Days of torrential rain in southern India have left vast tracts of land devastated and displaced million of people, officials said Monday as the death toll from flooding rose to 222.
One of the world's leading emergency response agencies is saying that disaster risk reduction funding must be priority for the Philippines and that the recent series of disasters throughout Asia should be a wake-up call to the global community.
Among America's four largest faith groups, Jews are most likely to approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as president, according to the results of a new Gallup poll analysis.
Christian humanitarian agencies are calling on their donors and the general public for increased support as they respond to the rolling disasters that have ravaged parts of the Asia Pacific region.
The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Thursday the powerful earthquakes that struck Indonesia have killed at least 1,100 people, while a government official said at least 777 people have been found dead.
Americans are now more clearly in favor of the government promoting "traditional values" than against – a change from recent years, when the public's views were more divided.
Typhoon Ketsana roared into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people as it brought flooding and winds of up to 90 mph, disaster officials reported.
Massive flooding in the Philippines set off by a tropical storm over the weekend has left at least 140 dead and prompted quick action from Christian relief groups.
Around 3,000 people gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol on Friday for a Muslim prayer service that organizers had hoped would draw around 50,000.
Christian anti-poverty advocates had mixed feelings about this past week's G-20 summit but unanimously called upon leaders of the world's largest national economies to act on the promises they have made regarding hunger, health, and development.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a quick return to work Friday after being hospitalized overnight.
More than 40 Calif.-based groups are backing a new effort to strike out language in the state constitution that defines marriage between a man and a woman.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday night after having felt ill earlier in the day.
Leaders of the largest Hispanic Christian organization in the nation expressed their concern Monday over the anti-immigrant rhetoric within the current debate over health care reform.
More than 25 Christian, Jewish, and Islamic leaders from the United States will be gathering Tuesday as part of an effort to press leaders of the world's largest national economies to fulfill their promises to help people who have suffered from the global economic recession.
The head of the Anglican Communion said Sunday that the United States and the Iraqi government is obligated to protect the Iranian exiles living in a refugee camp in Iraq from violence and abuse.
Most Americans believe any government-subsidized health care plan should be prohibited from covering abortion procedures, according to the results of a new survey.
Nearly 60 groups are pressing the Obama administration to put an end to a Bush-era policy that allowed federally-funded faith-based groups to hire only fellow believers.
An outspoken cleric who became the Church of England's first non-white bishop emphasized the critical role that Christians play in society as he stepped down from his post following 15 years of service.
Wedgwood Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas, opened its worship center all day Tuesday for prayer, music, and video remembrances to mark the tenth anniversary of fatal shooting that had left seven people dead.
In a report released Monday, Florida investigators said they found no "credible" evidence that the father of a teen Christian-to-Muslim convert threatened to kill her.
A church in Louisville, Ky., ordained a registered sex offender Sunday despite protests from the some in the surrounding community.
Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, held special services Sunday to honor the victims of the fatal shooting that took place there nearly ten years ago during a special youth event.
President Obama wants health care reform legislation to explicitly prohibit abortion funding, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
An especially harsh drought is exacerbating already difficult conditions in Kenya, faith-based relief agencies warned this week.