before their upcoming real estate show made it on the air say that if their Christian faith cost them a shot at TV fame, […]

05/08/2014

Serbian pilgrims carry crosses during Good Friday in Jerusalem Friday, April 18, 2014, as Christians commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the […]

04/18/2014

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Karen L. King, File)

Harvard study suggests ‘Jesus’ wife’ text not a recent forgery

BOSTON (AP) — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the […]

04/10/2014

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope prays for Christians persecuted for faith

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging people to speak out against persecution of Christians, whom he likened to the Church’s first martyrs. His denunciation of discrimination suffered by Christians came a day […]

12/26/2013

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NC protests split on Bible’s message to help poor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the last two months, hundreds of protesters have walked out of North Carolina’s capitol in handcuffs to show their opposition to policies by the GOP-controlled Legislature. While a broader coalition […]

06/12/2013

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New pope opens Holy Week at Vatican on Palm Sunday

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart as he promised to go to a youth jamboree Brazil this summer.

03/24/2013

Texas town rallies around cheerleaders use of Bible banners

KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) – Cheerleaders at Kountze High School in Southeast Texas say they have both a constitutional right and a religious duty to share their Christian faith. After a complaint by the Freedom From […]

10/08/2012

Frankenmuth: Hands off 55-foot cross in our park

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) – Officials in Frankenmuth, Mich., say a 55-foot cross erected in a public park is staying put, rejecting criticism from a group that claims it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. Americans United […]

10/08/2012

Mormonism Q & A: the basics

By Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830 in upstate New York and has since become one of the fastest-growing religious traditions in the world. […]

08/30/2012

Activist says Christianity is changing China

(AP) – The Rev. Bob Fu says Chinese Christians are opposing their government’s one-child policy. The founder and president of China Aid testified at a House subcommittee hearing in Washington chaired by Congressman Chris Smith. […]

07/10/2012

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