For hundreds of millions of Christians, spring time does not just bring flowers and warmer temperatures, it brings a time of solemn contemplation. Lent has a lengthy history and its specific practices can vary from church to church. Here are five interesting facts about the holy season.
A congregation in Florida that voted to seek dismissal from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences has seen considerable membership growth since their decision.
A little over three-quarters of white evangelical Christians support President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Female bosses are more likely to hire homosexuals over heterosexuals, according to a recent study from the University of Sussex.
Viola Davis Gives Powerful Oscar Acceptance Speech, Thanks Denzel Washington for Putting God in 'Driving Seat'
Actress Viola Davis made headlines on Sunday evening for her Academy Awards acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role opposite Denzel Washington in the film "Fences."
Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushed back against reports that she supported the Obama administration's transgender bathroom directive for public schools, stating that she supports the Trump's administration's decision to reverse the policy.
Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas warned attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference that the next U.S. Supreme Court vacancy will lead liberals to go into "full Armageddon meltdown."
A distinguished Pennsylvanian African-American Baptist pastor believes that American Christianity needs to break from American patriotism.
White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway says that she does not consider herself to be a feminist "in the classic sense", viewing the label as "anti-male" and "pro-abortion."
A multi-site megachurch based in North Carolina has decided to sever its ties with the Boy Scouts of America over the youth group's new transgender policy.
A school district in Pennsylvania is paying the nation's largest atheist group over $40,000 following a years-long legal battle over a Ten Commandments monument.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed two bills, one that would've removed state funds to Planned Parenthood and another that would've allowed homeschooled students to take part in public school sports leagues.
A diocese of The Episcopal Church is suing the federal government over President Donald Trump's executive order curbing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
An LGBT group is launching an Ash Wednesday observance in which they will take the traditional ash cross on the forehead and add glitter to it.
Members of the pro-life movement are expressing their condolences to the family of Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade who later became a strong anti-abortion advocate.
While permanently associated with the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, Norma McCorvey eventually became an advocate for pro-life causes.
For months, allegations have swirled in various circles that President Donald Trump has dubious connections to Russia, especially its strong man leader Vladimir Putin.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has awarded an $880,000 contract to an Episcopal Diocese to help battle obesity.
Florida's highest court decided to reinstate an injunction against a state law that mandated a 24-hour waiting period to have an abortion.
Best-selling conservative author Ann Coulter recently claimed that President Donald Trump is, in her opinion, "head of state" and now "head of church."
Arkansas has moved one major step closer to enacting a bill that bans abortions that are committed because of the sex of the child.
Oklahoma is one step closer to approving a bill that would allow for the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property alongside other historic documents.
A couple in Georgia who have been married for 75 years recently explained to CNN that the secret to their marital success has been church, singing and sex.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was open to any solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including ditching the "two-state solution" to the decades-long land dispute.
The House of Representatives is advancing a resolution that would overturn an Obama Era federal measure meant to prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood.