The 1,044-year-old Al-Azhar University seeks to reach Muslims globally through its website and social media, combating extremist ideology.
Across Ukraine congregations are debating whether to join the recently created, independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine—or remain affiliated with the Moscow patriarch.
Varanasi has been defined by its maze of narrow alleyways, palaces, homes, and centuries-old temples.
Until the past two years, Burkina Faso had long been known for interreligious peaceful co-existence.
His son Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said moving the materials “is part of our continuing consolidation in Billy Graham’s hometown.”
Before the start of Syria’s crisis in 2011, Christians made up 10–12 percent of the country’s 18 million people.
The data on the decline in church membership shares “almost exactly the same pattern of ups and downs” as engagement in secular civil society, said political scientist Robert Putnam.
Evans’s books A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Searching for Sunday, and Inspired traced the evolution of her faith.
In a separate ruling, the Judicial Council upheld an exit plan that allows churches to leave the denomination with their property.
Members of Sudan’s Christian minority have taken a prominent role in the demonstrations that began in December.
“We are all created equal,” said the pastor of the Presbyterian church where the 19-year-old shooter is a member.
“What was attacked was Sri Lanka’s strained but still living tradition of inter-religious and inter-ethnic cooperation and friendship,” wrote one NGO leader.
In camps for displaced people in northern Iraq and a home for survivors in Syria, the staccato testimonies, glazed eyes, and malnourished bodies of boys who left Baghouz in recent weeks hint at the depth of their trauma.
Rajan Zed goes by the title of president of the Universal Society of Hinduism. Some other Hindu leaders say they know little about him.
A controversial invocation took place just before the House’s first female Muslim representative was sworn in.