Pew Research Center reported 61 percent of the public said science doesn’t conflict with their religious beliefs.
According to a survey by Global Language Monitor, Pope Francis is the Internet’s most talked about person of 2013. Read more »
A suicide attacker and twin bomb blast on Thursday targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said. Read more »
Pope Francis shunned a presidential guard escort for his first state visit to the Italian president Thursday in yet another breach of protocol and security, even though some people have expressed... Read more »
Defending individual conscience rights has often been divisive, whether involving military service, vaccinations, union dues or school curriculum. Today, same-sex marriage is the battleground for... Read more »
European soccer clubs with religious ties are sparking a debate across the pond about religious tolerance. Read more »
Ultra-traditionalist Catholics have openly challenged Pope Francis by disrupting one of his favorite events, a ceremony that he and Jewish leaders led in the Metropolitan Cathedral each year to... Read more »
Pope Francis is leading an effort to aid the Philippines, which has recently gone into a state of national calamity following Typhoon Haiyan. Read more »
The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should... Read more »
In a makeshift mosque in a trailer in this sprawling camp for Syrian refugees, a preacher appeals to worshippers to join their countrymen in the fight to topple President Bashar Assad. In another... Read more »
Aden Batar, a Muslim, draws from his own history of escaping war-torn Somalia with his family as motivation for the life-changing work he does for Catholic Community Services on behalf of hundreds... Read more »
National Geographic's "Jerusalem" is a 3D format, giant-screen film showing at Thanksgiving Point's Mammoth Screen IMAX theater. The film takes an up-close-and-personal look at one of history's... Read more »
There are two ways of looking at flowers. You can see their differences or you can see their similarities. The Evangelical leaders who are speaking at BYU this year have the courage and kindness to... Read more »
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward... Read more »
A recent dispute about religious liberty between West Virginia University and a professor of its school of medicine has been resolved. Read more »
Myanmar's acclaimed move toward democracy is obscuring the desperate plight of homeless and stateless Rohingya Muslims forced to flee in a deadly outbreak of sectarian violence, according to a... Read more »
The Supreme Court is wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at the start of a New York town's council meetings. Read more »
A group of Catholic nuns who successfully redirected the route of a proposed pipeline off their land are joining other religious leaders who say their faith has prompted them to oppose the ongoing... Read more »
Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Read more »
In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war. Read more »
One of the most prolific theologians in the English-speaking world began his academic life as an atheistic chemist. In his very informed judgment, religious faith and rigorous science are entirely... Read more »
Religion is among the strong motivators for giving to charity, but there are many things that lead people to give of their time and money. Read more »
Twenty years ago, a woman was sexually assaulted in California. The attack resulted in a pregnancy that the woman refused to terminate. Two weeks ago, the beautiful result was named Auburn's 100th... Read more »
Ben Breedlove died three times in December 2011. The last time — on Christmas Day — he did not wake up. Read more »
A divided appeals court panel sided Friday with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law. Read more »
Not everyone can agree on social issues, even if they’re from the same church. Read more »
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While some faiths, like Universe people and followers of Universal Industrial Church of the New World Comforter, actually include extra terrestrials, aliens and distant planets, other believers. Read more »
The unique and central Christian claim is that God descended, fully and completely, to dwell among humanity, share mortal struggles and weaknesses, atone, die and rise again, paving the path for... Read more »
On Dec. 3, I turned 65. It’s one of those ages that call for reflection. Read more »
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the church has been for universal health care for almost a century, but it can't support Obamacare as long as it forces Catholics to violate their... Read more »
The NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name and mascot have been sources of controversy in recent months because of their reference to Native Americans, have found both a new opponent and... Read more »
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that... Read more »
Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the... Read more »
When finalists on NBC’s “The Voice” sang the traditional Christian hymn “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” last Tuesday, many listeners noticed they replaced... Read more »
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday published a list of 34 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, following months of criticism that church leaders... Read more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave Pope Francis a book about the Inquisition in Spain written by his late father, an expert on the Catholic Church's forced conversion and... Read more »
A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union's newest nation. Read more »
Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him on sex abuse in the clergy — a task that will involve looking at how to protect children from pedophiles, how to better screen men... Read more »
The operation was called Kindertransport — Children's Transport — and it was a passage from hell to freedom. Read more »
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