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From Russia, Without Love: Ukraine Marks Orthodox Christmas with Biggest Schism Since 1054
Eastern Orthodox experts and Protestant neighbors explain impact of Constantinople freeing Kiev from Moscow.
Should Christians Quote Muhammad? Subscriber access only
Asia Bibi’s acquittal may model how to persuade Muslims of religious freedom.
Covenantal Theology: Can Muhammad’s Ancient Promise Inspire Muslim-Christian Peace Today?
To acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy, Pakistan’s Supreme Court relied on supposed seventh-century treaty by Islam’s prophet.
O Come, Ye Gazan Christians, to Bethlehem
Israeli policy holds up Christmas travel plans for believers in the Palestinian strip.
Jesus’ Baptism Site Is a Minefield to Navigate. Literally.
Tourism expected to surge as 1,500 landmines are removed from Jordan River’s shore, with remaining 5,000 hopefully gone by next Christmas.
Egypt Approves 168 More Churches
With around 500 out of 3,700 Christian applications approved since 2016 law, is government’s progress on legalizing worship sites slow or steady?
The Cost of Religious Freedom Subscriber access only
When advocacy for persecuted Christians harms their fellow believers.
Bearing False Witness
Arab theologians advise Americans not to fear Islam’s alleged “permission to lie.”
Will Trump Sanctions Help Andrew Brunson More Than They Hurt Turkish Christians?
Religious freedom advocates consider if the need of the one outweighs the needs of the many.
Evangelical Ethiopian Helps End Orthodox Schism
Africa’s youngest head of state heals the wounds of one of its oldest churches.
Under the Law: Israeli Christians Worry About Secondary Status in Jewish Nation-State
Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews cautious as region’s only democracy makes its identity politics official.
What Jordan’s Evangelicals Think of Templeton Winner King Abdullah’s Interfaith Acclaim
The ruler was awarded the prestigious $1.4 million prize for modeling Islamic tolerance internationally. Here’s how Protestants in his home country gauge his leadership.
Mideast Christians See Russia—not the US—as Defender of Their Faith Subscriber access only
Perplexed by America on Syria, Russian evangelicals and Middle East Christians debate if Moscow really cares.
Christ at the Checkpoint in the Age of Trump
As Christian Zionism influences US policy in Israel, Palestinian evangelicals seek greater acceptance from the American church.
In Shadow of Death, Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews Relapse on Reconciling
The body of Christ is breaking in Israel amid Jerusalem embassy move and Gaza border violence.
Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox Christians Subscriber access only
Efforts to unite Christianity’s branches bear fruit.
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted Christians Subscriber access only
“Watu Wote” shows the power and limits of African and Arab films to probe interfaith relations.
Holy Sepulchre Will Reopen After Jerusalem Suspends Church Tax Grab
Leader of Christian-Jewish reconciliation ministry explains the standoff.
Is ISIS Really Muslim? Subscriber access only
Christians can learn from Egyptian debate over terrorism and true Islam.
Does 1 Huge New Church in Egypt Make Up for Troubles with 24 Small Ones?
Government says worship in hundreds of unregistered churches is allowed. Will neighbors agree?
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