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100 Muslims arrested for attacking 2 Christian men on allegations of desecrating Quran in Pakistan

May. 27, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police in eastern Pakistan arrested more than 100 Muslim men and charged them under anti-terrorism laws for attacking a Christian father and son over allegations they desecrated pages of Islam’s holy book, officials said Monday. The mob went on a rampage...

California evangelical seminary ponders changes that would make it more welcoming to LGBTQ students

May. 26, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fuller Theological Seminary, an evangelical school in Pasadena, California, is deliberating whether to become more open to LGBTQ+ students who previously faced possible expulsion if found to be in a same-sex union. That's according to a draft of proposed revisions to the...

Christian group temporarily opens beaches it has closed on Sunday mornings as court fight plays out

May. 26, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in generations, beachgoers were out on the sand in a New Jersey shore community on the Sunday morning before Memorial Day as a Christian religious group fights the state over its regular beach closures there during Sunday services. The...

A mob in Pakistan burns down a house and beats a Christian over alleged desecration of Quran

May. 25, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims in eastern Pakistan went on a rampage over allegations that a Christian man had desecrated the pages of Islam's holy book, ransacking and burning his house and beating him before police officers rescued the man and his father, officials said. ...

The 'Appeal to Heaven' flag evolves from Revolutionary War symbol to banner of the far right

May. 23, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is embroiled in a second flag controversy in as many weeks, this time over a banner that in recent years has come to symbolize sympathies with the Christian nationalist movement and the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was...

A Christian group allows Sunday morning access to a New Jersey beach it closed to honor God

May. 21, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — A Christian religious group that has closed its beaches on Sunday mornings for generations to honor God is relenting temporarily, allowing beachgoers onto the sand while it fights a court case with New Jersey over whose rules are paramount. The Ocean Grove...

Vatican makes fresh overture to China, reaffirms that Catholic Church is no threat to sovereignty

May. 21, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican made another big overture to China on Tuesday, reaffirming the Catholic Church poses no threat to Beijing's sovereignty and admitting that Western missionaries had made “errors” in past centuries in their zeal to convert the Chinese faithful. The Vatican...

Brazil's Cavalhadas festival celebrates victory of Iberian Christian knights over the Moors

May. 19, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

PIRENOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — People in the heartland Brazilian city of Pirenopolis took to the streets on Sunday in a procession of the traditional Cavalhadas festival. The tradition began in the 1800s with a Portuguese priest who wanted to celebrate the Holy Spirit — one of the...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...