One year after a white man shot dead nine African-American members of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study, the wife of the slain pastor recalled the last moments she spent with him, even as at least 2,000 people gathered for a three-hour service in the city to remember the victims.
After weeks of fighting, Iraqi special forces backed by multiple airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition on Friday recaptured the government headquarters and most other parts in the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State terror group, which has held the city since January 2014.
Christian leaders mourned the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history and expressed sympathy for the gay community, the target of the Orlando shooting suspect, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen.
A strong yet compassionate letter written and published on a blog by Pastor John Pavlovitz of North Carolina to the father of swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious student at Stanford University and received a six-month sentence, has received 3.5 million hits.
A Canada Supreme Court ruling that the crime of bestiality only applies to sexual penetration, and not other sexual acts between people and animals, has led to calls for change in the country's "archaic" laws.
When Bill Maher claimed yet again on his HBO show "Real Time" that conservatives deny science more than liberals, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was one of the panelists, quickly corrected him, saying the liberal left is not any different either.
As Israel sealed off the West Bank and Gaza strip to restrict the entry of Palestinians into the country after the terror attack in Tel Aviv, which killed four people and injured over a dozen, the brother of one of the two shooters said, "I'm very proud" of what he did.
A California senate bill proposes that only colleges and universities that are controlled by a religious organization to train ministers be allowed policies consistent with a conservative view of gender and sexuality, and that all faith-based institutions that have the exemption disclose the basis for it.
A church pastor from Texas was hit by a gunshot at a beauty salon in her home town Minneapolis after an unidentified man suddenly fired multiple shots. The bullet grazed the back of her head and nicked an artery.
Pope Francis issued an edict Saturday on the protection of minors and vulnerable adults, which says bishops and other senior officials of the Catholic Church who fail to take action against paedophile priests can be removed from office.
The Christian parents of five children, who were seized by Norwegian child services seven months ago to "prevent" them from being "indoctrinated" with Christianity, will soon be reunited as the authorities have agreed to return the custody of the remaining four kids to the family.
Hillsong Senior Pastor Brian C. Houston had responded to reports that his megachurch's youth pastor went on stage dressed up as the "Naked Cowboy" during last month's Colour Conference in New York City. He wasn't naked but still it "won't happen again," he said.
An Iraqi Christian woman in her 30s and a mother of three narrates how Islamic State terrorists "married and divorced" her as many as nine times a night to rape her with "justification" before she escaped their stronghold of Mosul.
Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church on Sunday interviewed San Diego Chargers' running back Danny Woodhead, who shared with the congregation how he surrenders to God in his life as well as when he plays his game.
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified before a congressional subcommittee, warning that indigenous Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria face extinction in less than a decade and that the United States can avert this crisis.
An atheist activist who brought legal action against a Texas church to stop the construction of a 230-foot cross on its property, has agreed to dismiss his case in a "settlement," after the church counter-sued the atheist.
Three Christians from the Church of Iran denomination, who were arrested as part of a series of raids on house churches and believers in the Shia nation two weeks ago, will be released on bail only if they pay $33,000 each, a court in Rasht city says.
In a new "I Am Second" video, a former U.S. Marine and Pro MMA champion Chad Robichaux speaks honestly about his struggle with anger, hatred, brokenness, adultery and being suicidal as a result of a post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his wife's prayers in church led him to Christ and he went on to found Mighty Oaks Warrior Program.
East Liverpool High School was forced by an atheist group to turn away from its 70-year-old tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation, but the valedictorian chose to lead the class in a recitation of the Christian prayer during the ceremony.
The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the Church's traditional view of marriage as between a man and woman.
As many as 500 top evangelical and social conservative leaders, including Dr. Ben Carson and Tony Perkins, will have a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump on June 21 in New York City to ascertain what he has to offer to the country.
Canada's Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.
After Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would make it a felony to perform abortions in the state and revoke the medical licenses of physicians found guilty of the act, the bill's author, State Sen. Nathan Dahm, said he is deciding whether he should seek to override the veto.