Pope Francis heads to Armenia's genocide memorial for a prayer service.
Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox hosts and a visit to Armenia's closed border with Turkey amid new... Read more »
For the last month, fliers about the United Kingdom’s referendum on the European Union have come through my door with statements like: “The EU costs us at least £350 million a... Read more »
The United States is not a Christian country anymore.That’s according to 59 percent of white evangelical Protestants recently surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership... Read more »
A first edition of The Book of Mormon printed in the upstate New York town linked to Joseph Smith's establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sold at auction for more... Read more »
C.S. Lewis saw the Gospels as presenting us with a stark choice regarding Jesus: lunatic, liar or Lord. But are the four New Testament Gospels sober enough accounts to justify his claim? Read more »
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet told a sold-out crowd Tuesday at the University of Utah's Huntsman Center that he is skeptical that peace can be achieved through prayer. Read more »
When police showed up at Lee Kaplan's home in the Philadelphia suburbs last week, they found a dozen girls living there, the eldest of whom was an 18-year-old who authorities say had been "gifted"... Read more »
Stop being judgmental hypocrites and take a look at yourself in the mirror — without covering up your wrinkles — Pope Francis advised Catholics in a sermon that reprised one of his... Read more »
Some 300 people, many of them members of Utah's Tibetan community, welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on Monday afternoon waiting outside the Grand America Hotel in near-100 degree... Read more »
The leaders of the world's Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a... Read more »
On Friday evening, about 60 people gathered together for an traditional Muslim meal. The host family hopes that through events like this, people will learn to understand each other better. Read more »
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network... Read more »
When Pope Francis canonized California’s Junipero Serra last year, making him an official Catholic saint, the pope called the man “one of the Founding Fathers of the United... Read more »
The U.S. battle against the Islamic State has not yet curbed the group's global reach and as pressure mounts on the extremists in Iraq and Syria, they are expected to plot more attacks on the West... Read more »
Hindu practices, if examined with care, can shed interesting light on long-dead practices described in the Hebrew Bible. Read more »
It's part fun and games and part instruction, but the underlying goal of vacation Bible schools in Utah, is sharing the story of Jesus. This summer's offerings range the gamut of waterslides,... Read more »
The prospect of choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for president is driving Veronica Mahaffy straight to prayer. Read more »
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Friday pulled out of a meeting due later this month that is meant to bring together leaders of all the world's Orthodox churches for the first time in more than a... Read more »
Thousands of fans, dignitaries and faithful from across the globe filled a Kentucky arena Thursday to honor Muhammad Ali at a traditional Muslim prayer service where he was remembered as a global... Read more »
Members of the Catholic church in Guam are reacting with devastation to the accusations that Archbishop Anthony Apuron sexually abused young boys decades ago, but they're saying they're still... Read more »
Social media sites are a challenging new frontier for faith communities. It's hard to become as popular as Pope Francis. Read more »
Many of the best leaders are homegrown, and their greatest influence may be on those at the dinner table or down the street. Read more »
On and on the Bible goes, offering story after story about fathers with shortcomings and failings. It’s comforting, really. Read more »
The Buddhist leader said Tuesday that there are too many refugees in Europe and urged leaders to focus on solving the crises in their homelands. Read more »
American and Israeli Jewish leaders said they are frustrated the Israeli government appears to be backtracking from its groundbreaking commitment to create a government-funded egalitarian prayer... Read more »
National Review columnist David French is being pushed for a third-party run by #NeverTrump conservatives. Read more »
Pastors Frederick Haynes and George Mason both lead Baptist churches in Dallas, but they had never met until the not-guilty verdict in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin brought them together... Read more »
Two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line are vigorously opposing a bid to disband their shared police department as a way to remedy religious-based discrimination against nonbelievers, saying... Read more »
Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Read more »
Pope Francis is already a celebrity and an Internet sensation in his own right, so it was perhaps no surprise that he had words of wisdom for some of YouTube’s top stars in a meeting over the... Read more »
For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful... Read more »
U.S. adults are more likely to turn to family, professionals, prayer and their own research than religious leaders when they need help making a major decision. Read more »
A prominent Christian philosopher's most heartfelt book emerged from an experience that he never sought and would dearly love to have never had. Read more »
At the historic West Point Cemetery at the United States Military Academy, we remember and reflect upon the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation since its founding. Read more »
Will the bearded, the bonneted, the barn-building Amish vote for the clean-shaven, combed-over, casino-building Donald Trump? Read more »
A nearly 900-year-old synagogue recently held its first Sabbath service in decades in one of the diaspora’s farthest-flung places: the coastal Indian city of Cochin. Read more »
Donald Trump is moving quickly to rally the evangelical base of the Republican Party as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee pivots toward a general election contest where the conservative... Read more »
Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in a sign that a five-year suspension of important Catholic-Muslim ties was over. Read more »
Yes, life can be a challenge at times, but there are better ways to face life’s challenges than complaining about them. Read more »
Bethel Church is all about spiritual signs and wonders. It is, to me, in a way, part of the “new spirituality” being practiced by young people these days. It is religion without... Read more »
Research shows freedom of religion or belief contributes to better economic and business outcomes, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said Friday at the... Read more »
ing to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional... Read more »
Catholic sisters globally would be better-equipped to carry out their work if they could become deacons, the head of a global network of nuns has said, an important marker in the sharp debate over... Read more »
United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church’s mission agency to withdraw from a group founded to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.... Read more »
The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that it will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees, a policy that is almost unheard of in Catholic dioceses and one that reflects... Read more »
In an effort to stave off a schism in one of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations, United Methodist Church leaders are recommending a deferral of decisions on whether to accept LGBT... Read more »
What do the tango, Islam and conscientious objection have in common? They are just three of the references that Pope Francis made in his latest blockbuster interview. Read more »
The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain unity amid deep divisions over Scripture and sexuality, the presiding bishop of America’s second-largest Protestant denomination... Read more »
When Pope Francis suddenly agreed, during an off-the-cuff chat last week with nuns gathered in Rome, to explore the idea of ordaining women as deacons he touched off what has by now become a... Read more »
Vice President Joseph Biden stood at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 15) with a medal signifying American Catholicism’s highest honor slung on a blue... Read more »
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