The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The Pope is offering an outpouring of indulgences. The message that Roman Catholicism is giving in these weeks of coronavirus crisis is a disarming detachment from the basic principles of the biblical faith.
The Constitution “includes a right to a self-determined death”, the court says. Protestant and Catholic leaders issued a joint statement lamenting the decision.
Three days before his death, Kizito Mihigo was accused of attempting to illegally flee the country and joining rebel groups, and arrested. Rwandan police reported they found him dead in his cell.
Roman Catholicism is built on the conviction that its system is capable of keeping together its unchangeable Roman identity and its ever-increasing Catholicity.
Montemolin, the town where the author and translator of the Bear Bible was born, hosted an event and an exhibition to honor the 450th anniversary of its publication.
A book recently published says the institution loses 120,000 euros a day. “The situation has become worse with Francisco”, Vatican expert Leonardo De Chirico says.
Around 200 evangelicals participated in a peaceful demonstration to denounce the closure of the Punto Luce church in Milan and demand “freedom of worship for all”.
The Luhansk People's Republic (Ukraine) has banned all Protestant worship, and believers try to meet in small gatherings. Uzbekistan raids worship services that have not been approved by the authorities.
Standing on the shoulders of the apostolic catholicity recovered by the Reformation, this is a promising way to reclaim and to live out the catholicity of the Church in our broken world.
The US President presents a plan that includes the creation of “a coalition of businesses for the protection of religious freedom”.
Catholics, evangelicals and members of other faiths attended the march. “Christians should stand up for those who are weakest and have no voice”. Police had to protect the event from a violent counter-demonstration.
In a joint statement, the main religious groups asked the candidates to “present their ideas clearly” and establish “state policies beyond the alternation”.
A new report shows that from 2017 to 2018, the total number of Religious Studies pupils fell from 253,712 to 229,189. “These figures are very concerning”, education leaders, said.
Local authorities in the state of Hidalgo “prohibit the entry of Protestants”. Those who refuse to fund Catholic festivities are threatened with big fines and water cuts.
Doctrines and practices cannot be disjoined as if they were independent silos, but must be seen as mutually influencing one another.
Evangelicals are the only ones who have experienced a relative growth. There are 50,000 more than last year, the ISMU survey says.
Only 2 in 10 Spaniards are practicing Catholics, according to official statistics. Half of young people identify as either Atheists, Agnostics or indifferent.
Marian devotions were fueled by writings that were never considered to be inspired. Mariological ideas and practices were added from the outside and allowed to penetrate the faith of the people.
Despite the decline of crimes, these organisations still are very influential in Southern Italy. Christians should “face Mafia with the Biblical responsibility that it deserves”, says Giuseppe Rizza of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
Evangelical theology needs to pursue a realistic reading of the Fathers under the supreme authority of Scripture and at the service of the cause of the gospel.
“There is neither a primary nor a secondary church like before”, President Evo Morales said. Some evangelical denominations reject the law, arguing that it entails an interference by the state.
Analysts have detected ties between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups.
“Nones” represent 23.1% of the population, evangelicals 22,8%, and Catholics 23%. “Those of no religious faith will be the largest group in America in the next five years”.
There have been 32 cases of femicide in Peru this year. The Minister of Women, Gloria Montenegro, joined 18 religious communities to tackle the problem.
“The summit has not given signs that the Roman Church will become transparent and honest about its sins and shortcomings”, says Leonardo De Chirico, Vatican expert and evangelical pastor in Rome.