Prophecy in today's headlines

Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism

Researchers have begun asking the kind of nuanced questions that reveal just how big the So What set might be: •44% told the 2011 Baylor University Religion Survey they spend no time seeking “eternal wisdom,” and 19% said “it’s useless to search for meaning.” •46% told a 2011 survey by Nashville-based evangelical research agency, LifeWay […]

Millennial Generation and Christianity, What’s Missing?

A new study shows that while many young adults are spiritual, they have mixed views and beliefs about basic biblical principles. The report conducted by LifeWay Research of the Southern Baptist Convention examined the religious views and practices of American “millennials” — those who were born between 1980 and 1991. According to the survey, 65 […]

Interfaith Movement Gains New Strength

When FaithHouse Manhattan has its twice-monthly interfaith gatherings, the guest list is a carnival of religious belief and creed. An Islamic Sufi dervish greets you at the door, but the program director, an Episcopalian, makes the announcements. A rabbi, a female Muslim and a Seventh-day Adventist share leadership of the meeting. The night's program at […]

Blair Chooses America In Plan To Unite Religions

Tony Blair is preparing to launch a faith offensive across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organizations. With Afghanistan and Iraq casting a shadow over his popularity at home in Britain, Blair's focus has increasingly shifted across the Atlantic, to where […]

Cardinals Petition Pope To Proclaim Mary, Spiritual Mother of Humanity

Five cardinals have invited every cardinal and bishop in the world to join them in petitioning Pope Benedict XVI to solemnly proclaim the Mother of Jesus as the “Spiritual Mother of humanity” as an ecumenical service of clarification to other religious traditions and to proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary.An English copy of the […]

Teacher Says Bible Left On Desk A Hate Crime

An eighth-grade teacher has accused her students of committing a “hate crime” and being “cruel” because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word “Christ” underlined. Melissa Hussain, an Apex, N.C., science teacher at West Lake Middle School, is suspended with pay and may lose her job after she […]

Scientists Claim To Have Found Spirituality Center of Brain

Scientists have identified areas of the brain that, when damaged, lead to greater spirituality. The findings hint at the roots of spiritual and religious attitudes, the researchers say. The study, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the journal Neuron, involves a personality trait called self-transcendence, which is a somewhat vague measure of spiritual feeling, […]

Religious Leaders Call for Possible Civil Disobedience

A formidable coalition of 150 Catholic, Orthodox and evangelical leaders are calling on Christians in a new manifesto to reject secular authority – and even engage in civil disobedience – if laws force them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideas that betray their religious beliefs. On Friday, these leaders released a 4,700-word document […]