One can easily say December is a month of festivities and celebrations for a multitude of believers. Whether you are a Catholic, a Christian, or a Jew, here are 12 December holidays religions celebrate around the world: Kel Mitchell, the former Nickelodeon star of "All That" and "Kenan & Kel" shows, told reporters he became a licensed pastor due to his desire to 'have God in everything he does.'
Ohio Senate Drops Proposed ‘Genital Inspection’ of Trans Female Athletes from HB 151, OKs Birth Certificates Instead
The Ohio Senate recently dropped a provision from House Bill 151, which said athletes suspected of being transsexual must undergo a 'genital inspection' as part of the verification process. Instead, they would be required to submit birth certificates to prove their sex. The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) had recently asked the country’s federal government not to oppose moves to extend reservation quotas to Dalit Christians and Muslims across India. Middle East Christians are facing heavy persecution with many Christians leaving the country for their safety.
Cardinal Krajewski Revisits Italian Island of Ischia Following Devastating Flood, Extends Pope Francis’s ‘Closeness’ to Grieving Families
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski revisited the island of Ischia in Italy on Dec. 8 to express Pope Francis' closeness to the grieving families following the devastating flooding in November. The Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine the federal government’s protection of same-sex and interracial marriages, has inched closer toward reality with the U.S. House of Representatives passing the proposal Thursday, 258-169-1. The approved bill will now be on President Joe Biden’s d… Pastor Matt Chandler returns to The Village Church after his leave of absence caused by an online relationship The Italian Catholic Church reintroduced handshakes as a gesture for the 'sign of peace' as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the country.
Missouri Pastor Bids To Break Guinness World Record for Most Consecutive Marathons Ran, Says He’s Doing It To Create Awareness on Key Issues
A pastor in Missouri is on a mission to break the Guinness World record for the most consecutive marathon runs and create awareness on issues including adoption, foster care, and youth’s mental health. In Christianity, backsliding is moving away from Jesus instead of being close to Him. Here are eight tips to help you avoid backsliding on your Christian faith: Metzger Bar & Butchery in Richmond denied service to the Family Foundation on the day of their reserved event. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in lower Manhattan held its first liturgy service on Tuesday, over two decades since its destruction when the World Trade Center's south tower collapsed.
Wise County Baptist Church Hosts Candlelight Vigil for 7-year-old Kid Allegedly Killed by FedEx Driver
A Wise County Baptist church hosted on Dec. 6 a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Athena Strand, the 7-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted and killed last week by a FedEx driver. Residents of Pinehurst in North Carolina have been receiving various forms of aid from local Baptist churches in the area following the Dec. 4 attack on the Moore County power grid that left some 100,000 individuals without electricity.