Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18. This is the first time the day has been celebrated since the South Africa's anti-apartheid icon's death last year. Friday would have been Mandela's 96th birthday.
Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is on April 20, 2014. Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, and rose from the dead after three days. Before the celebration of resurrection on Easter, Christians remember the sacrifice and love of Jesus on the cross.
With Easter around the corner, it is the perfect time to bring people to know about the love of Christ. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is encouraging churches, colleges and individuals to share Billy Graham's last message 'The Cross' with friends and family this week.
Saddleback Church will host a one-day conference Friday, March 28 at the Lake Forest campus to support those living with mental illnesses, and to equip church leaders to provide those afflicted with effective and compassionate care.
The opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Russia. With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony.
The world welcomed 2014 with a series of spectacular firework displays to celebrate the New Year. Europe joined in the party with a giant salvo in London, after Dubai attempted to break the world record for the largest fireworks show ever.
With Madiba's passing and the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" release date coincidentally occuring in such short time intervals, the film adapted from his 1994 autobiography has become not just a documentary, but a timely tribute to the first black president and anti-apartheid icon of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, has died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. His death was announced by President Jacob Zuma.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has typically represented the start of the holiday shopping seasons. Over the past few years, more stores open their doors a day early to compete for the holiday sales. Major retailers, including Target and Toys R Us, slowly have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night.