Local Christian congregations meet together in celebration of Jesus Christ.
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The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler signed the death warrants of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world's fastest growing Jewish community. Read more »
Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he... Read more »
Jewish members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Thursday night in Salt Lake City to celebrate Jewish and LDS cultures, asserting their religion is in linear descent from Old... Read more »
William McLellin left the LDS Church an embittered man in 1838. But he maintained his faith in the Book of Mormon for the remaining 45 years of his life — partly as a result of his confidence... Read more »
The fatal flaw of the “Noah” movie is that its director, who doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t understand him, either. Read more »
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich recently had an exclusive Q&A with CNET where he spoke about religious rights and politics. Read more »
Pope Francis stressed the importance of marriage between a man and a woman at his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. Read more »
The independent Christian-based film "God's Not Dead" is opening across the country in hundreds of new theaters. Read more »
Whether it's Catholic clergy on both sides of the Atlantic or an evangelical preacher building a gated manse in North Carolina, pastoral housing is getting closer scrutiny, with some clerics... Read more »
While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media... Read more »
Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to... Read more »
Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S-Mexico border Tuesday to raise... Read more »
A small upstate New York town council's predilection for praying "in Jesus' name" at meetings may be approved, or stricken, by the Supreme Court of the United States in a ruling this week. Read more »
A town board in upstate New York moved efficiently through its March meeting agenda: roll call, the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of prayer. Read more »
The grand mufti and his council in Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa against "The 99," a Muslim superhero comic. Read more »
President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president's audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, with Obama stressing their common ground on poverty and... Read more »
President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the... Read more »
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Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of... Read more »
Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no... Read more »
Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and... Read more »
Brother James Michael Dowd is visiting from the Episcopal Holy Cross Ministry in New York. He is teaching people how to apply lessons from the monastery in their own lives. Read more »
The White House announced in January that Obama would meet Francis during a European trip. Both the President and Michelle Obama will be there, as well as National Security adviser Susan Rice and... Read more »
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Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter this Sunday, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Here's... Read more »
On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. Read more »
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so... Read more »
Local Christian congregations meet together in celebration of Jesus Christ. Read more »
Muslims who are involved in this year’s Boston Marathon, as runners, physicians or volunteers, say they want to participate as Bostonians and athletes. Read more »
The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual... Read more »
President Barack Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in... Read more »
Plenty of movies will ask an audience to question its faith; "Heaven is for Real" allows the faithful to examine their beliefs from a position of confidence. Read more »
Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Read more »
On Wednesday, April 16, more than 3 million viewers tuned into the latest episode of “The Voice of Italy” to see the young nun perform Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to... Read more »
Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual... Read more »
The number of religious-based films seems uncharacteristically high in 2014, but the films are finding an audience and making a solid financial return. Read more »
The Mustang, Okla., school board voted to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green, clearing the way for the Hobby Lobby president to enter another charged arena at the borderline of church... Read more »
Is the pope a dissenter? Or are others being legalistic? What does the foot washing ritual represent, anyway? Read more »
Supporters of an education tax credit program that offers scholarships to private and religious schools in New Hampshire packed the Supreme Court chambers for arguments on the constitutionality of... Read more »
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others... Read more »
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