Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began on Wednesday (Sept. 24) at sundown; as Jews observe the religious holiday, the ceasefire that was established between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding.
An Alabama toddler drowned in a church's baptismal tank on Monday.
Just hearing the two words, “religion” and “politics,” and the blood pressure rises, doesn’t it? All the more reason to be surprised by a recent Pew Research Center study finding that an increasing number of people actually wish there was more religion in politics. Research points to a “growing appetite” for such things as church-endorsed candidates and other church-state intersections.
Beyond being one, holy, catholic and apostolic, local churches were entities that had definition and form, structure and purpose. They were not simply doing "community" in the broadest of senses, much less simply pursuing ministry.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to head a national branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, announced that she will not seek a second nine-year term in office.
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson said in a recent interview that he will likely campaign for presidency in the 2016 election.
Combing through nearly a century of research, a recent study has determined that girls perform better than boys in all school subjects. But a lingering question remains. Why?
An Oklahoma judge ruled that a Ten Commandments display at the state’s capitol building is constitutional and can stay at the public location.
The Ebola outbreak could infect between 550,000 and 1.4 million people by January if it is not contained, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.
Over 100 people were arrested on Sunday (Sept. 21) in a house church raid in China’s Guangdong Province.
Students gathered at school flagpoles around the world this morning to pray for their schools, governments, and leaders as part of the annual See You at the Pole event.
Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker convicted of using straw donors to fund Wendy Long’s political campaign, has avoided a prison sentence.
A new Pew Research poll reveals Americans are split on business owners being required to provide services to homosexual couples.
More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, led by author and speaker Tim Keller, has partnered with a Mississippi-based school to form a seminary campus in New York City in 2015.
The University of Tennessee will continue its longstanding tradition of praying before football games, despite pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to stop the practice.
Israel reportedly shot down a Syrian warplane after it flew into the Golan Heights airspace.
A new study finds kids who are regularly bullied by siblings in early adolescence increases the likelihood of depression and self-harm in young adulthood.
American airstrikes have killed several members of the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate that officials say is a more direct threat to the United States than ISIS.
The United States and other global coalition nations executed a series of 14 airstrikes in Syria on Monday night.