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Iraq: Christians Must Convert or Die

Iraq: Christians Must Convert or Die

Christians in Iraq have been told that they must convert, or die. Christianity has been a historic religion in Iraq for almost 2,000 years, but now that is changing. Refugees fleeing Iraq say that the Sunni rebels, known as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have given Christians in the city of Mosul […]

Boko Haram: the Only Terrorist Group?

Boko Haram: the Only Terrorist Group?

Boko Haram’s militant leader Abubakar Shekau’s radical behaviors have been drawing international attention. He is the new face of terrorism in Africa along with his jihadist group Boko Haram, showing up in many videos online only clothed in militant garb and often carrying a weapon. Many times he does things in the name of Allah, […]

Pope Francis Repeating Interview History

Pope Francis Repeating Interview History

Pope Francis’ most recent interview with the Italian publication La Repubblica has caused waves with the pontiff’s remarks about priestly celibacy and pedophilia. But criticism from  Vatican spokespersons has cast suspicion on the interviewer’s accuracy and led to a case of deja vu for many observers. This is not the first interview the Argentine rockstar-pope […]

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness for Church Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness for Church Sexual Abuse

In a moment of extreme contrition, Pope Francis begged forgiveness from victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic Church clergymen. The Pontiff delivered his message of guilt and sorrow on Monday in a homily at a Mass with adult victims of sexual crimes. Cases of sexual abuse by members of the Church have been discovered […]

Sufism Religious Symbol Used as Marketing Logo Causes Controversy

Sufism Religious Symbol Used as Marketing Logo Causes Controversy

Sufism, derived from a branch of the monotheistic religion Islam, revolves around individuals seeking the Truth and “divine ethics”. With over 500,00 members, the mystical religion contains a variety of important symbols, one being the crescent-shaped representation of the word “God.” Use of this symbol has recently sparked worldwide controversy among Sufis, accusing the luxury […]

Apple Responsible for Gender-Based Discrimination?

Apple Responsible for Gender-Based Discrimination?

Apple lore extends back at least to the beginning of the biblical narrative, though mistakenly so. In the biblical narrative, the Hebrew god created a world for his first proto-couple. He carved out a special spot in the newly formed worlds and made it into a garden and called it Eden. He planted two trees […]

The Purpose of Ramadan

The Purpose of Ramadan

The month of Ramadan has arrived and Muslims all around the world will be observing the fast. For those who are not familiar with Islam and Ramadan, the purpose of this holy month is much more than abstaining from food and drink; it is a source of purification for the soul, heart, mind, and body. […]

Religious Freedom Debated in Myanmar

Religious Freedom Debated in Myanmar

Religious freedom is being debated in the South-East Asian country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the government is considering a new law that would require Burmese citizens who plan to convert to another religion to first gain the permission of the government’s Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Immigration & Population, […]

Mormon Church Excommunicates Activist Kate Kelly

Mormon Church Excommunicates Activist Kate Kelly

Leaders of the Mormon Church have excommunicated Kate Kelly, a well-known Mormon activist who was previously a missionary in Barcelona, Spain, after she spoke out in favor of the ordination of women.  Leaders of the Church say that she was expelled because she committed apostasy by violating the law of the Church. The Mormon Church is […]

The Last Supper: Artist’s Life-Size Wood Carving Masterpiece in Kansas City

The Last Supper: Artist’s Life-Size Wood Carving Masterpiece in Kansas City

A life-size wood carving of The Last Supper, by Italian-born artist Domenic Zappia, is on permanent display in a protective glass-enclosed setting at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, MO. It is based on The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci of Christ and his 12 Disciples having their last meal together. Although […]

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