New York City remained on edge late Thursday night as local and federal officials encouraged the city that never sleeps to keep calm after news broke earlier that Manhattan doctor Craig Spencer, who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea, West Africa, had fallen ill from the disease.
Mike Huckabee, Phil Robertson Join 'I Stand Sunday' Event to Support Houston Pastors Subpoenaed for Their Sermons
Conservative groups are organizing an event on the first Sunday in November to support the five Houston pastors whose sermons were subpoenaed by city officials. Known as "I Stand Sunday," the event will feature former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, Alan and Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame, and local clergy.
Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, who spent 11 years in Congress batting for a better life for constituents in his church community, confessed Thursday that at one time, he "didn't even like politicians."
Amnesty International has released a report claiming that human rights abuses were committed during the Ferguson, Missouri, riots earlier this year, which stemmed from the police shooting of Michael Brown.
American citizen Jeffrey Fowle was freed by North Korea on Tuesday, after having been arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the city of Chongjin. While Fowle is to be flown home to his family in Ohio, the White House has urged the two other American citizens held by North Korea to be released as well.
Houston Sermon Subpoenas May 'Launch a Thousand Right-Wing Fundraising Letters,' Secular Group Fears
A church and state watchdog group has warned that the recent controversy over Houston city officials subpoenaing sermons from pastors may create a major conservative fundraising effort.
James Foley, who would have been 41 years old Saturday had he not been brutally beheaded by ISIS militants in August, was remembered at a memorial at his home church in Rochester, N.H., which was also attended by Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wrote an article for Elle magazine denouncing the "stigma" that abortion carries, and confessed that she had an abortion and said it was the right decision and not a difficult one for her family.
While the U.S. Supreme Court Friday rejected a request by Alaska and Wyoming to delay enforcement of same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Arizona ruled that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional.
A conservative legal group has sent a letter to a California hotel arguing that their hosting of an event by an organization that advocates a complete boycott of Israel may violate state law.
Fox News Anchor Blasts Ebola Media Sensationalism; Tells Viewers 'We Do Not Have an Outbreak in the US'
A news anchor on Fox delivered a powerful message this week amid the Ebola outbreaks in the United States and the consequent fear mongering.
After sparking a vociferous debate about assisted suicide when she announced in a viral YouTube video earlier this month that she will commit suicide under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act on Nov. 1 to escape her terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard recently declared "I don't want to die."
The recent debacle involving the city of Houston attempting to subpoena the sermons of five pastors demanding that they turn over their comments addressing homosexuality, gender identity or the city's first lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, hasn't scared off one of the men in the center of the battle.
Michelle Knight survived one of the worst ordeals at the hands of Ariel Castro, but the Christian woman says that she has forgiven her captor and rapist and will go on living her life.
Gay marriage proponents will not allow for religious freedom of their political opponents because their belief system does not allow for the fact that dissenters can be reasonable people of goodwill, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture.
Hobby Lobby Donates 14.5 Acre Property to Legacy Project Run by Megachurch Pastor Charles Jenkins to Help Underserved Communities
NEW YORK — Pastor Charles Jenkins, popular recording artist and leader of the historic Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, revealed Thursday that the Green family of arts and crafts giant, Hobby Lobby, purchased then donated a 14.5 acre property to create a campus for his ambitious Legacy Project aimed at improving the quality of life in underserved communities.
Is Islam a religion? This question, and others perceived as Islamaphobic, were debated by several professors at Union Theological Seminary in New York City Wednesday, with the panelists seeking to encourage the audience to participate in meaningful inter-religious dialogue.
Parents of Rare Quadruplets Thank God for Successful 'Miracle' Surgery; Couple Pregnant With Two Sets of Identical Twins
The mother and father of quadruplets are thanking God after surgery to save all four babies in utero was successful.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai asked President Barack Obama during a private meeting to send books and teachers instead of guns and weapons to other countries, it was revealed earlier this week.
Ken Ham Says Creationism Will Outlive Bill Nye After Nye Claims Creationists Are 'Going Out of Business'
Creation Museum President and CEO Ken Ham has responded to claims by Bill Nye "The Science Guy" that creationism will "go out of business" in the next 20 years by stating that it will outlive Nye and others like him.
North Carolina Judge Resigns So He Won't Have To Conduct Gay Marriages, Thinks Other Magistrates Will Do The Same
A North Carolina county judge resigned on Monday because he did not want to violate his Christian faith and perform same-sex marriages, which are now permitted under the state's law.
Darren Wilson: Pastor Says Ferguson Protests Will Continue 'Indictment or No Indictment' Because Community Is Fed Up With 'Evil System'
Ferguson protesters are said to be bracing themselves for no indictment in the Michael Brown case and one local pastor has called for peaceful protests should Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be cleared.
The Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is now Ebola-free and will be transferred out of isolation.
Idaho couple Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and owners of the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel of Coeur d'Alene, are facing thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time for refusing to host gay wedding ceremonies, which the city claims violates its anti-discrimination ordinance. The couple has since filed their business as a religious organization, which means they might be saved by an Idaho law that protects religious freedom.
Canon Andrew White, the Anglican pastor who's known as the Vicar of Baghdad, says that after U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011, the country has been facing "total devastation," even worse than under Saddam Hussein. White also described what Christians are facing as one of the worst persecutions in history.