An independent federal commission on international religious freedom is calling on the U.S. government to "redouble its efforts" in protecting the religious rights and safety of Iraqi Christians.
Lawyers for both sides in Bishop Eddie Long's case met for the first court hearing Friday, saying they wanted to resolve the dispute quickly. Long, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct from four young men, did not attend. Both parties agreed to a mediation session slated for early next year.
The U.S. Trustee Program and creditors are objecting to salaries given out by the Crystal Cathedral to several of its employees as the Garden Grove, Calif., megachurch undergoes bankruptcy proceedings.
Hillsong Church has been expanding its locations at home and abroad. The Australian-based megachurch recently announced a new extension site for one of its main campuses and began holding gatherings for its first church location in the United States.
Miss California Carrie Prejean, who was named first runner up in the Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, says she believes her answer on same-sex marriage cost her the title but admits that she has no regrets.
For the third consecutive year, a children's book about a gay penguin couple trying to hatch an egg tops a list of the most "challenged" library books.
Texas Christian University has for now scrapped plans for a gay-themed student housing, pending a review by the school's officials. The DiversCity Q community was set to launch this fall.
Student senators at the University of Maryland who voted to eliminate the invocation during commencement say they plan to hold a protest early next month of the president's recent decision to reinstate the prayer.
To people who want a little help in sharing the Easter message amid tough financial times, American Bible Society is giving away free copies of its Easter Edition Bible.
World Vision International announced this week that Kevin Jenkins, managing director of a Canadian investment firm and vice chair of the board of World Vision Canada, has been appointed to as the organization's new president and chief executive officer.
A family that claims they lost a pending deal to sell their farmland because Rutherford County officials rejected a massive Bible-themed park last year is suing for $11 million.
Ben Stein, who has frequently spoken against Darwinism, has been selected as the commencement speaker at Liberty University. LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said the most compelling reason for choosing Stein was his "work in exposing the evils and dangers of Darwinism."
Christian apologist William Lane Craig and renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens went head-to-head in a debate over the existence of God Saturday night as thousands intently listened on at the sold-out event and via live feeds.
One major dictionary company has defined marriage in broader terms than the U.S. government. Merriam-Webster tacked on a secondary definition that counts unions between same-sex couples as "marriage."
The developers of a proposed Bible Park have announced they are suspending the project in Lebanon, Tenn., citing political infighting between the city council and the mayor.
Christians on Facebook was hacked Tuesday to display pro-Islam messages. The group's name was changed to "La ilaha illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah," which means "There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."
A billboard in Idaho declaring, "Beware of dogma," is the latest example of humanist activists using advertising to promote atheism.
Two board members of Angel Food Ministries, who sued the ministry and its managing family over alleged financial misconduct, reached an agreement with the defendants on Friday following a court hearing.
As the devastating effects of the economic crisis reverberates across the country, a new survey shows that a majority of Americans believe that the moral compass of Corporate America is pointing in the wrong direction.
Women are more likely to profess belief in a God, pray and attend religious services than men, according to a new analysis of survey data. Ahead of Women's History Month in March, the Pew Research Center offered new insight on sex and religiosity
The University of Southern California has received a $6.9 million grant to study the growth, reach, and impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity - one of the world's fastest growing religious movements.
Although most parents say they are trying to improve their parenting skills, few look to the Bible or church for guidance, a new study shows. Furthermore, few say they are familiar with biblical teaching on parenting.
The world's largest association of evangelical Christian schools named a new president this week.
Orthodox Christians in America must affirm their identity if they are to have a strong future amid a secularizing reality in the United States, a Greek Orthodox scholar said.
Auburn Theological Seminary, one of the first theological institutions in the country to educate women, recently elected its second woman president.