The pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam
Most Muslims around the world would prefer living in a democracy that upholds religioius freedom, according to surveys conducted after the Arab Spring that also found many Muslims want their... Read more »
How am I deepening and enriching my relationship with God through prayer in the middle-of-life journey toward him? What am I learning, leaning toward cultivating? How will it matter? Reflections on... Read more »
New reality TV show “Preachers’ Daughters” chronicles the quest of three teenage girls to “stay pure” until marriage. Read more »
A new pope from Latin America known for ministering to the poor in his country's slums is raising the hopes of advocates of liberation theology, whose leftist social activism had alarmed previous... Read more »
Padre Pio Academy in Hackensack, N.J., will close its doors this year, following Assumption Academy in Emerson, N.J., which was shuttered in 2012. The Archdiocese of New York alone plans to close... Read more »
The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting. Read more »
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn launched a new ad campaign in which it classifies Jesus Christ as "The Original Hipster." Read more »
An alleged romance between an Egyptian Muslim college student and a Coptic Christian man heightened sectarian tension on Friday in a small rural Egyptian town where police fired tear gas to... Read more »
Blue Sunday: Hundreds of churches will pray for the safety of children, rescuers and an end to abuse Sunday
The Rev. Aaron Graham will lead his church in prayer Sunday on behalf of children in harm's way and their rescuers. It's Blue Sunday, when hundreds of churches nationwide pray for an end to child... Read more »
Today's means of communication and travel help church leaders, but their ancient equivalents made the task of church leadership virtually impossible. Read more »
Years ago I sent John Updike, called "The Mozart of American Letters" by one critic, a novel for him to sign. I got a delightful keepsake for my efforts. Read more »
A couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another son has died. Read more »
A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her. Read more »
As news reports explore the Islamic faith of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and its possible connections to the Boston Marathon bombings, commentators and religious leaders are divided on the... Read more »
She uses a wheelchair and carries the weight of her 87 years, but Clelia Luro feels powerful enough to make the Roman Catholic Church pay attention to her campaign to end priestly celibacy. Read more »
In anticipation of Earth Day, religious and environmental leaders gathered at the University of Utah Law School's 18th Stegner Symposium to discuss environmental theology and the ways religion is... Read more »
The death of a newsman drew some unlikely praise from those whom he mentored. McCandlish Phillips was not just a top-tier journalist, but also a religious man who left The New York Times at the top... Read more »
Hundreds of evangelical pastors gathered in Washington to pray and lobby for immigration reform Wednesday. Their actions come on the heels of a new poll indicating that evangelicals, at large, are... Read more »
Iraq carried out its first election since the U.S. military withdrawal without major bloodshed Saturday in a major test for Iraqi security forces as they face a reviving al-Qaida insurgency. But... Read more »
Reading scriptural texts, whether our own or from elsewhere, merely as literature strips them of precisely what causes people to regard them as scripture. They are, in the eyes and hearts of believers, far more than mere poetry or... Read more »
An artillery shell slammed into a pickup truck, killing nine members of a family during fierce fighting on Friday in Syria as U.S. officials said the Obama administration is poised to send millions more in non-lethal military aid to... Read more »
Boston ranks among the least religious cities in the country, according to Gallup. In the wake of Monday's fatal marathon bombings, Boston has experienced a show of faith that has been chronicled... Read more »
A sampling of the public comments submitted on the Obama administration's latest proposal to mandate birth control at no cost through employer heath care plans indicates no one likes the... Read more »
Twenty-four-year-old Preeya Prakash is difficult to define. She is an Indian, an American, a Utahn and a Hindu. She credits her parents with helping her figure out how to balance all of those... Read more »
In a cave here high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the... Read more »
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