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{FD} What you didn’t know about Easter traditions

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Here are theories about the origin of the Easter Bunny and of dyeing eggs — from German, pagan, and Christian practices Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana church offers drive-thru Good Friday prayers

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A congregation in Louisiana is going to offer drive-thru prayers for commuters as part of the holy day of Good Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Museum of the Bible: Previewing the soon-to-open landmark

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Stunning collection will house 40,000 biblical artifacts, share vivid details of the town where Jesus was raised, and much more Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Racists Anonymous’ program launched at Oklahoma church

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A small church in Oklahoma has launched a “Racism & Racists Anonymous” program meant to help foster dialogue and racial reconciliation. Continue reading

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{FD} The ‘religious left’ is on the move

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Harboring illegals, advocating for climate change… President Trump’s policies may have ignited the leftist Christian minority population. Continue reading

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{FD} As Arizona church closes, faithful left with uncertain future

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Development company snatches up the property at a time when faith practices in America are changing. Continue reading

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{FD} Where our presidents have prayed

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Abraham Lincoln rented his pew at a D.C. church for $50 a year during the Civil War. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas judge sued for beginning courtroom sessions with prayer

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A Texas judge is being sued in federal court by the nation’s leading secularist legal organization because of his courtroom tradition of having guest pastors and chaplains offer an invocation before each session. Continue reading

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{FD} SC deacon, wife, 2 children killed in house fire

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Scott Kelly, 42, a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, along with his wife Mandy, 34, their son Judah, 10 months; and daughter Lizzie, 9, all died in the early morning blaze that erupted at their Lexington County home, according to WISTV. Continue reading

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{FD} Mideast refugees stranded in limbo find Americans reaching out in faith

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Scores of families fleeing their war-torn countries are benefiting from the kindness of American strangers Continue reading

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{FD} Why Islam may surpass Christianity as world’s largest faith

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By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population. Continue reading

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{FD} End Bible classes? West Virginia school seeks to dismiss atheist lawsuit

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A West Virginia school district being sued for offering an elective Bible class has filed a motion to dismiss the suit brought by an atheist group. Continue reading

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{FD} St. Patrick’s Day: Some Catholics get exemption from meatless Friday

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Some Catholics will be able to have their corned beef and eat it, too — in case you hadn’t heard Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama church aims to hire its own police

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How does Briarwood Presbyterian Church Police Department sound to you? Ready to usher in a church police department? Continue reading

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{FD} Knights of Columbus donates millions to fight Christian persecution

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The Catholic organization has made it clear that ‘words are not enough.’ Continue reading

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{FD} The German cardinal who spoke out against the Nazis

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You probably weren’t taught this story in your high school world history class — or any class. Continue reading

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{FD} Church fights free birth control in the Philippines

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Poverty may be an issue — but is the pill the right answer? Continue reading

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{FD} How the Pakistani government just helped an enslaved Christian community

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Accused of not doing enough to protect the Christian minority, the Pakistani government has taken steps to improve the quality of life for a community of poor Christians living in squalor as bonded laborers in a rural area of Jaranwala in the Punjab Pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Megachurch sees ‘phenomenal’ growth in its Hispanic congregation

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A Colorado megachurch’s Hispanic congregation is seeing immense growth, so much so that they will be adding another Sunday service for them to meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Millennials abandoning Christianity because of family breakdown, author claims

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Millennials abandoning Christianity is mostly fueled by family breakdown, says the author of a new book on why so many of them are leaving their faith, yet reasons do exist to be encouraged. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim headscarves in Europe: The battle heats up

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Veils worn by Islamic women might not make it to next year’s Fashion Week Continue reading

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{FD} A political pope is also growing the ranks of the faithful

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The leader of the Catholic Church continues to walk the line between politics and religion — and guess who’s paying attention? Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia city cancels visit to Ark Encounter after atheist protest

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A Virginia city’s Parks and Recreation Department has canceled a planned trip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for families after an atheist group claimed it would violate the Constitution due to the exhibit’s “Christian and proselytizing nature.” Continue reading

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{FD} Half of Americans say Islamist militants aren’t really Muslims

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While the majority of Americans think self-described Christians who commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity aren’t really Christian, only half of the public says the same about those who claim to be Muslims and are violent. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher shot in head by radical Islamists as attacks on Christians in Egypt escalate

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A 50-year-old Coptic Christian teacher was shot in the head by two Islamic militants in Egypt while on his way home from school Thursday, as attacks on Christians continues to rise at an alarming rate in the Muslim-majority country. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian men’s conference decried for featuring speakers accused of rape, sex abuse cover-up

