Prominent atheist blogger hacked to death in Dhaka
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:39:10 GMT - Bangladeshi-American Avijit Roy was found covered in blood after the attack which also left his wife critically wounded.
Applications to 'spend a year in God's time' at Lambeth Palace open today
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:07 GMT - Applications opened today for young men and women to become a monk or nun for a year at Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Richard Dawkins: Children with religious parents must be protected from 'indoctrination'
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:20:52 GMT - Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has said children are being saddled with "religious labels" in a way they never would be with political or other opinions.
Homeless man given Vatican burial after no
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:11 GMT - A homeless man has been buried in the exclusive Teutonic Cemetery within the Vatican after no one claimed his body.
Pew Research: One in four countries hostile to religious faith
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:00:02 GMT - One in four countries is hostile to people of religious faith with violent attacks including vandalism, desecration of sacred texts and violent assaults sometimes leading to death.
Mother of James Foley forgives Jihadi John for beheading her son
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:21:00 GMT - The mother of James Foley, the American journalist who was murdered in Syria last year, has reportedly forgiven his killer.
US pastor says God told her to appear on 'Sex Box' TV show
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:48:36 GMT - A US pastor says God told her to take part in a controversial TV show which involves couples having sex in a box in front of an audience and then discussing the experience.
The greatest weapon against ISIS? Forgiveness.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:39 GMT - At its heart, Christianity is about radical grace, and the world is getting a chance to see that.
Christian musician's song used in Fifty Shades of Grey, author thought it was a rom
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:51:16 GMT - A Christian singer gave permission for one of his songs to be used in the 50 Shades of Grey film because he believed it was a romantic comedy.
Dean of St Paul's David Ison calls on CofE to consider gay marriage
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:45:44 GMT - The Dean of St Paul's has called for the Church of England to consider what accepting same-sex marriage would mean for the future.
In review: The five biggest stories of the week
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:33:32 GMT - The good, the bad and the in between on Christian Today this week.
The Francis effect: How fighting climate change has become a moral duty
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:48:46 GMT - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders – to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
Boko Haram kills 23 people in Northern Nigeria
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:42:20 GMT - Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday, authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries.
Life in Raqqa like 'a big prison' for women, activist says
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:03:55 GMT - A prominent activist has revealed to the world that life under the Islamic State is hardest in the stronghold of Raqqa.
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Church moves into former strip club
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:57:39 GMT - Church turns former strip club into wholesome coffeehouse
Missionary kidnapped in Nigeria; FBI, State department start probe with local authorities
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:54:55 GMT - State department, FBI work with local authorities in probe as kidnappers demand $300K ransom
Pastor's wife in hot water for 'praying too loud'
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:51:34 GMT - Her family migrated from Africa to North Dakota to follow their faith but now a pastor's wife is in hot water with authorities after she was slapped with a $150 fine for praying too loudly in the streets.
What does Kari Jobe have to say about finding the right spouse?
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:49:19 GMT - Christian artist Kari Jobe has been blessed with a loving union with husband Cody Carnes, and she even described her marriage to him as "a taste of heaven." So when it comes to finding the right person to spend the rest of one's life with, Jobe sure knows a thing or two and she has even shared her thoughts about love on the new book by Jimmy Evans and Frank Martin entitled The Right One.
Tibetan Protester is Freed Early For Good Behavior
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:15:54 -
A Tibetan man living in western China's Sichuan province has been freed from prison before serving his full term for distributing flyers challenging Beijing's rule and calling for the return of ...
Air Strikes Target Islamic State In Syria Where Christians Abducted
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:17:16 -
Syrian activists say air strikes have targeted Islamic State (IS) positions in northeastern Syria where the extremist group abducted more than 200 Assyrian Christians this week.
The British-based ...
Austria Passes Law On Islam Banning Foreign Funding
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:08:05 -
The Austrian parliament has passed a law banning foreign funding for Muslim organizations and requiring imams to be able to speak German.
The new law aims to reduce the influence of foreign Muslim ...
Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:46 -
A U.S. blogger who wrote against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital.
Avijit Roy and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked late Thursday after leaving a book fair at ...
