What do others around us think when they see us performing religious actions like going on a pilgrimage or going to church regularly? The observers take us to be more trustworthy and morally committed, says an American evolutionary anthropologist, sharing the findings of her research among religious communities in South India.
A newly released report by Barna Group reveals that evangelicals in the United States find it more difficult to embrace the presence of female leadership in the Christian ministry than other Protestants and Catholics do.
A massive and dangerous winter storm is expected to hit the Northeast Monday, bringing the season's biggest snowstorm with up to 24 inches across parts of New York and New Jersey and threatening to shut down travel from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston.
Days before the release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," which includes an "exclusively gay moment," actor Emma Watson says she "loves" the scene because it's subtle, calling it "fun."
Students at Clemson University purported to perform a "live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice" ceremony Saturday involving the burning of Bibles to "commemorate" a new chapel on the campus, according to reports.
Christian Group Compassion International Closes India Operations Amid Crackdown by Hindu Nationalists
U.S.-based Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International has announced it's ending its programs in India next week amid an ongoing crackdown by the country's Hindu nationalist government on nonprofits that receive foreign funds to stop conversions of Hindus to Christianity.
In a new video posted to YouTube, a prominent Anglican priest who is known as the "Vicar of Baghdad" explains why he likes U.S. President Donald Trump in relation to his dealings with the Middle East and persecuted Christians.
Speaking on the first Sunday of Lent at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis urged all Christians to carry and read the Bible with the same dedication and frequency as they do their mobile phones.
Van Jones, a CNN panelist and a former special advisor to the Barack Obama administration, said the idea of providing "safe spaces" on American college campuses so that students aren't confronted by any idea that might offend them or challenge their way of thinking, is "terrible."
The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, the founder of Mississippi-based American Family Association, was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame during the annual NRB convention held in Orlando, Florida.
Numerous Syrian Muslims who fled their war-torn country and found refuge in Lebanon have converted to Christianity despite threats and incidents of attacks on new converts, according to a report.
Former President Barack Obama denied President Donald Trump's accusation that he tapped Trump Tower phones during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign. Meanwhile, former intelligence officials revealed that the outgoing administration sought to ensure that the investigation into Russian election meddling would not die when Trump took office.
A drive-in movie theater in Alabama announced on its Facebook page it will not screen Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" because it includes an "exclusively gay moment," and its Christian owners don't agree with the film's propaganda. The theater's Facebook page is now inaccessible.
Islamic State and al-Qaeda have formed an unholy alliance in southern Libya to launch more attacks in that country under the leadership of one of the world's most wanted men who was earlier believed to have been killed, Libya's defense minister says.
Egypt Is Failing to Protect Christians From Being 'Hunted Down and Murdered,' Human Rights Group Says
Authorities in Egypt must offer "urgent protection" to Coptic Christians in North Sinai and provide essential services and accommodation to hundreds who are being forced to flee their homes after seven Christians were killed in a series of attacks, the human rights group Amnesty International has said.
More than 100 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, over the weekend, days after more than 150 headstones were found damaged in St. Louis, Missouri, according to reports.
The son of the late legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for questioning in a Florida airport, and was allegedly asked, "Are you Muslim?"
Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old wrestler who is transitioning from female to male and undergoing testosterone treatments, has won the Texas state girls wrestling tournament.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio explained Sunday why he hasn't been participating in town hall meetings, which, he said, were aimed only at allowing activists to "heckle and scream" at him and not at discussing ideas.
Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will give the keynote speech at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual Fort Worth luncheon on Wednesday.
Which Lawmakers Fight for International Religious Freedom? New Report Says These Two Have 'Top Scores'
A nonprofit group that advocates for religious freedom has released a first-of-its kind scorecard for federal lawmakers on international religious freedom issues based on their sponsorship of legislation, their votes and caucus work. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith have been ranked on the top.
As a village outside the city of Mosul is being rebuilt after its liberation from the Islamic State terror group, a giant cross has been erected on one of its hills to celebrate the victory of faith over "darkness."
As President Donald Trump rolls back the Obama administration's guidelines that schools must allow students to go into bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their birth sex, a new survey finds that most Americans agree with Trump and believe schools' bathroom policies are not for the federal government to decide.
Witches from around the world gathered Friday at midnight to "cast a spell" on President Donald Trump, and plan to perform the same ritual at midnight on every waning crescent moon until the president "is removed from office."
Hundreds of Christians in Egypt's North Sinai province fled the area Friday after the Islamic State terror group killed seven Christians in just three weeks.