(RNS) Maybe it’s good that commerce has declared its independence from religion and decorum. That clears the way for faith to have its parallel season — not in competition with commerce, but as the deeper reality that commerce can never attain.
Articles tagged “Christmas”
RABAT, Morocco (RNS) Like Sephardic Jews, Muslims were an integral part of Spain’s society before being painfully uprooted by Christian rulers. Many were forced to convert. A large number perished at sea.
(RNS) The report shows that on average in 2012, 800,000 adults, or 2 percent of the adult population, attended church on Sunday. That’s down from 1.6 million Sunday worshippers in 1968.
(RNS) These days, a growing number of Muslims celebrate Christmas, or at least partake in some ways, even if they don’t decorate their homes with trees and a light show. Indeed, many Muslim families have created their own unique Christmas traditions.
How do contemporary Christians understand Christmas as a season of peace in today’s often chaotic world?
(RNS) Television pundits, conservative politicians and talk-radio loudmouths who believe there is a “War on Christmas” should look around, withdraw their troops and quit screaming. Because if there is a war on Christmas, Christmas has won.
(RNS) Most Americans believe Jesus was born of a virgin, and nearly one in three also pretend Santa will visit their house on Christmas Eve, according to a new survey of Christmas season beliefs and activities.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A growing number of Americans greet Christmas with a “Happy Holidays” spirit rather than a religious one, but joy and and generosity still abound, a new survey finds.