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America welcomes Christians, Jews; atheists, Muslims not so much

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN c. 2015 Religion News Service (RNS) Americans are all for religious freedom — but disagree on who can claim it. Diverse religious groups are recognized — but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don’t see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when […]

Nigerian archbishop calls for unity marches following Boko Haram massacres

Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris on Sunday (Jan. 11) to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.

History of Hymns: ‘Come, Christians, Join to Sing’ first published as children’s hymn

“Come, Christians, Join to Sing” Christian Henry Bateman UM Hymnal, No. 158 Come, Christians, join to sing: Alleluia! Amen! loud praise to Christ our King: Alleluia! Amen! Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice; praise is his gracious choice. Alleluia! Amen!  Christian Henry Bateman (1813-1899) was ordained into the Church of England […]

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