Despite their many similarities, Easter has avoided the controversy that stalks Christmas. Here's why.
Tag - War on Christmas
(RNS) — How I long for the days when the War on Christmas was a fiction.
(The Conversation) — Not unlike the current furor over Jesus the Sausage Roll, the Gospel of John depicts uproar and offense at Jesus being compared to food.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives that his administration will defend religious organizations, promising a return to traditional American values.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Jewish religious authorities hold that Christmas trees have no place in public settings in predominantly Jewish areas in Israel. But Israelis are pushing back.
(RNS) Americans remain split on on how to greet others at stores at this time of year. Their answers reveal religious and partisan divides.
(RNS) Fire up the annual outrage! Starbucks launches a green cup!
(RNS) "Battleground December" is wrapping up for 2015. Let’s tally up the wins and losses.
(RNS) "Zombie Nativity" features a holy family, an angel and a donkey who are undead, partially decomposing and looking for their favorite meal -- the gray matter inside your head.
People on social media are responding to criticism that Starbucks is waging a war on Christmas with this year's plain red holiday cup. The latest hot hashtag: #ItsJustACup.
(RNS) The latest missives in the culture wars have come from different sides of Christianity over, of all things, the new design of the Starbucks red cup.
(RNS) Refusing to identify the religious reason for the days off does not solve the problem and only invites unfounded criticism of hostility to Christmas and the other religious holidays.
(RNS) Maybe it's good that commerce has declared its independence from religion and decorum. That clears the way for faith to have its parallel season -- not in competition with commerce, but as the deeper reality that commerce can never attain.
(RNS) Television pundits, conservative politicians and talk-radio loudmouths who believe there is a “War on Christmas” should look around, withdraw their troops and quit screaming. Because if there is a war on Christmas, Christmas has won.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A growing number of Americans greet Christmas with a "Happy Holidays" spirit rather than a religious one, but joy and and generosity still abound, a new survey finds.