U.S. Army Chaplain Mark E. Thompson says many of the rules he's developed as a Christian minister with the troops in Iraq are pretty straightforward...Every day is Sunday...Adapt and make do...God, not religion, becomes the focus.
The Senate overwhelmingly adopted a scaled-back version of President Bush's plan to aid religious charities, and Republicans signaled the fight to expand government funds for faith-based groups isn't over yet.
Sara Horn may not have a prominent newspaper byline or a familiar TV news visage, but she's broken new ground as a denominational news reporter. The writer for Baptist Press recently returned from eight days aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, where she covered the war in Iraq for the Southern Baptist Convention's news service.
The battlefields of Iraq have become more of a mission field than Capt. Eddie Cook ever imagined. Opportunities to share God's grace have uplifted even this firm believer, and helped him bring many fellow soldiers to Christ.
Southern Baptist relief workers expect hunger to be one of the major needs they find in Iraq when humanitarian aid finally is able to cross the border, and churches across the United States are being challenged to help minister to that need.
We will never be able to "prove" that this relic is the actual ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. However, taking into account all of the circumstantial factors, it would be illogical to come to any other conclusion.
“Your prayers for us have made a difference and continue to lift our spirits,” say Christians in Iraq even as they experience the bombardment of coalition forces against Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk, Basra and other cities.
A Pakistani Christian leader says believers there fear a slaughter of Christians may begin today, April 2nd. The leader said that mosques were filled with anti-Christian rhetoric last Friday.
Responding to what they say is a biblical mandate to support God's chosen people, Messianic Jews and evangelical Christians are pouring funds and humanitarian aid into Israel.
A battle to legalize physician-assisted suicide is looming in New Zealand, pitting ethicists and religious groups against right-to-die activists, who are supported by one of the world's most controversial euthanasia advocates.
Even before the bombs began falling on Baghdad, religious leaders across the country grappled with how to meet the needs of those who would be affected. Many of their responses are fit for the new technological age the world has entered, with Web sites offering everything from worship resources to tips on how to explain war to a child. Whether high-tech or high-touch, they endeavor to reach people who are enduring the trials of war.
The parliament of India's Gujarat state on Wednesday passed a controversial bill purportedly to protect religious freedom but that requires anyone wanting to convert from one faith to another to get prior permission from a district magistrate.
It's understandable when church members in Clarksville, Tenn., pay a bit more attention to war news than the average Christian. With the Army's 101st Airborne Division stationed just a few miles up the road in Fort Campbell, Ky., many in Clarksville are praying for a church friend, a Sunday School member, a spouse.
God answers prayer in the most unlikely of places. For aviation machinist mate Sam Horne, it was in the jet engine shop of the USS Harry S. Truman.
Many American soldiers are reportedly seeking to find peace with God, as the United States launched its long-awaited war against Iraq this week. Armed forces personnel stationed in Kuwait, near the Iraqi border are turning to prayer to deal with the fear of death and of the unknown, anguish over the possibility of killing others, and the sheer stress of the war effort.
A United States Navy chaplain offers prayer, support and ecnouragement to young Marines and soldiers as combat approaches. Even for Marines and soldiers who attended church regularly at home, the opportunity for worship here takes on added significance.
International church institutions operating in Israel and the West Bank say they'll keep functioning during the war even as other expatriates, including nonessential United Nations personnel, diplomats and their families, are evacuated back to their home countries.
Washington will lead a campaign to condemn Zimbabwe for flagrant and devastating human rights abuses at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva this week.
A new movement is popping up across the country which aims to bridge the divide between worship and work. Of copurse, some question whether it is appropriate to advocate a particular faith in an era of increasing religious diversity.
Christian leaders in an Indian state notorious for its Hindu militancy are alarmed about what they see as attempts by state authorities to delve into their private lives - and fear the result may be more religion-inspired violence against the minority.