Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States will honor an agreement that former President Barack Obama had with Australia to take in up to 1,250 asylum seekers, adding, however, "that doesn't mean that we admire the agreement," which was described by President Donald Trump as a "dumb" deal.
Pope Francis has urged governments to free migrants and refugees from holding centers in European countries, which he compared with "concentration camps."
In part one of a message titled, "The Parable of Spiritual Growth," Pastor Greg Laurie of the Harvest Fellowship megachurch spoke about different kinds of hearers of God's Word, to help Christians and seekers negotiate their way to spiritual growth.
In response to a First Amendment lawsuit against it, Georgia Gwinnett College argues that it removed a Christian preacher from campus because his speech, though made in a "free speech zone," rose to the level of "fighting words."
In the first case brought to the Department of Justice under a federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation, three people have been arrested and charged with performing the procedure on girls between 6 and 8 years old in Michigan, according to reports.
This week's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées is likely to make security a key issue in the presidential election, the first round of which will be held Sunday, days after a written note defending the Islamic State was found lying next to the body of the gunman who shot dead a policeman. Voters had thus far been concerned mostly about the lack of economic growth in the country.
A week after bombings at Coptic churches that left at least 45 people dead, Egypt's Coptic Christians held Easter services amid tight security and threats of more terror attacks.
Amid speculations over whether Donald Trump will attend a church service on Easter, the president in his weekly address called America a "nation of believers" and said that the source of "our hope" is that "life always triumphs over death … with God's grace."
Hundreds of Muslim students dragged a journalism student out of his hostel room at a university campus in Pakistan and hacked him to death after he was accused of blasphemy due to a heated debate over religion with fellow Muslim students. The mob also beat his friend, who is also a journalism student.
A Christian couple in Canada has filed a lawsuit against Hamilton Children's Aid Society for removing two foster children from their home because they refused to lie to the girls that the Easter Bunny is real.
A Barna study released days before Easter, looking at how U.S. adults see and relate to the central figure of Christianity, shows that almost all Americans believe that Jesus Christ was a real person who actually lived, and that the majority of Americans have made a commitment to Him.
A Christian prayer meeting, which was being attended by over 150 people and 11 American tourists, was stopped by police after a Hindu nationalist group which was started by the new chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint alleging it was aimed at conversions to Christianity.
A church in Britain has started a text-a-prayer service, allowing members to at least send their prayers to the church's mobile phone if they are unable to attend services.
Palm Sunday celebrates the significance of Jesus' triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem before His crucifixion and resurrection.
Many Americans say they're "spiritual but not religious." A Barna study defines who they are, what their beliefs are, and how they live out their spirituality daily.
Police in Sweden have arrested a man thought be the suspected hijacker who crashed a beer delivery truck into several people on a busy street in central Stockholm killing four and injuring at least 15 others, according to reports.
Christians in Iraq will begin an 80-mile march on Palm Sunday with a mass in Irbil, calling for an end to violence by the Islamic State terror group in their country as well as throughout the Middle East.
A prominent pro-choice activist from El Salvador has become the first known person to be granted asylum for "abortion persecution" after Sweden agreed to provide her protection from "political persecution" in her country.
Two Christian women in Eritrea died after they went on a hunger strike to spread awareness about their own abuse and persecution of Christians in that African country.
A 20-year-old Christian sanitation worker was shot dead after he refused to clean an "influential" Muslim's house because he didn't want to work on Sunday.
An appeals court has confirmed a five-year prison term for an Iranian Christian convert, who was arrested due to his faith though he was convicted falsely for "forming a group in order to disrupt national security," according to human rights groups.
Police in South Sudan arrested 12 staff members of a Christian school and restricted others from leaving the campus, accusing them of obstructing the work of a Muslim-owned business that is trying to take over the institution, according to reports.
While an increasing number of Americans are reportedly abandoning the institutional church and its defined boundary markers of religious identity, many American still believe in God and practice faith outside its walls, a new Barna study has found.
Iraqi Church Leaders Unite to Rebuild 12,000 Homes Destroyed by ISIS, Bring Christians Back to Ancestral Roots
As Christians are now returning to their homes on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq about three years after being displaced by deadly and frequent attacks by the Islamic State terror group, three major church groups have come together to rebuild more than 12,000 houses that were destroyed or damaged.
Thousands of hardline Muslims marched on the streets in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta Friday, demanding that the city's Christian governor be jailed over a blasphemy case ahead of the city's gubernatorial election.