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.
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.
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.
A Satanic Temple group is petitioning Florida's State Capitol to include a display depicting the angel Lucifer descending into hell among other holiday stands. Florida denied the group's same request last year, deeming it "grossly offensive."
Dr. Daniel Varga, Official at Faith-Based Texas Hospital, Apologizes for Mistakes in Diagnosing Thomas Eric Duncan
Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer for Texas Health Resources, the umbrella medical group for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where now deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died and two nurses were infected with the deadly virus after treating him, apologized Thursday for what he said were mistakes in his initial diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NBC Cameraman Ashoka Mukpo 'Feeling So Blessed' After Testing Negative to Ebola; Has 'No Regrets' About Working in Liberia
Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo is said to be free of the Ebola virus and he shared his relief via social networking site Twitter.
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.
Two ordained Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for temporarily restraining Coeur d'Alene city officials from forcing them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face prosecution for violating "non-discrimination" laws.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pastors from across the United States should send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles and sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to the government due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance.