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Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the savior of all people, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, called the Old Testament in Christianity, and chronicled in the New Testament. It is the world's largest religion with about 2.4 billion followers.

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Christian evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

It's harvest time in vineyards atop the hills of Shilo settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But it's not Jewish settlers picking the grapes, it's evangelical Christians.
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Myanmar army drops lawsuit against religious leader who complained to Trump of persecution

Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had dropped a criminal complaint against a religious leader who told U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing Christians, days after the United States..
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Videos for Christianity

Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex [Video]Evangelicals harvest land in settlements Israel hopes to annex

U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..

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Evangelicals Thrilled By Trump's First Term [Video]Evangelicals Thrilled By Trump's First Term

President Donald Trump enjoyed overwhelming support from white evangelicals in 2016. He won a higher percentage of their vote than George W. Bush, John McCain or Mitt Romney. That enthusiasm has not..

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Author, Former Pastor Leaves Faith And Apologizes To LGBTQ Community [Video]Author, Former Pastor Leaves Faith And Apologizes To LGBTQ Community

Prominent former pastor Joshua Harris revealed on Instagram Friday that he no longer considers himself Christian. By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian...

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Mass baptisms performed in Russia to celebrate Christianity [Video]Mass baptisms performed in Russia to celebrate Christianity

Mass baptism rituals took place across Russia on Sunday to recall the introduction of Christianity as a state religion in ancient Russia more than a thousand years ago.

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U.S. voices concern over Myanmar army's lawsuit against religious leader

The United States said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about the Myanmar army's filing of a lawsuit against a religious leader who told President Donald Trump the military oppressed Christians in..
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Mississippi wedding venue cites 'Christian belief' in refusing interracial couple

The business owner has since apologized after being captured on video saying she wouldn't allow an interracial couple to get married at her venue.
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Interracial couple turned away at wedding venue over 'Christian belief'

A couple was turned away from a wedding venue in Mississippi because they were interracial.  
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Myanmar army sues religious leader who told Trump the military 'tortured' Christians

A Myanmar religious leader is facing a legal complaint from an army officer after telling U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing and torturing Christians in the Buddhist-majority..
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Exclusive: Falwell steered Liberty University land deal benefiting his personal trainer

Evangelical leader and prominent Donald Trump backer Jerry Falwell Jr personally approved real estate transactions by his nonprofit Christian university that helped his personal fitness trainer obtain..
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Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law

A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their..
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Football players save 9-year-old's birthday

When 9-year-old Christian only got one RSVP to his birthday party, a group of teenage football players showed up in the best way.  
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What do I love most about Jehovah's Witnesses? They're a good people from a good tree.

The New Testament tells us we can know people by their fruit. It's particularly relevant for Jehovah's Witnesses, the foot soldiers of Christianity.
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Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" copied Christian rap song, jury rules

Many listeners couldn't get Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" out of their heads — that may have been because they had heard it before
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In Lebanon, a monastery brings together Christians scattered by war

The last time Samuel Botros stepped into the Lebanese monastery of Saint Anthony of Qozhaya was in 1978. He was 24, newly married, and the country was in the grip of an all-out war. Like many of his..
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Satire or Deceit? Christian Humor Site Feuds With Snopes

The Babylon Bee says Snopes went too far in fact-checking a satirical story. Snopes had suggested the Bee twisted its joke to deceive readers.
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Katy Perry, record company must pay $2.78 million to Christian rapper for stealing song

The jury that found Katy Perry, her collaborators and label stole parts of "Dark Horse" from a Christian rapper, has decided they owe him $2.78M.
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He wrote the Christian case against dating. Now he's splitting from his wife and faith.

Joshua Harris, author of "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and a former megachurch pastor,  wrote that he "lived in repentance" for his prior teachings.  
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After 2016 Bible Slip, Trump Lashed Out at ‘So-Called Christians,’ Book Says

Donald J. Trump was stung by criticism from evangelicals for referring to Second Corinthians as “Two Corinthians,” and is said to have used an epithet to describe them.
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Australia's Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom

Australia needs more prayer, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a devout Christian, has said, vowing that his administration would do whatever needed to be done by way of legislation to protect religious..
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Pope to canonize British Catholic luminary John Henry Newman

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the most influential and controversial Christian figures of the 19th century and a leading Anglican before converting to Catholicism, will be made a saint, the..
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The Trump Justice Department has turned 'religious liberty' into a license to discriminate

Trump's DOJ is destroying civil rights for gay, Mexican, Muslim and transgender people in the name of religious freedom for conservative Christians.
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Supreme Court Allows 40-Foot Cross Honoring War Dead on State Property

Challengers argued that the cross in suburban Maryland sent a message of government favoritism toward Christianity.
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Global Christian persecution is worsening while American churches slumber

The American church is feeding itself to death as the worldwide church is being murdered.
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Is it Christian or illegal to aid migrants? A hung Tucson jury, a fork in the road of faith

How do you define religious freedom? Prison for being a Good Samaritan to refugees? The hung jury in the Scott Warren trial leaves the question to us.
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Detective's sermon calling for LGBTQ executions far outside many Christian teachings, expert says

Detective Grayson Fritts has defended his comments against the LGBTQ community. He is currently on leave and his pending cases are under review.  
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A Ramadan fast taught me my American Christianity is too comfortable to sustain real faith

A comfortable and complacent church, like the Christian church in the United States, could use the awakening that self-imposed suffering provides.
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Challenging religious liberty in the public square could open the door to Satan. Good.

