Churches distance themselves from campaigns, but an increasing number of Americans want that to change.
When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance,... Read more »
The Forever Bible promises to remain intact, in spite of the wear and tear of everyday life. Read more »
The rise of Christian devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most interesting subjects in the history of religion generally. Read more »
KHAZER CAMP, Iraq — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and... Read more »
Thousands of members of a religious minority group under attack by Islamic extremists have fled across the border from Iraq to seek refuge with the Kurds of northeastern Syria, said two Kurdish officials and an activist on Saturday. Read more »
The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from... Read more »
Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter after their country’s deputy leader said women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their mobile phones so much. Read more »
Interfaith marriages are becoming more common, but often couples are not prepared for the challenges of blending their belief systems. Read more »
Religion, in my world, is never a premise to be believed, disproven, then discarded. Religion is what brings a tear to your eye or makes you feel as if you’ve sprouted wings. Religion is not... Read more »
When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of her biological clock was... Read more »
A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. Read more »
Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the... Read more »
Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Read more »
The Roman emperor Constantine the Great was baptized on his deathbed. But his influence on the doctrines, art, architecture, spread and practice of Christianity has been incalculable. Read more »
One man's successful Kickstarter campaign promises to turn reading the Bible into an engaging literary experience. Read more »
I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of... Read more »
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hopes to provide a temporary shelter in his state for immigrant children. Patrick said the offer was in part inspired by his personal faith. Read more »
A quote from Pope Francis in La Repubblica newspaper has created further drama in the Catholic Church around the already controversial issue of clergy sexual abuse. Read more »
In its new family drama, "The Leftovers," about life after a rapture-like event, HBO offers a look at how to do right in spite of unanswered questions. Read more »
"Unbroken" hero Louis Zamperini died this week at age 97. Famous for his time as a WWII prisoner of war and his track performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Zamperini's life story also includes... Read more »
The University of Dayton, Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Church (USA) are the latest faith-based groups to adjust their investments to reflect their faith. Read more »
The Church of England isn't immune to World Cup fever. Five official prayers have been released that address the competition, Brazil and England's team. Read more »
Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine on Sunday to pray for peace in a time when formal negotiations between the two countries have broken down. Is this the first of many such... Read more »
Interfaith marriages comprised 45 percent of U.S. marriages in the last decade. But the belief that "love will conquer all" often dissolves as children arrive and unanticipated life events cause... Read more »
A Gallup pollster predicts that religion will have a more prominent place in American society as a new generation of seniors hits retirement age in the next 20 years. His reasoning: history shows... Read more »
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