Fact-Check: Has Buhari Removed Christian Religious Studies From Secondary School Curriculum?

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Fact-Check: Has Buhari Removed Christian Religious Studies From Secondary School Curriculum? Discussions about the “removal” of Christian Religious Studies (CRS) from Nigeria’s secondary school curriculum have been ongoing since June 14 when a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid a courtesy call on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House. Nigerian secondary school studentsICIR NigeriaDuring the visit, Samson Ayokunle, the CAN president, pointed out that whereas the new curriculum stipulates that CRS – also referred to as Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) – will no longer exist as…

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Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it?

Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it?

Christian harassment is on the rise. Can you do anything to stop it? Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world today, targeted by Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram and ISIS, as well as secular governments and even competing Christian sects. They endure physical harassment and social discrimination in more than 125 countries, nearly twice the number of countries (74) where Jews are harassed, according to Pew Research Center. Last week in Egypt, almost 30 Coptic Christians were murdered as they made their way to a monastery.…

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Christian Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

Christian Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

Christian Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a hip injury and the Americans played a 1-1 exhibition tie against Venezuela on Saturday night, a warmup for a pair of World Cup qualifiers next week. Adjusting to altitude and blending in players returning from injuries produced an uneven game for the United States. Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a hip injury and the Americans played…

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Furious China BANS Christian church for ‘collaborating with South Korea’

Furious China BANS Christian church for ‘collaborating with South Korea’

Furious China BANS Christian church for ‘collaborating with South Korea’ Furious : CHINA has banned a church and accused religious leaders of collaborating with South Korea as the communist regime’s crackdown on Christianity continues. China has banned a church and accused religious leaders of collaborating with South Korea Authorities have accused the River of Life Berea Church and the Berea’s Research Institute of Theology in the coastal Fujian province of having a connection with South Korea.Tensions have escalated between China and its near neighbour amid a row over South Korea…

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Jesus was on the side of the poor and exploited. Christian politicians should remember that

Jesus was on the side of the poor and exploited. Christian politicians should remember that

Jesus was on the side of the poor and exploited. Christian politicians should remember that In the church I grew up in it was culturally assumed that Christians would vote Liberal. Jesus wasn’t party-partisan, we knew, but on “family values” issues – sexuality, marriage, abortion, euthanasia, drugs – we were pretty sure his values aligned with ours and so did the Liberal party’s and so a conservative victory was a win for the “Christian” way of life. By extension, the subconscious – and sometimes overt – assumption was that the…

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More education means less religious commitment — unless you’re Christian

More education means less religious commitment unless you’re Christian

More education means less religious commitment — unless you’re Christian Education : It’s a popular belief: The more educated a person is, the less religious he or she likely will be. And it’s mostly right, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center surveys released Wednesday (April 26). “It’s certainly our sense that, if anything, that might be the conventional wisdom that higher levels of educational attainment are linked with religiosity. That said, I am aware there are scholars, sociologists, who in recent years have begun to call that into question,”…

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Peace will require leaders, Christian and Muslim, to address real grievances

Peace will require leaders, Christian and Muslim, to address real grievances

Peace will require leaders, Christian and Muslim, to address real grievances Peace : (RNS) We are living through dangerous times. Christians and Muslims cannot afford more misunderstanding. The challenges our world is facing are profound: The U.S. has forces engaged in armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, among other places. We have global poverty and starvation, threatening several places such as Yemen and East Africa. The more wars the U.S. is fighting in Muslim lands, the more grievances Muslims will have. You would think that after decades of fighting…

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Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one

Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one

Retro Essay: Declaring the United States a “Christian Nation” does not make it one In January 1886, the Seventh-day Adventist Church published the first edition  of The American Sentinel with the motto, “Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.” Edited by Alonzo Trevier Jones, the issue focused on the subject of whether the United States could be made a truly “Christian nation” through an amendment to the U.S.Constitution that had been proposed by the National Reform Association. Jones, a dedicated Christian himself, was vehemently against the concept. He wrote the…

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Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian?

Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian?

Is there a difference between Catholic and Christian? Q: “Is there a difference between being Catholic and being a Christian?” Difference : our A: There are many Christian denominations and churches: Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, and so on. Being a member of one doesn’t determine whether a person is a Christian. The real issue is whether the person individually has Jesus Christ living inside of him or her…if they actually have a personal relationship with God. In the Gospel of John, we are told, “to all who received him…

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Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln

Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln

Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christian couple in a kiln Illiterate couple were falsely accused of throwing away pages of the Quran Christians march in the streets in 2012, calling for reforms of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws Getty Images A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after being falsely accused of blasphemy. The deaths of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi caused outrage in Pakistan and saw other Christian…

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Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities

Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities

Orthodox New Year 2017 celebrated in Christian communities As many of us prepare to face Blue Monday, Orthodox Christians around the world were busy celebrating on Saturday (January 14). The celebrations marked the Orthodox New Year, two weeks after January first, in line with the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. The Julian Calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC as a reform of the Roman Calendar. The Gregorian calendar – named after Pope Gregory XIII – was adopted by most of western Europe from the late…

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