Christian missionaries may help bring Christianity back to Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is moving closer to returning to the country where its founder, St. Gregory the Great, died.But the church’s presence in the region has been challenged by the Islamic militant group, the Islamic State, and its followers.The church is seeking to build churches, mosques and other holy sites in the southern Ethiopian […]

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What do you call a religion that’s not Muslim?

Religious groups are now calling for the removal of the term “Muslim” from the Australian Capital Territory’s census forms.Queensland’s First Peoples Council, which represents Aboriginal Australians, said in a statement that “the term ‘Muslim’ was used to exclude, vilify and discriminate against Aboriginal Australians”.“It is time for the Territory Government to re-impose the term ‘Queenslanders’ […]

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Egypt’s ‘soul’ church finds new strength as it opens in Suez

Egypt’s “soul” church, founded in 1956 and called the Egyptian Spiritual Assembly, has come to the aid of a man who has been detained by the country’s military.The spiritual assembly, which was founded by Sheikh Mahmoud al-Mansour in 1955 and was renamed in 2003, is not an official church, but it is seen as a […]

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Myanmar’s new constitution will include ‘hellenist’ belief

The new constitution in Myanmar, due to be approved by parliament on December 18, will include an “ethical and scientific” interpretation of Buddhism, the country’s new prime minister said in a televised address.The document will also include a pledge to “strengthen” the countrys “traditional religion” and “exercise the right to belief” in accordance with Buddhist […]

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‘We’ve been through so much’: The most memorable moments from the 2017 NFL playoffs

“We’ve got to take this game to a whole new level,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said after the Cowboys’ 38-31 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.“We can’t allow ourselves to be distracted by what’s happening in the world.And when we’re distracted, we have to take it to a new level.”That’s a sentiment shared by other commissioner’s […]

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How to deal with your Muslim neighbors

When a Muslim family arrives to your home, you may have a hard time knowing what to expect.They may look different, speak different, act different, and maybe even have a different religion.That’s because Muslims are often the first people to greet you with a handshake and greet you by name, not a greeting of welcome.So, […]

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How to use Google’s new religious apps

I’ve been using Google’s “Religion” app to find out if I’m allowed to pray in public places. The app will ask if you’re religious and then ask if it’s okay for you to pray outside the church. If you answer yes, you’ll be able to pray anywhere in the city, or even outside the house. However, you won’t […]

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