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Easter

Nigeria: Survivors Kill Man for Ramming Car into Children at Easter Parade

Police in Nigeria are investigating a road rage incident that resulted in several deaths and injuries of children participating in an Easter Sunday parade after an angry driver allegedly plowed his car into the procession for blocking the road, several news outlets reported this week.

Nigeria Police Chief Mohammed Adamu.

Sri Lanka Mulls Burqa Ban as Easter Jihad Death Toll Rises to 321

Sri Lanka may be considering joining a growing number of governments in banning the burqa, an Islamic head covering that leaves no part of a woman’s body visible, local media reported Tuesday in the aftermath of the series of suspected jihadist bombings targeting Christians on Easter Sunday.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 20: A Turkish girl stands in a crowd of women wearing burqas during the Shia holy day Ashura February 20, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ashura is a Shia Muslim holy day, celebrated as the most important day of the longer Muharram festival. The Ashura festival commemorates …

Sri Lanka Identifies Radical Imam Suspected of Masterminding Easter Bombings

No individual or group has made a formal claim of responsibility as of Monday morning for the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people at the latest count, but the Sri Lankan government considers a radical Islamist group called National Towheeth Jamath (NTJ) and its leader, imam Moulvi Zahran Hashim, the prime suspects.

Moulvi Zahran Hashim or Moulavi Zahran Hashim was a radical islamist Imam and preacher who was identified as the suicide bomber at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo during the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter Bombings.

Church of England Vicar Likens Disruptive Climate Protestors to Jesus

An eco-activist has praised a Church of England clergyman for playing a major role in bringing Waterloo Bridge in London to a standstill during this week’s illegal protests by Extinction Rebellion, with the vicar going on to liken the protestors to Jesus Christ.

British police officers carry an activist as they remove them from Waterloo Bridge on the second day of an environmental protest by the Extinction Rebellion group, in London on April 16, 2019. - Environmental protesters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group started a programme of demonstrations designed to block five …

International Space Station Gets Special Delivery for Easter

A spacecraft launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last week has reached in the International Space Station with special supplies just in time for Easter weekend.

AP Photo

Christians Celebrate Easter: Risen from the Dead to Indestructible Life

Hundreds of millions of faithful Christians across the globe are celebrating Easter, the anniversary of the event Christians believe in that – if true – marks a singular status for the person for whom they are named. They say Jesus Christ was bodily resurrected from the grave days after he was publicly executed, and that his rose from the grave to an eternal and indestructible life.

Indian Catholics walk with posters during an Easter procession in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Jewish Leaders Condemn Sri Lanka Bombings

Israeli and Jewish leaders leaders condemned the series of deadly bombings which killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka Sunday morning.

A member of the Sri Lankan security forces stands next to a broken Virgin Mary statue at St. Anthony's Shrine following a bomb attack in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - The toll in a series of eight blasts in Sri Lanka on April 21 has risen to …