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Ignite, a weekend Christian conference that expects to attract some 10,000 men to Liberty University next month, is now drawing criticism for including on their speakers list accused rapist and NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Dr. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor who baptized Dylann Roof speaks out

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The pastor who baptized Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof as a baby, marking him “with the cross of Christ forever,” has said that even in the face of the horror of what he did, God never forsakes anyone. Continue reading

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{FD} Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

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The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill aiming to protect Christians, other minority groups in Pakistan may soon be law

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A new bill passed by the Pakistani Parliament earlier this week seeks to protect religious minorities, including Christians, from being killed in mob lynchings or endure forced conversions to Islam and forced marriages to Muslim husbands. Continue reading

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{FD} Church-sponsored Boy Scout troops won’t be forced into transgender membership policy

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Boy Scout troops sponsored by Catholic churches won’t be required to adhere to the organization’s new policy of allowing girls who identify as boys to become troop members. Continue reading

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{FD} Cross returning to veterans memorial park inside ‘free speech zone’

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A Minnesota city that drew backlash after pulling a cross from a veterans memorial park has agreed to bring it back as early as Tuesday — inside a section of the park that supporters have called a “free speech zone.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor reports a burning cross outside historic African-American church

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The pastor of a historic African-American church in East Texas says he was alarmed to see four tree limbs formed into the shape of a cross set on fire outside his church early Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Social media worries for your kids? Maybe put your own phone down first

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Kids may feel less satisfied with their lives after spending just an hour a day on social media, according to a study published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Life is winning’: Pence fired up March for Life crowd

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After a week of debate over crowd sizes at various events in the nation’s capital, organizers anticipate a huge crowd at the March for Life Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Supporters guard veterans memorial after city pulls cross

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A veterans memorial in Minnesota lost one cross but gained more than a dozen others — and a security detail — over the weekend after supporters argued that the city caved to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Continue reading

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{FD} Atheist group wins battle to pull cross from public park after threatening lawsuit

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A California city has removed a 14-foot tall granite cross from a public park after receiving a legal complaint from a local man and the nation’s largest atheist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Finding a new ‘faith home’

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Six steps for transitioning from one church to another — and making sure it’s right for you. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 1 million Christians reportedly martyred for their faith in last decade

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Over 900,000 Christians have been martyred in the last 10 years, a Christian research firm affiliated with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts estimates. Continue reading

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{FD} Black Lives Matter activists aim to ‘reclaim’ MLK as radical

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The civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. famously pursued equality through peaceful protest, but many 21st century activists have said they want to “reclaim” him under a different image: as a forceful “radical.” Continue reading

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{FD} Officer was wrong to arrest preacher for reading Bible at DMV, court rules

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A police officer lacked probable cause to arrest a preacher for reading the Bible aloud at a local California Department of Motor Vehicle Office, an appeals court has ruled. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic Baptist church hires same-sex couple to lead congregation in DC

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A historic Baptist congregation in Washington, D.C. recently hired a same-sex married couple to serve as senior ministers for their church. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor’s teenage daughter who was missing for days found alive

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After several days of pleading with the public to help find his 14-year-old adopted daughter who he said may have run off with the help of “someone she must have met online,” a pastor in Universal City, Texas, is now rejoicing after she was found alive… Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of Muslims reportedly turning to Christ in Middle East

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Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the “religion of freedom” amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Continue reading

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{FD} Shocker: A good and caring millennial

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He organized a “sleep out” which raised over $200,000 in one night. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 1,000 to attend conservative Presbyterian gathering

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A fast-growing theologically conservative Presbyterian denomination will be holding its latest National Gathering later this month in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Franklin Graham, Saeed Abedini push for release of US pastor imprisoned in Turkey

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Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pastor Saeed Abedini, a former American hostage in Iran, are two of the prominent names who are rallying behind Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen held in a Turkish prison who was recently denied his… Continue reading

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{FD} Dylann Roof’s day of reckoning: The moral perspective on the death penalty

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It is yet to be determined whether he will receive the sentence of death for his crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian student sues Georgia college for restricting right to preach on campus

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A Christian student is suing a college in Georgia for allegedly violating his free speech rights by severely limiting his preaching on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Tim Tebow Foundation helps widowed mom adopt 4-year-old deaf, abandoned boy

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The Tim Tebow Foundation has helped an American woman to adopt a 4-year-old boy, who was deaf and had been abandoned by his parents in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Church has more martyrs today than in first centuries, Pope Francis says

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Despite the chronicle of horrific deaths suffered by early Christians during the vaunted “Age of Martyrs” Pope Francis said Monday that the church has more martyrs today than the early church did. Continue reading

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