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  • Muslims outpacing Christians in births, Pew says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 07, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Muslims are so outpacing Christians in births that the two population groups will be nearly equal by 2060, with Christians holding only a slight majority, according to newly released Pew Research data.

    An increase in Muslim births compounded by an aging Christian population will put the Muslim share of the global population at 31 percent by 2060, just under the 32 percent for Christians, Pew said in its April 5 report. Read More

  • 48 Christians killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

    by Morning Star News/Nigeria Correspondent, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    GODOGODO, Nigeria (BP) -- Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 48 Christians and injured eight others in two separate attacks in northwestern Nigeria in October and September, area leaders said. Read More

  • Christmas in Bethlehem: An occasion to share Christ

    by Brian Andrews, posted Wednesday, December 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Justin Veneman
    BETHLEHEM, Israel (BP) -- Music pulses through Manger Square as Muslims and Christians chant in Arabic, counting down to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. They reach wahad (one), and the lights flash to life. The crowd cheers and whistles as green, gold and red fireworks explode above the tree. It’s Christmas Eve in Bethlehem.

    The night is filled with choral performances and speeches. Dec. 24 is a festive occasion in Bethlehem for Christians and Muslims who celebrate a shared cultural heritage. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Layman embraces African city's challenge

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- Dinner was a far cry from a Baptist church supper.

    On this night, six members from Valley Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark., squeezed into a modest home in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, of a Muslim family breaking their Ramadan fast. Read More

  • Policy violation may stir bylaw change, SWBTS trustees say

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (4 years ago)

    FORT WORTH -- An investigation prompted by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson's decision to admit a Muslim into the school's biblical archeology doctoral program is complete -- and could trigger a bylaw change to improve "accountability" and "flexibility in pursuing ministry opportunities" -- trustees said Oct. 22 in a statement. Read More