Report Islamic State Funds Will Dwindle Without New Territory
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:20 -
The Islamic State extremist group will see its sources of funding dwindle if it is not able to seize additional territory, according to a new report by a French group that studies terrorism ...
QA Syrian Christian Militia Leader Draws Tactics From Kobani
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:11:32 -
WASHINGTON - Kurdish forces and Assyrian Christian militias in northeast Syria are battling Islamic State fighters making a land-grab between its controlled territories.
Syriac Military Council ...
Security Council condemns abduction of Syrian Christians by ISIL
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:56:02 -
26 February 2015 - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the abduction of more than 100 Assyrians, as well as the destruction and desecration of Christian and other sites in ...
US Supreme Court Hears Hijab Discrimination Case
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:24 -
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a discrimination claim by a Muslim woman who was rejected for a job at a prominent clothing store popular with young people because she wore a ...
UN envoy for Middle East peace condemns arson attack on West Bank mosque
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:11:51 -
25 February 2015 - The United Nations envoy for Middle East peace today condemned an arson attack on the Al-Huda mosque near Bethlehem in the West Bank, calling for a swift investigation and saying ...
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VHP mulls re
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:30:03 -
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to re-convert Christians in Goa and is in the middle of an expansion drive in the state, a VHP leader said here Friday. Ahead of VHP's golden jubilee function ...
Syrias Kurds kill 175 IS militants
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:30:03 -
The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) killed 175 IS militants and captured a contested Syrian town in the al-Hasaka province after week-long battles with the Islamic State terrorists, a ...
Iraqi minorities face eradication by IS Report
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:30:02 -
Minority communities in Iraq have been targeted by Islamic State (IS) terrorists with the aim of wiping them off large parts of the country, a report by a group of human rights organisations said ...
My governments religion is India first Modi
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:30:03 -
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his government, which followed the religion of "India first", was working keeping in mind the thought of "development of all" with particular emphasis on the ...
Over 25000 Egyptians left Libya after beheadings
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:30:02 -
More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry ...
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The new PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir must work for peace and stability in the region including peace with Pakistan, a Pakistani newspaper said Friday. "It (however) remains to be seen how ...
Thinking of God makes people bigger risk
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:30:14 -
Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to new research. The findings suggest that people are willing to take these risks because they view God as ...
Cumberbatch writes letter to Sherlock fans family
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:30:07 -
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has sent a touching letter to the family of a "Sherlock" fan named Eve Shepherd, who passed away at the age of 14 due to breathing difficulties. The 38-year-old's letter ...
Bobbi Kristina Brown still in coma
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:30:01 -
Late singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is still in a coma, after she was taken off some medications in a failed bid to bring her back to consciousness. But the doctors had to ...
VHP calls Kandhamal shutdown over ban on Togadia
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:02 -
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a 12-hour shutdown in Odisha's Kandhamal district Saturday to protest the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia into the region, a leader ...
US okay with n
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:30:01 -
From the US perspective, the "breakthrough understandings" on the India-US civil nuclear deal can advance it towards commercial opportunities, but the industry will have to make its own decisions, ...
Nehrus Mann ki Baat
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:30:01 -
Title: Letters for a Nation: From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers (1947-1963); Author: Edited by Madhav Khosla; Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin Books; Pages: 334; Price: Rs.599 Narendra Modi ...
Visiting Wolfsburg eliminates Sporting from Europa League
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:30:01 -
Sporting Lisbon were held to a 0-0 draw by visitors Wolfsburg at the Jose Alvalade stadium here, losing its chance to reach the UEFA Europa League Round of 16. Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio proved ...
Katy Perrys heavy visit to Poland
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:01 -
Singer Katy Perry visited the Auschwitz-Birkinau State Museum in Poland and came out with a "heavy" heart. The 30-year-old took the time following her show in Krakow, Poland to visit the site of ...
Chinas Crackdown on Uighurs Gaining Notice as Violence Continues
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:01:12 -
An ongoing, sometimes bloody, conflict between minority communities in northwestern China and Beijing is starting to receive international attention, despite the silence of China's own media.
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