Despite their many similarities, Easter has avoided the controversy that stalks Christmas. Here's why.
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(AP) Christmas celebrations were shadowed by the fear that Hindu nationalist extremists who attack Muslims will turn against Christians as well.
(AP) — Migrants are 'surviving the Herods of today' who shed innocent blood to impose their power, Pope Francis said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, he's been liberally sprinkling his public remarks with Christmas tidings. And then pointing it out in case anyone fails to notice.
(RNS) — Christians, both conservative and progressive, are pushing Congress to pass new legislation to protect Dreamers, and reminding lawmakers of the centrality of their faith.
(RNS) — My 20 years of confronting and addressing sexual abuse within churches and other faith organizations has convinced me that abuse within the church will only end when professing Christians stop distorting Jesus for the purposes of excusing...
BOONVILLE, Mo. (RNS) — This winter celebration featuring trees, candles and wreaths predates Christianity.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) — Artisans in and around Bethlehem specialize in carving wood from a tree that makes several appearances in the Bible. They consider the work — a millennium-old tradition — holy. But clashes between Israelis and...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — More churches are recognizing that Christmastime can be the darkest time of year for those who are grieving.
(RNS) — 'Anything you think you know about Christmas is wrong,' according to Judith Flanders. The historian is aiming to dispel some of those myths and misunderstandings in her new book, 'Christmas: A Biography.'
(RNS) — Some are clearly rooted in religious messages, while others focus on family, kindness and generosity in ways that may appeal to interfaith and secular families – and everyone else.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
(RNS) — Without the Maccabees’ victory and the preservation of Jewish religious life in ancient Israel, Christianity may not have emerged 200 years later with its taproots deeply embedded within Judaism.
(RNS) — Our annual guide to gifts for the godly and the godless.
(RNS) — How I long for the days when the War on Christmas was a fiction.