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An Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth

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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 Christ, 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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Russia widens Jehovah's Witnesses crackdown with new jailings

Russia has widened a crackdown against Jehovah's Witnesses, jailing six adherents of the Christian denomination for extremism in a move rights activists said was unjust and flouted religious freedom.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Christianity

Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Sir Bani Yas Church and Monastery: UAE’s oldest Christian site opens to the public [Video]Sir Bani Yas Church and Monastery: UAE’s oldest Christian site opens to the public

Located around 200 kilometers from the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi, on the eastern coast of Sir Bani Yas Island, lies the country’s oldest Christian site.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:43Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Dissapointmernt as review into Christian schools' right to expel gay students delayed

LGBTIQ+ advocates are disappointed a review of religious schools' exemptions from the sex discrimination act has been delayed.
SBS - Published

Keneally calls on PM to show 'Christian leadership' on Tamil family case

Labor's Kristina Keneally has called on the Prime Minister to act as a Christian and stop the deportation of a Tamil family whose two children were born in Australia.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Conservative Christian plot to take 'control' of NSW Liberal Party

A religious freedom group is working to recruit 5000 Christian conservatives to the NSW Liberal Party.
The Age - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Why I blew the whistle on Folau's twisted version of Christianity: a rugby mother's story

A mother explored the beliefs of Israel Folau's church. Alarmed, she alerted his backers at the Australian Christian Lobby, then decided she had to go public.
The Age - Published

Lyle Shelton says Christians have suffered since same-sex marriage was legalised

The former head of the Australian Christian Lobby says the same-sex marriage 'Yes campaign' lied to Australians.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

PM prays with us and refuses to keep his faith in a box. Amen to that

Scott Morrison prayed with fellow Christians at a Hillsong conference on Tuesday night. He is turning this potential political liability into a strength.
The Age - Published

Christian leaders speak out against proposed religious discrimination laws

The Anglican priest renowned for his provocative billboards has weighed into the religious freedom debate.
SBS - Published

Hayne tries changing bail to attend Christian education course

A NSW court has been asked to permit former NRL star and accused rapist Jarryd Hayne to attend a Christian education course in Perth.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Five aspects of Pentecostalism that shed light on Scott Morrison's politics

The Prime Minister's Pentecostal Christian faith is at the centre of his understanding of political life. So what could this mean for his policy decisions?
SBS - Published

'Israel left us with no choice': Folau sacked by Rugby Australia

The fundamentalist Christian has been awaiting a verdict after being found guilty of a 'high-level' breach of Rugby Australia's code of conduct for a post on social media.
SBS - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia following social media post

The fundamentalist Christian has been awaiting a verdict after being found guilty of a 'high-level' breach of Rugby Australia's code of conduct for a post on social media.
SBS - Published

'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..
Reuters - Published

Greens candidate defends telling Christians their beliefs are a joke in expletive-laden spray

Greens candidate Connor Parissis says he confronted a group of "Vote No" campaigners in 2017, who were claiming that marriage equality would lead to "paedophilia and bestiality".
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

In a battle royale between church and state, Father Dave just wants to box

A Christian minister with a surprising passion is causing unexpected conflict in NSW.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

'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. 
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka bombers 'hated Christians'

Thousands gathered in Sydney to pray for victims of Sri Lanka's bombings which Sydney's archbishop says was committed by people who "hated Christians".
SBS - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

I wash the feet of the homeless and it moves me to my soul

Every Maundy Thursday, in the lead-up to Easter, Reverend Bill Crews repeats a ritual that takes the pomp out of Christianity. Here he writes why.
The Age - Published

Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago.
Reuters - Published

Egyptian policeman sentenced to death for killing Christian father and son

An Egyptian policeman found guilty of killing a Christian man and his son in a case that outraged the minority Coptic community was sentenced to death on Tuesday, judicial sources said.
Reuters - Published

Morocco’s hidden Christians see pope trip as chance to push for freedom

Moroccan converts to Christianity, a tiny minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country, are looking to Pope Francis' visit next week as an chance to press their demands for religious freedom.
Reuters - Published

China official says West using Christianity to 'subvert' power

Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China's society and even "subvert" the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of..
Reuters - Published

In Catholic Rome Italy's Mormons get their first temple

The towering white temple stands on Rome's nondescript outer rim, far from the Vatican, but for Italy's 25,000 Mormons it is a clear sign that their faith has finally arrived at the historic heart of..
Reuters - Published

Only hope for institutional Christianity lies in truth

With so much hurt and loss of trust, I've been asking myself: does institutional Christianity have future?
The Age - Published

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