An American-Iranian pastor imprisoned in Tehran since September may face hanging because of his Christian faith.
After Hindu nationalists in Maharashtra state attacked Christians two weeks ago because they refused to honor a tribal deity – violence that led many to flee their homes – the extremists yesterday assaulted remaining Christians as they met for worship, sources said.
Americans' acceptance of gays and lesbians is continuing to grow, with a new poll showing that just over a third of Americans view homosexuality as a sin, down from 44 percent a year earlier.
About 340,000 people converged on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest a proposed gay marriage law.
British researchers say people who say they are "spiritual but not religious" are more likely to have a wide range of physical and psychological problems.
Although it may sound like a contradiction in terms, Stanford University has appointed an atheist "chaplain" to serve its non-believing students.
A new study finds that the more money that parents provide for higher education, the lower the grades their children earn.
According to a recent survey of younger social media users, Tumblr was the most popular network, beating out not only Facebook, but also its newly acquired image-sharing site, Instagram.
The controversy surrounding Pastor Louie Giglio's invitation to pray at President Obama's second inaugural sounds a familiar refrain in the ongoing and escalating debate about the expression of orthodox Christian faith in public life.
As people are exposed to more dishonesty around them, and if it seems "everyone" is doing it, then cheating becomes even more pervasive and socially acceptable.
As the United States approaches Roe v. Wade’s 40th anniversary, pro-life advocates have gained ground in restricting the number of abortions taking place every year. In 2012, 43 pro-life provisions went into effect in 19 states, the second highest number after states enacted 92 pro-life laws in 2011.
Condoms have been distributed at some Philadelphia high schools for years, but now they're available in more schools as a result of a partnership between the city and the school district.
- January 13, 2013 |
Have the Ten Commandments outlived their shelf life? Some folks seem to think so.
- January 12, 2013 |
The Christian-owned arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby may have bought itself a few extra months as it battles against the Obamacare mandate to provide emergency contraceptive coverage.
Europe's highest court next week will hand down rulings in the cases of four British Christians who claim to have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.
The gun control debate through the eyes of science, Scripture, and the Constitution
Social movements can be powerful forces for change in a community. They pull like-minded people together and channel a group’s energies toward a common purpose. You’d think the most important person to getting a movement underway would be the leader, but not necessarily.
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The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1990s in which he denounced the gay rights movement and advocated efforts to turn gays straight.
The federal government has agreed to pay $2.4 million to dozens of gay troops who were discharged and denied full separation pay under the pre-2011 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
- January 10, 2013 |