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India Blocks Foreign Funds for Mother Teresa’s Charity on Christmas
Kolkata order’s troubles come in the wake of a string of attacks on Christians by Hindu right-wing groups, who accuse pastors and churches of forced conversions.
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop and Apartheid Foe, Dies at 90
South African activist said a disciplined prayer life sustained him.
Chinese Christian Media Ministries Face Bitter Winter of Censorship
As China’s government bans unapproved religious services, sermons, education, training, and videos online—even link sharing—starting in March, I turn to Psalm 90.
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These Christmas Carols Bring Joy to the Whole World
Christian leaders and musicians in nine countries and territories share their favorite Western and local holiday tunes.
CT’s Top 20 Stories of 2021
This year, Christians engaged with church abuse scandals, political concerns, global events, and more.
CT’s 2021 Cover Stories, Ranked
Our online readers’ favorite cover stories from last year.
In a Mad Mad World, God Welcomes Our Merrymaking
Christmas calls us to be like children and bring our joy to Jesus, even in the midst of upheaval.
12 Leaders Evangelicals Lost in 2021
Remembering theologian C. René Padilla, evangelist Luis Palau, refugee advocate Evelyn Mangham, and others.
The Global Church in 2021: CT’s Top 20 International Articles
Our most-read stories from abroad, from Haiti to Nigeria to Hong Kong.
Christianity Today in 2021: Our Top News, Reviews, Podcasts, and More
CT published 2,063 articles this year. Here’s what readers and editors liked most.
Our Favorite Christianity Today Podcasts from 2021
Here’s what the hosts say were their top shows from the past year.
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2021
Evidence of Herod’s green thumb, Roman crucifixion methods, and Philistine bananas add to our understanding of the world of the Bible.
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Agency: Haiti Missionaries Made ‘Daring’ Escape to Evade Kidnappers
Christian Aid Ministries shares new details on how the remaining 12 hostage missionaries, including young children, ended up free from the 400 Mawozo gang.
Missionary Hostages Forgive Haiti Gang, Sang Psalm 34
“Jesus taught us by word and by his own example that the power of forgiving love is stronger than the hate of violent force,” says director of Christian Aid Ministries, which will keep working in Haiti.
US Senate Confirms Rashad Hussain as First Muslim Religious Freedom Ambassador
(UPDATE) Bipartisan vote of 85–5 installs Biden nominee championed by many Christian IRF advocates.
Free at Last: All 17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti Have Been Released
“I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously,” states Christian Aid Ministries after release of American and Canadian hostages held by Haitian gang for months.
Always Festivus and Never Christmas
This season calls for reconciliation, not rage and resentment.
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Trump or Netanyahu? American Evangelicals Support Israel, Yet Signs of Change
13 experts assess new survey conducted after Gaza conflict, which finds solidarity with the Jewish state but increasing preference for Palestinians among younger and non-white evangelicals.
Orthodox Christians Yearn for Famous Seminary 50 Years After Turkey Closed It
The Halki Seminary, whose graduates include two saints, seven patriarchs, seven archbishops, and six metropolitans, has become an international bargaining chip.
Research: Religious Americans Less Likely to Divorce
Recent data suggests that faithful young adults can marry in their 20s without increasing the risk of separation.

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The Poet Who Prepared the Ground for the Sexual Revolution
The Poet Who Prepared the Ground for the Sexual Revolution
Percy Shelley’s 19th-century attacks on marriage, monogamy, and Christianity foreshadowed progressive attitudes today.

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