The New York City Housing Authority has extended the lease of a Bronx church that uses one of its facilities after the congregation accused authorities of trying to evict them in the context of an alleged clampdown on worship groups in government buildings.
The United States has rejected the grounds of a lawsuit filed by the Guatemalan victims of 1940s experiments who are seeking justice from the government. Despite the Obama Administration deeming the STD experiments unethical, the U.S. has claimed immunity against the suit.
A new law proposed in the California State Assembly would dispose gender segregation in schools, allowing students to attend activities and school facilities in accordance with their "gender identity."
Ethnic and religious minorities in China are facing the worst climate for human rights since 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square massacre, experts say.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could loosen regulation on the amount of vulgar language and nudity that is broadcast on public television between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., a time when many children are tuned in.
A New York City civil lawsuit from a dog owner poses a difficult, but perhaps an often-pondered question: do animals have souls?
Patriarch Kirill I, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, voiced support for pro-democracy protesters over the weekend and called on the government to respect their demands, in a rare act of defying the state.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent government agency, condemned the recent new wave of attacks against Christians in Nigeria, shortly after the organization’s chairman, Leonard Leo, expressed concern that increasing violence might lead to the eradication of Christianity in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The political and economic conditions of ethnic groups in South Sudan are main causes of violence that has displaced some 50,000 people in the Jonglei state over the past week, says an international minority rights group. Long-lasting measures taken by the government are needed to alleviate the situation and prevent future incidents.
Six brothers who allege they were sexually abused by an Oakland, Calif., priest over three decades ago, asked the California Supreme Court Thursday for permission to sue the priest’s diocese, counting on a narrow legal loophole to work in their favor.
Partisan tensions on Capitol Hill may be keeping the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of Reformed Church of Highland Park, N.J., from finding a Republican co-sponsor for legislation that could prevent Indonesian families in his congregation from being torn apart.
A Catholic high school in Louisiana has agreed to end its policy of punishing pupils with paddling this week, reportedly relinquishing its place as the final "refuge" of corporal punishment in the U.S.
Six people were killed and at least eight wounded after a gunman burst into a church during service and opened fire on the congregation in northeastern Nigeria late Thursday.
A series of bombings in Baghdad has killed 24 people, however, according to some sources 29, and has wounded at least 35 others Thursday morning.
Watchdog groups are sounding the alarm on increasing acts of violence against Christians in India at the hands of the country's Hindu community.
A group of Christian children whose Sunday school was raided by Iranian authorities last Christmas have been subject to potential mental strain after the event and need international support, says the Hamgam Council of Iranian Churches.
Nineteen U.S. companies, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, have been ordered by two Indian courts to remove materials considered religiously offensive and obscene, which has sparked accusations that the government is attempting to censor the Internet in the country.
The Bangladeshi government has approved, and the Parliament is expected to pass, a new anti-pornography law that would reportedly prohibit making or distributing any kind of pornographic material, including such material made available on the Internet.
The ex-wife of late Pastor Zachary Tims, Riva Tims, is dropping plans to sue New Destiny Christian Center's (NDCC) board of directors over its installation of Paula White as the church's senior pastor.
The divorce rate among military couples has increased 42 percent throughout the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a recent study shows, adding to the woes of U.S. military veterans returning from the Middle East.
Some 33 percent of divorce petitions filed in the United Kingdom referenced Facebook in 2011, an increase of 20 percent since 2009, according to a recent survey conducted by a U.K. divorce website.
Zachery Tims' ex-wife, Riva Tims, has responded to New Destiny Christian Center's claim that the Florida minister has no legal standing in her lawsuit regarding church administrators' installation of Paula White as senior pastor of the church she helped co-found, calling the selection process "negligent and illegal" as well as "deceptive" in a post on her Facebook page.
When the clock strikes midnight this Saturday, the U.S. population will have hit 312.8 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Is the nation's population in danger of getting out of control?
Poverty and ignorance are major factors that make breeding ground for intolerance against the Christian minority in Pakistan, according to Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti, an adviser to the Prime Minister for National Harmony in Pakistan.
Christians in Zambia have declared they will march Thursday in the capital city to pressure the government to clearly state that homosexuality is not tolerated in the country and should not be protected by the new Zambian constitution.