Bible engagement falls below 40% among Americans, continuing a decade-long decline

A comprehensive survey conducted by the American Bible Society, “State of the Bible USA 2024,” has revealed a continuing decline in Bible engagement among Americans. Experts worry this trend could have far-reaching implications for the country’s spiritual and social fabric. According to the study, only 38% of American adults now engage with the Bible […]

Pope leads Good Friday service ahead of Colosseum procession

Pope Francis presided over a Good Friday service in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a night-time procession at Rome’s Colosseum for the most somber day in the Christian calendar, marking Jesus’ death by crucifixion. Good Friday leads on Sunday to Easter, the most important and joyous date in the Church’s liturgical calendar – commemorating […]

‘Left Jerusalem out to dry’: Christian orgs. condemn US ceasefire abstain vote

Christian organizations throughout the United States have condemned the Biden administration for abstaining in a vote which allowed the United Nations to pass a ceasefire resolution on Monday.  Christians United for Israel (CUFI) founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee said in a release that “Today’s abstention at the UN is an abomination—this is not […]

United Methodist Church bishops call for immediate Gaza ceasefire

The United Methodist Church Council of Bishops has urgently called for “an immediate and permanent cease-fire” in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “As bishops of The United Methodist Church, we call for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza and pledge our prayers and […]

Jerusalem Patriarch calls for EU action on Gaza war

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem urged the European Union and international community on Saturday to play a more active role in resolving the war in Gaza, emphasizing the critical need for peace, dialogue, and humanitarian aid for the affected Christian community and all residents of the region. The Patriarch’s message, delivered amidst the observance […]

UNRWA issue tops agenda for faith-based parliamentarians in Israel

Over 20 parliamentarians from various countries actively promoting pro-Israel legislation through Christian faith-based diplomacy were invited to discussions at the Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference, organized by the Israel Allies Foundation, from March 3-5, 2024. For more stories from The Media Line go to themedialine.org The conference brought together parliamentarians from various parts of the world, […]

Faith-based diplomacy: Are Christians Israel’s diplomatic Iron Dome? – comment

Christian Zionist lawmakers have positioned themselves as a diplomatic Iron Dome for the Jewish state amidst a surge in antisemitism and a barrage of condemnation against Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict. “Faith-based diplomacy is Israel’s strongest weapon in our diplomatic arsenal,” said Israel Allies Foundation President Josh Reinstein. In a show of solidarity, […]

Young Evangelical support for Israel plummets

Support for Israel among young Evangelicals has plummeted by over 50% in just three years, posing a potential threat to American backing for the Jewish State. “This should be a wake-up call for Israeli policymakers,” said Dr. Yoav Fromer, head of The Center for the Study of the United States (CSUS) at Tel Aviv […]

Pope Francis labels antisemitism ‘sin against God’

Pope Francis condemned all forms of anti-Judaism and antisemitism, labeling them as a “sin against God,” after noticing an increase in attacks against Jews around the world. “(The Church) rejects every form of anti-Judaism and antisemitism, unequivocally condemning manifestations of hatred towards Jews and Judaism as a sin against God,” the pontiff wrote in […]

Stalin icon damaged in Georgia, woman detained

A court in Georgia has ordered five days’ detention for a woman who defaced a religious icon depicting Soviet leader Josef Stalin, an act which ignited large protests last month in the capital Tbilisi, her lawyers said. The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association confirmed in an email to Reuters that Natalia Peradze, also known as […]