The public square is dominated by Christianity. We should welcome efforts from the Satanic Temple to have religious minorities be part of public life.
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Washington state high court again rules against Christian florist who refused gay wedding

Washington state's top court ruled for a second time on Thursday that a Christian florist discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to sell them flowers for their wedding, setting up a..
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Iraq's Christians, The Shooting at Chardon High, King of CrossFit

Lara Logan reports on the persecution of Iraq's Christians by ISIS; then, Ohio HS coach Frank Hall talks with Scott Pelley about the school shooting he helped stop; and, meet the former gymnast who..
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Iraq's Christians, Rare Earth Elements, Starstruck

Lara Logan reports on Iraq's Christians; Are modern life's devices under China's grip? Lesley Stahl reports; then, Charlie Rose profiles astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Christianity is trending in 2019's country music hits, from Blake Shelton to Carrie Underwood

At least seven high-profile songs reference God or his son or wade into the spirit of Christianity.
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The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

In a brief but prolific career, a young writer asked whether evangelical Christianity could change. In doing so, she changed it.
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Pope warns of divisive ideologies in homage to Communist-era martyrs

Pope Francis warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear or division in society on Sunday as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism.
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Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.
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'Safe haven' for fleeing families hit by attacks in Burkina Faso

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly attacks on Christians in a "safe haven" for thousands fleeing violence in Burkina Faso mark a new phase of crisis, the United Nations said on Thursday, as..
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Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, a local official said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by..
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Lebanese Maronite patriarch who opposed Syrian army presence dies

Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, the former patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite church who presented himself as a champion of Christian rights and pushed for Syrian forces to leave his country, died early on..
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Vice President Pence to graduates: Be prepared to be ridiculed for being Christian

Vice President Mike Pence told Liberty University graduates that they have to be ready to be ridiculed for their Christian faith.
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Christian woman who was on death row has left country, Pakistan says

Pakistan on Thursday provided its first official confirmation that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy, had left the country more than six..
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Pews and politics: Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms

It's Thursday night training at Father Dave Smith's boxing academy, opposite the Anglican church in inner-west Sydney he has led for almost 30 years, and he's working off some frustration ahead of the..
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Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides, AP finds

Investigation finds Christian clerics in Pakistan are involved in aggressive search for young brides, which thrives on empty promises of wealth
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Why Christian author Rachel Held Evans touched so many people, in life and now in death

On Saturday, Rachel Held Evans' husband announced her death. People used #BecauseofRHE to tell stories of how the Christian author inspired them.
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Renowned Christian author Rachel Held Evans dies at 37

Fans and fellow writers are mourning the sudden death of renowned Christian author Rachel Held Evans.
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'Save us from the Satans': Sri Lanka Christians pray after surviving attacks

A dozen rifle-toting soldiers guarded a small community hall as day broke in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa on Sunday morning. 
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Fellow writers, fans shocked and saddened by death of Christian writer Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans, who is known for her progressive Christian voice, died early Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to her husband.
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American churches must reject literalism and admit we got it wrong on gay people

Churches will continue hemorrhaging members until we face the truth: Being a faithful Christian does not mean accepting everything the Bible teaches.
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LGBT rights movement a threat to Poland, says conservative party chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a parliament member who has tremendous influence as leader of the Law and Justice party, said "everyone must accept Christianity."
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Easter celebrated around the world

Christians around the world are marking Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter.
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Easter Sunday, Columbine anniversary, Weed Day: 5 things you need to know this weekend

Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues, we've reached the 20th anniversary of Columbine and more things to start your weekend.
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Papal Good Friday service draws attention to world's poor

Pope Francis listened as a preacher denounced the widespread inequality in the world at a Good Friday service on the day Christians recall Jesus' death by crucifixion.
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Easter question: What can Christians on the left and right do about the evil of our world?

See sin for what it is — mosque shootings, Catholic sex abuse, college admissions scandal, hate tweets — and dare to live a new world into being.
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This Good Friday, remember the Christians who aren't allowed to take refuge in the US

This Good Friday and through the year, we must be advocate for those who are powerless in the face of torture and persecution because of their faith.
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