Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day

Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day

Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day churches : The People’s Prayer Service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks churches :  As crowds neared the Capitol for the swearing-in of President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 20), two churches within miles of the National Mall did more than watch: one strategized, the other served.At Metropolitan African Methodist Church, a dozen groups gathered to pray and devise a plan for advancing its goals of justice for women, immigrants…

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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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Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader ‘Like Brothers’ In First Meeting Since Churches Split 1000 Yrs Ago

Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader ‘Like Brothers’ In First Meeting Since Churches Split 1000 Yrs Ago

Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader ‘Like Brothers’ In First Meeting Since Churches Split 1000 Yrs Ago February 12, 2016 Posted with permission from Al Jazeera Russian : Pope Francis has met with Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in nearly 1,000 years. “Finally!” Francis exclaimed as he embraced Kirill in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana’s airport, where the three-hour encounter was taking place on Friday. “We are brothers,” Francis added. The two church leaders kissed one another…

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Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday

Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday

Christians Protect Mosques on Fri., Muslims Guard Churches on Sunday Faced with the threat of terrorist attacks in West Africa, Muslims and Christians have each other’s back. The worshipers are protecting every place of prayer, no matter religion. On Fridays in Cameroon, Christians guard the mosques as Muslims pray. Muslims return the favor by protecting churches during Sunday services. FIND UNEXPECTED GOOD NEWS STORIES WITH OUR APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOS The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is an equal-opportunity destroyer, attacking both churches and mosques while services are…

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