Annihilation of the Armenians in the early 20th century was part of a broader and deeper process involving all Christians in Turkish territory, and lasting three decades
After last year's ceremony was restricted due to COVID, jubilant worshippers gathered for one of the most colourful spectacles of the Orthodox Easter season
The original use of eggs on both holidays is obscure, but use eggs they both do. Why?
The Mass in the autonomous Kurdish region is the pope's first engagement in his visit to Iraq, and local Christians have been eagerly awaiting it: 'We hope that he brings peace to Iraq and social harmony and an end to wars'
The Vatican hopes that the landmark visit will rally the country’s Christian communities and encourage them to stay despite decades of war and instability
Visiting the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham in Ur, Pope Francis says violence in the name of God is 'the greatest blasphemy'
Was Moses High? Was the Original Eucharist Psychoactive? Studies Linking Religion and Drugs Gain Traction
Was the vision of the burning bush a psychedelic experience? Did use of drugs inform early Christianity? Scholars who linked the emergence of religion to altered states of consciousness once paid a heavy price, but that may be changing
In 2010, six al-Qaida-linked militants stormed and seized the Baghdad church, killing dozens inside. Today, it still stands as perhaps the deadliest single attack against Iraq's Christians
Survey by the American Enterprise Institute found 29% of Republicans believe the baseless claim that 'Trump has been secretly fighting a group of child sex traffickers that include prominent Democrats and Hollywood elites'
The life of Jesus and the religion he spawned are taught in Israeli schools in a way that’s inconsistent with their influence on European culture and Western civilization, scholars lament in a new book
The tombstone of the woman who lived in the Nitzana area about 1,400 years ago joins others unearthed in excavations that belonged to Christians interred in local churches and burial grounds
Only 12 months ago, Bethlehem was celebrating its busiest festive season for two decades, amid a sustained drop in violence and a corresponding surge in the number of pilgrims and tourists
In Israel, we're taught to look down on Christianity. But we're more Christian than we'd like to believe
'Only the prophet Mohammed' was spray-painted on the exterior wall of the Catholic Church ■ Police investigating all three cases as arson
One tree was set alight outside the Catholic church and the other in front of the Orthodox church in the northern city Sakhnin
Fire at Church of All Nations in Jerusalem caused minor damage. Police say Jewish suspect's motive is criminal, but the Catholic church is asking for a thorough investigation
The newly elected 25-year-old congressman from North Carolina is a devout social conservative and part-time preacher who says he is trying to convert Jews and Muslims
The church was built on top of a Roman temple in the Banias, a cultic center cited in the Gospels, that is today a popular Israeli nature reserve
Former members of the People of Praise faith community, to which Amy Coney Barrett belongs, express concern over group's rigid views on gender roles and LGBT rights, as well as its authoritarian structure
More grim COVID-19 news: After a record-breaking year in 2019, the torrent of Christian visitors has all but stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can online souvenir sales and prayers fill the void?
After years in which religious observance was on the rise, new studies show a global trend toward secularization. Maybe in Israel, too
A respected Harvard professor was convinced of the authenticity of an ancient papyrus fragment in which Jesus seemingly asked his wife to spread the gospel. But then American journalist Ariel Sabar embarked on a dogged journey to uncover the truth
Amy Coney Barrett has been under fire ahead of previous confirmation hearings for her involvement in a religious group called People of Praise
Asif Pervaiz was accused of blasphemy by a supervisor in a hosiery factory where Pervaiz worked. During his trial, Pervaiz claimed he was accused after he refused to convert to Islam
Cohen writes of the episode: 'In good time, I would call in this favor, not for me, but for the Boss, at a crucial moment on his journey to the presidency'
Cohen also offers a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency
The location of the ancient town of Bethsaida has been lost in the fog of time. Prof. Rami Arav proposes a leading candidate for the place where, according to the New Testament, Jesus performed miracles
The 1965 Vatican Council, and subsequent efforts by the Church to reconcile with Judaism, did not win over Orthodox Jews, who believe that their reading of the Scriptures is correct – not the Christians'. A new book discusses these uneasy relations
A large tract of land in Brazil, a furnished home and a new car – it was hard to resist what the two religious leaders from Kafr Yasif were offering Christian-Arab believers. But some of those who made the move from Israel later discovered that they had paid a very high financial and psychological price for that dream