The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report.
You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »
A city that isn't even mentioned in the Bible may have been a key part of the earthly upbringing of Jesus and might help us to understand some of the expressions that he used in his teaching. Read more »
Though different religions have different conventions when it comes to prayer, the reasons for praying are strikingly similar. In interviews with local church leaders, most cited strengthening... Read more »
More than half of Americans believe employers should accommodate workers who want to keep a Sabbath. Read more »
Sunday mornings at Baptist churches fall right into Hillary Clinton's comfort zone. Read more »
As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feel he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company. Read more »
The ritual Passover meal requires each participant to eat matzo, drink four cups of wine and — in many Jewish households — end the feast with some really questionable candy. Read more »
Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the Treasury Department is expected to announce Wednesday. Read more »
Buildings that once housed faith communities are being sold and torn down. Read more »
VATICAN CITY — In the end, Bernie Sanders got something almost as good as a picture with Pope Francis: blanket international news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in... Read more »
A federal court has ruled that the Flying Spaghetti Monster, referred to as “His Flying Noodliness” by fans and followers, is not, alas, the object of a real religion. Read more »
A 12-year-old Palestinian girl who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement will be released early, Israel's prison service said Monday, capping a... Read more »
The South American country of Uruguay has a long tradition of secularism, to the point that a popular president in the early 1900s insisted on writing the word "God" with a lowercase "g'' whenever... Read more »
As the United States thaws its frosty attitude toward Cuba, some unforeseen consequences will surely surface. For one, normalization of relations with Cuba may mean normalization of Santeria, the... Read more »
Be our celebrations large or small, it’s good to take time to remember, reflect and rejoice. Read more »
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Salt Lake County, Sandy City and private donors have formed a unique partnership to guide, nuture homeless young men ages 18-21 through the Salt Lake County Youth... Read more »
In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky... Read more »
"Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love," is a new letter from Pope Francis on what people must do to support successful family life. Read more »
the world, Catholics reacted Friday to a sweeping document in which Pope Francis said they must be guided by their own informed consciences and not rely exclusively on church doctrine to negotiate... Read more »
Merle Haggard rejected his mother's faith at a young age, but turned to God in his old age. Read more »
It's the 50-year anniversary of Time magazine's provocative 'Is God Dead?' cover, but for most Americans, the answer is still no. Read more »
Pope Francis blessed the eyes of an American girl who suffers from a genetic condition that will make her blind, in a visit to the Vatican described as a “miracle” by her father. Read more »
Six years ago, Christian author and apologist Josh McDowell said he noticed “something’s wrong” with the young people he talks to — their attitudes toward authority, the way... Read more »
NASHVILLE — Tennessee is poised to make history as the first state in the nation to recognize the Holy Bible as its official book. Read more »
Can archaeology locate the site of Jesus Christ's burial and resurrection? There are two principal candidates for the designation. Which, if either of them, is right? Read more »
The Rev. Franklin Graham came to Utah on Tuesday to "run a campaign for God. I want to put God back in the discussion," the evangelist told 1,500 people at the state Capitol for a prayer rally that... Read more »
In an emotional televised address, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Monday to hunt down and defeat the militants who have been carrying out attacks like the Easter bombing that targeted Christians... Read more »
President Barack Obama and his family are attending Easter service at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, which traces its origins to when Thomas Jefferson was president. Read more »
Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of "blind" terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing... Read more »
In the Procession of the Cross on Friday, worshippers participated in songs, prayer and scriptural readings at churches throughout downtown. In between the stops, volunteers took turns carrying a... Read more »
As mainstream media outlets like the Boston Globe or the Huffington Post cut back in-house religion coverage and religious publications get squeezed, the public stands to lose with it a deeper... Read more »
When I get confused about evangelical Christianity, I make one call, that’s all. I call Brad Scheelke, owner of Oasis Christian Books in Logan. Brad and I are old “fencing... Read more »
Iran's Hassan Rouhani arrived Friday in Pakistan on a landmark visit, his first since becoming president, at a time when Saudi Arabia is courting Islamabad to increase participation in a new... Read more »
Two Navajo siblings sued the Mormon church, alleging they were sexually abused during their time in a now-defunct church program that placed them with foster families in Utah in the late 1970s and... Read more »
From advocating for health care reform at the Utah Legislature to providing a bag of food to someone living on the streets, Crossroads Urban Center has been helping and empowering disadvantaged... Read more »
Easter was fun, cheap and easy when my children were toddlers. But life with teenagers isn't always easy or cheap. Here are five ways to help involve tweens and teenagers in celebrating the meaning... Read more »
Here are some of the words associated with Holy Week and Easter that provide a glimpse into the events associated with the atonement of Jesus Christ, as well as into the history of Christianity... Read more »
Major faith groups, especially Evangelicals, are divided about supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid and that makes religious media outlets' jobs harder. Read more »
Daniel Arkell was leading a Bible study for a Christian group at Washburn University Law School in Kansas back in 2004 when the group's president reprimanded him for saying that people's eyes offer... Read more »
Anti-Semitism goes hand-in-hand with anti-Israel activities at U.S. colleges, according to a new report that one critic called a “crude rhetorical cudgel” against the so-called Boycott,... Read more »
Mother Teresa will be made a saint on Sept. 4. Read more »
Holy Week is around the corner. And, as Chaucer would say, “folks are longing for a pilgrimage.” Let me suggest one. If you’re going to be anywhere near Southern Colorado, visit... Read more »
Israel today grapples with profound existential questions of its national identity, including how Jewish the Jewish state can be. Read more »
Donald Trump won big on Super Tuesday — including states that are largely evangelical. Read more »
The pastor whose Seattle megachurch imploded two years ago now is accused of raising funds for overseas missionaries and spending it at home, among other allegations. Read more »
A series of essays in the semiofficial Vatican newspaper is urging the Catholic Church to allow women to preach from the pulpit at Mass, a role that has been reserved almost exclusively to the... Read more »
One of the highest-ranking Vatican officials is being compelled to testify in public starting Sunday about clerical sex abuse, an unusual demonstration of holding even the most senior Catholic... Read more »
The 1970s TV miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth” has received a Blu-ray upgrade this week, and several other vintage titles are on Blu-ray and DVD, some for the first time. Read more »
Ben Higgins, the 20th contestant of reality show "The Bachelor," takes his evangelical faith seriously. Why doesn't the show that may be helping him pick a wife do the same? Read more »
About three dozen people took a bus tour to visit three local churches — the Salvation Army, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church. The Feb.... Read more »
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