Hearings to consider the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the position of Supreme Court justice will begin on July 13, the chairman of the senate judiciary committee, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), announced Tuesday.
Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrated the Pentecost on Sunday, one week after their Western counterparts had.
A clash of civilizations between the West and Islam is not inevitable, asserts the head of the U.S. Catholic community's official international humanitarian agency.
The election of the Indian Parliament's new speaker is great cause for celebration, according to the head of a prominent Asian missions group.
The largest networks of Catholic development and relief agencies in the world say key UN talks on climate change will fail the poor unless they provide the tools to deal with the "dire consequences" of climate change.
More than 850 people gathered Saturday to pay their last respects to late-term abortion provider George Tiller, who was gunned down last Sunday in the foyer of his own church.
The head of the worldwide Anglican Communion has issued an appeal to churches to pray and act for the environment ahead of key UN talks on climate change later this year.
Public school officials who had barred Christian clubs from meeting at a high school in Florida have reversed their decision, noting that their actions were unnecessary and unconstitutional, according to the legal group behind the latest move.
Two public high schools in Wisconsin can hold their graduation ceremony in a church auditorium this weekend as planned after a federal judge denied a motion for a preliminary injunction.
The Day of Pentecost was marked by Christians around the world Sunday except for those who will be celebrating the date this coming Sunday.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in the process of sorting and reviewing thousands of comments it received regarding its new guidelines on stem cell research.
The controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., marked its second anniversary this past week with slightly lower numbers than its first year but with much excitement.
Physician-geneticist Francis S. Collins, who successfully led efforts to map the human genetic code, is the top choice for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s next director, according to a source familiar with the selection process.
Most Americans know at least one person who has had an abortion, and most of them say the person's experience was a generally negative one, according to a new poll.
A pastor and a prominent Christian ministry have been pulled into a murder case due to their ties with the alleged killer. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Christopher Coleman who has been charged with the first-degree murders of his wife and two sons.
June will be the last month that the Christian Children's Fund will be calling itself by its present name.
Formerly imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi will be heading home soon after spending a few days in the nation's capital.
As Eritrea marks its 18th Independence Day this Sunday, followers of Christ around the world will be lifting up prayers on behalf of the persecuted believers in the east African nation.
PBS's board of directors will be voting next month on whether to strip affiliation from any station that carries content that is not "nonsectarian."
Calls for an end to the "senseless slaughter" of pigs in Egypt have increased after two graphic video clips were posted in YouTube showing scores of pigs being culled and brutally maimed.
A settlement has been reached between Mel Gibson and a screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ."
Followers of Christ are being called to pray throughout this week for the needs of the children, workers and families of the foster care system.
Anti-abortion students at the University of Notre Dame held an all-night prayer vigil to protest the school's decision to invite President Obama to deliver Sunday's commencement address.
A Christian college in Massachusetts heralded in a new mascot this week in response to the changing connotation of its previous mascot.
Switchfoot frontman John Foreman is going on a three-day water-only fast to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis currently taking place in Sudan's Darfur region.