Pew Research Center reported 61 percent of the public said science doesn’t conflict with their religious beliefs.
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 »
What was once a celebration for the fall harvest and the coming winter season has become a pop culture phenomenon. Read more »
With new religious movies steamrolling to theaters in the near future, religious experts are saying religion in the movies is a form of education and a new medium. Read more »
The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as contraception, divorce and gay couples. Read more »
In a country that is remarkable for both its religious diversity and devotion — a situation rife with potential volatility — one of America’s leading faith journalists is... Read more »
Large Christian congregations in Utah, like other Christian congregations around the United States, wrestle with the decision to grow as one large church or to divide into smaller, more localized... Read more »
There’s an old saying, “When Jesus goes East, his name is Buddha. When Buddha comes West, his name is Jesus.” Read more »
They entered the Sistine Chapel in tuxedoes and gowns, the clacking of high heels on marble competing with the Latin chants of a choir filling the frescoed hall. Read more »
After a string of rulings nationwide in favor of employees who complained their workplace was unfriendly toward religion, a federal judge in Nebraska has come down in favor of an employer. Read more »
Egypt's government announced Thursday it once again shortened a nighttime curfew put in place more than two months ago in much of the country over the unrest that followed the ouster of the... Read more »
Pope Francis expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday pending the outcome of a church inquiry into his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex. Read more »
Local pastors face new challenges in growing their churches during the 21st century, as a new generation increasingly moves away from conventional religious structures. Read more »
An uncommonly devout homemaker who spent the end of her life quietly in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Boulder Creek, Cora Evans was content not to be the center of attention. Read more »
Deseret News reporters sat down to discuss the topics of the American family, religious leaders and the government shutdown, and "Linsanity." Read more »
When Erin, a 10-year-old-girl from Memphis, Tenn., wrote about God as her idol for an in-class assignment last week, her teacher told her that was not acceptable because “it has something to... Read more »
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his government's promotion of conservative values, chiding the West for treating "good and evil" equally. Read more »
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 »
As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the site traditionally... Read more »
Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can... Read more »
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Roman Catholic church's new leader has changed the perception of the church in an extraordinary way in a short... Read more »
A Salt Lake City Methodist church launched a social media campaign over the weekend to raise money for a collection of 3,300 pipes. The effort has nothing to do with plumbing. It's all about music. Read more »
European inspectors gave the Vatican a mixed report card Thursday in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing: While they praised the speedy... Read more »
South Africans flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of... 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 »
On Dec. 3, I turned 65. It’s one of those ages that call for reflection. Read more »
The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the... Read more »
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