Kerry made a strong appeal for the importance of religious freedom during a three-minute speech.
Many of today's national conversations about religion center around the increasing number of young adults who say they do not belong to a faith. However, alongside the rise of the "nones" (a term... Read more »
Muslim advocacy groups have focused their efforts on fighting Islamaphobia. But some are saying leaders should turn more attention internally to eradicating a strain of extremism that exploits the... Read more »
Pope Francis toured St. Peter's Square to greet tens of thousands of people attending a rally of prayer, music and speeches Saturday, and he embraced the brother of a Pakistani politician who was... Read more »
The pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions to fourth-graders. A team of Islamist lawyers with long beards sang... Read more »
Last month, the Community of Christ’s USA National Conference made the recommendation to allow the sacrament of marriage available to same-sex couples, as well as ordination to the church's... Read more »
Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months. The major spike in sectarian bloodshed... Read more »
A recent study shows that the frequency, understanding and expectations of prayer evolve and mature not just between youth and old age, but also during the later years of life. Read more »
King Henry VIII of England is notorious for his many wives and for the horrible fates some of them met. But his historical impact, and the damage he did, transcends his colorful marital history. Read more »
Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office”, spoke in Washington, D.C., last week to raise awareness of injustices toward fellow members of his Baha'i faith. Read more »
The cyclone was only a day or two away, churning through the Indian Ocean and carrying with it winds and rains that authorities warned could quickly turn deadly. Read more »
Religious messages come through different mediums, and they are gaining greater traction in the social media arena. Read more »
Orthodox Christians visiting the Holy Land often return home with more than just spiritual memories. Many drop by a centuries-old tattoo parlor in Jerusalem's Old City, inking themselves with a... Read more »
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Less violence than usual and expected glitches in voting machines marked Monday's congressional and local elections in the Philippines, which will gauge popular support for the president's... Read more »
A sharp rise in attacks on Sunni holy sites in Iraq is feeding fears that the country could spiral into a new round of sectarian violence similar to the bloodletting that brought Iraq to its knees... Read more »
A Texas judge has ruled that Kountze High School cheerleaders aren't violating the Constitution by displaying banners with biblical verses at football games. Read more »
I was motoring down the freeway through California’s high desert when, from the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a tiny cross in the wasteland, attached to a steeple. The church looked like a... Read more »
Defending the Faith: Line upon line, the Lord has gradually expanded our vision of his work — and ours
From biblical times into our own, God has gently, and by degrees, led his people to understand more fully his own universal love and concern, and to put it into meaningful practice. Read more »
A U.S. Army sergeant whose family name led other soldiers mistakenly assume she is a Muslim says she was the target of taunts and discrimination for years. Read more »
Pope Francis has told nuns from around the world that they must be spiritual mothers and not "old maids." Read more »
In the wake of the terrible terrorist bombing in Boston, there has been a great deal of discussion in the news about Islamic extremism; much of it is unfortunately ill-informed. Read more »
Phillip Patterson went further than just merely reading the entire Bible. He has written by hand every word. It took the retired interior designer four years to copy some 788,000 words. The... Read more »
Vice President Joe Biden urged religious leaders Monday to continue pressing Congress to pass gun control legislation and to explain the issue in moral terms to their congregations. Read more »
Through the salty tears of a dying woman, Carol stood spiritually and emotionally bare before the worshippers and asked, “Will a family please adopt my son?” Read more »
The Rev. Father Elias Koucos, rector of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, is the new chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable for 2013-14. Read more »
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