R. Leigh Coleman
A new study by researchers at Rice University reveals only a small percentage of scientists today see religion and science in constant conflict with one another. Researchers discovered that a majority of scientists see both religion and science as "valid avenues of knowledge"
Legal experts say public support for the death penalty in the U.S. will become more emotionally divided after thousands stood up this week to protest Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis. Others now say capital punishment must be phased out completely.
Despite bursts of innovation, pockets of vitality and technological advances, the first decade of the 21st century witnessed a slow, overall erosion of the strength of America’s congregations, according to a recent report by Faith Communities Today.
Luke Woodham, a convicted murderer serving three life sentences in prison for a school shooting and killing his own mother, let the world know his wishes recently by placing an ad in the local paper. The public notice reads, "I, Luke Woodham, am filing for executive clemency. I am sorry for my crimes and I am asking for a chance to live the new life that God has given me."
The political move by President Obama to shrink the country's deficits, known as the "Buffett rule,” would amend the federal tax code so that anyone earning $1 million a year or more doesn't pay a lower tax rate than middle-income Americans, such as their lower-wage secretaries.
Hurricane experts reported Wednesday morning that Ophelia now has maximum sustained winds near 45 mph and is moving west at 13 mph.
Protesters gathered in Lower Manhattan Sunday for day two of what some are calling the “United States Day of Rage” while others tag it as “Occupy Wall Street.” Thousands have vowed to “occupy" Wall Street for days and say they have no plans to leave anytime soon.
Jack, a black Scottish Terrier puppy, is full of mischief and ended up devouring $49,000 in estate money.
A fresh look at people who volunteer to help others shows they may live longer than those who don’t – depending on their reasons to help, according to a recent report published in the journal Health Psychology.
Experts with the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) at York College of Pennsylvania conducted a survey recently and discovered nearly 60 percent of the hiring decision is based on "personal professionalism."
Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of the popular Thomas Road Baptist Church in Virginia, announced on the Christian Television Network this week that most Christians today think prayer is just something to do as believers.
An atheist organization, claiming government favoritism toward religion, filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a federal tax provision allowing ministers to claim a tax exemption on their housing costs.
Shockwaves hit a small town in Mississippi hard this week after a well-known church minister of music was arrested after making a public confession about molesting young boys more than two decades ago.
Leaders in China are unhappy about this week’s International Religious Freedom Report by the United States, which has continued to criticize China for not allowing its people to worship and practice their own religion.
Homeschooled children, when following a structured education plan, tend to test higher than their publicly-schooled counterparts and fellow homeschoolers whose time is unstructured, research shows.