Christianity is a Dying Religion for Millennials in Europe

Summary: “The Continent was once the home of the majority of the world’s Christians, but today many people between the ages of 16 and 29 claim they have no religious affiliation. In general, a high percentage of young people throughout Europe never attend religious services, never pray and don’t identify with any religious group.”

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Digitally mined from: www.newsweek.com

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Is it Possible to ‘Safely’ Facebook Anymore?

Summary: “Should you delete Facebook? Or is there a way to use the “free” social media platform without allowing it to make money off your personal data?”

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Digitally mined from: www.euronews.com

 

Pope Francis: Tattoos could help connect priests with ‘culture of the young’

Summary: “The Pope says people should not fear tattoos as they can help build communities. 

Speaking during a meeting with young people at The Vatican, Pope Francis gave the example of Christian girls in Eritrea where a tattoo of a cross on their forehead were used as a symbol of beauty and religious faith.

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Digitally mined from: news.sky.com

 

Black churches host screenings of ‘Black Panther’

Summary:Xavier Cooper went straight from his shift as a cook at a fast-food restaurant to an early showing of the “Black Panther” movie — sponsored by his church

As his elders at Jonahville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Huntersville, N.C., had hoped, the film had a profound effect on the young man, a leader in the church’s youth group.”

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Digitally mined from: www.religionnews.com

 

No, Easter Isn’t Pagan, Either: A Very D-List Saints Holiday Sequel 

Summary: “After last year’s huge hit column regarding the origins of Christmas, there was no choice other than to write a follow-up that looks at how extremely un-pagan the origins of Easter are. The answer, of course is that they’re super extremely un-pagan. Like, not even a little bit pagan. Like, so un-pagan that you’ll wonder if pagans ever even exist by the time you get to the end of this.”

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Digitally mine from: www.christandpopculture.com

 

Iceland Turned to Christianity After Volcanic Eruption 1,000 Years Ago

Summary:Over 1,000 years ago, Iceland’s Eldgjá volcano erupted, sending 4.7 cubic miles of lava across huge swaths of land. But in addition to widespread climate changes after the eruption, the massive event appears to have pushed Iceland’s first settlers to drop their pagan beliefs and convert to Christianity, according to a new study published Monday…”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/wqnyyH

Digitally mine from: www.newsweek.com