Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church installed its new pope at a ceremony Sunday. Top officials, including Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, attended the event, but President Mohammed Morsi from Muslim Brotherhood did not amid concerns that his government would marginalize Christians.1 comments
Despite the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church writing a pastoral letter to the members of the South Carolina diocese to stay, a majority of parishes voted to leave the denomination over its ordination of gay clergy and acceptance of same-sex unions.
Churches are going to federal court to reclaim their freedom of speech after the city of Santa Monica, Calif., decided to end a nearly 60-year tradition of having Christian displays of the nativity in a public park due to an uproar caused by atheists' anti-God signs.
Apart from inculcating a culture where families study God's word together, this year's annual National Bible Bee event is also making businesses and officials happy in Tennessee's Sevier County by increasing the number of tourists in the area.2 comments
Thousands of people backed by pro-choice groups took to streets of Dublin on Saturday to demand amendment to Ireland's anti-abortion laws following the death of a Hindu woman, Savita Halappanavar, who was refused an abortion.
Egypt's intelligence chief is trying to hold talks between Israel and Hamas to forge a truce as both sides have fired about 1,900 rockets, killing 49 people and wounding 458 others. The United States has left it to Israel to decide if a ground invasion is necessary.101 comments
After weeks of protests by Greek Orthodox priests and the country's conservative groups, the public prosecutor's office in Athens filed charges of blasphemy against the actors and the director and producer of an American play that depicted Jesus Christ and his apostles as gay.46 comments
A church in central Pennsylvania and its youth pastor have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to a mock kidnapping of a youth group to simulate a religious persecution scene.3 comments
A judge has told an Oklahoma teenager, who pleaded guilty in the traffic death of another teen, to attend church for 10 years to avoid prison. His defense attorney is not challenging the sentence.27 comments
The death toll from attacks on both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict rose to 24 on Friday, even as a temporary truce during the Egyptian prime minister's visit to Gaza collapsed after Palestinian militants fired more rockets into southern Israel. In response, Israel launched a bomb attack on northern Gaza.123 comments
After a gap of two years, Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham are resuming their comprehensive immigration talks that would offer a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants while securing the country's borders.
A hilltop war memorial cross in California that was deemed an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity and ordered removed was resurrected on Veterans Day in the Mojave National Preserve.48 comments
Nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the northeast, more than 200,000 in the region still do not know when the lights will come on.
House Speaker John Boehner changed his hardline stance on immigration, saying comprehensive reform, which would pave the way for legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants, will be a priority in 2013.
The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will visit Burma this month and meet President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to "encourage" reforms. He will become the first U.S. president to visit Burma, also known as Myanmar.20 comments