Out of all the agencies and commissions at the Untied Methodist Church, the denomination's missions agency has been hit the hardest by the economic downturn.
Less than three months after a Focus on the Family director gave unexpected praise to the Obama administration, the ministry's president released an opinion piece that criticized the president for not delivering on his promise to make abortions rare.
A task force created by former North American Mission Board president Geoff Hammond will be closed, the agency announced.
The founder of a major Christian right group is hospitalized and in critical condition, his family said. American Family Association founder the Rev. Don Wildmon, 71, was diagnosed with meningitis
A missions-sending agency wants to talk about persecution in terms of evangelism and has invited the public to the conversation.
While pro-life and pro-choice supporters continue to argue about the health care reform bill in their favor, independent analysts say the current proposed legislation leaves it "unclear" whether tax payers will pay for abortion services.
Forty pro-life college students who walked across the country from California witnessing about the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death will reach Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
It is the same office with the exception of some minor changes, but President Obama's faith-based initiative has received far less media coverage in the first six months of his administration compared to the initiative under his predecessor, George W. Bush.
A longtime senior staff member was named acting interim president of the North American Mission Board on Wednesday after the agency's president resigned a day earlier over mismanagement allegations.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention's domestic missions agency and three of his closest associates resigned from their positions Tuesday following a seven-hour-long meeting of the agency's board of trustees.
As the nation pays final tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver as a rights activist and humanitarian, several conservative groups have lifted her up as a pro-life champion.
The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed prominent geneticist Francis S. Collins as the new director of the National Institutes of Health.
Compassion International, the world's largest Christian child development organization, is in the top one percent of charities in terms of fiscal responsibility, according to an independent charity evaluator.
The number of self-described "pro-life" Americans has increased since late last year and more visibly in 2009, a new USA Today/Gallup survey reveals.
President Obama will present retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.
Two major Christian channels that broadcast into Muslim-dominated regions recently decided to merge, the executives of both ministries announced.
A House subcommittee approved a bill on Thursday that would extend health and other benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
The Texas Board of Education is debating whether to modify its American history curriculum to acknowledge the influence that religion had on the country's founding. Supporters argue that it is simply telling the truth about how America was founded.
New research released ahead of the United Nation's International Youth Day revealed startling statistics about the world's youth including their views on personal salvation, virginity and attempts to commit suicide.
The Volunteering in America 2009 report, the most comprehensive data ever assembled on volunteer trends, found that more than one-third of America's volunteer force served through a religious group.
A Catholic nurse who was forced against her will to assist in a late-term abortion procedure has filed a lawsuit against New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
A Christian adoption agency appeared on an MTV series last week that chronicles the lives of several pregnant 16-year-old girls. Bethany Christian Services agreed to be part of the program
Adoption advocacy groups are criticizing the soon-to-be-release horror movie "Orphan" for fueling harmful myths that could turn people away from the idea of adoption.
Facing economic hard times, many Christian nonprofits are turning to volunteers for help with the work load, a new survey found.
Top religious leaders from diverse faith traditions came together Tuesday and urged the White House and Congress to make health care reform an urgent priority because of the current economic conditions.