Amid increasing attacks on Coptic Christians by the Islamic State terror group in Egypt, a large number of Copts are now making pilgrimages to Jerusalem, according to reports.
In addition to the highly religious, atheists are also among those who are least afraid of dying, a new study led by researchers from the University of Oxford in Britain found.
Georgetown University will hold a spiritual ceremony in April to publicly apologize for its historical ties to slavery. Maryland Jesuits sold 272 enslaved men, women and children in 1838. Attendees will include descendants of the enslaved people as well as members of the university community and the general public.
Speaking to CBS about opinion-based journalism, veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel told Fox News commentator Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America."
A group is calling for Christians in Pakistan to unite in protest against the apparent inaction and apathy of police and courts in the brutal murder of Tania Mariyam, a 12-year-old Christian schoolgirl whose body was found in January in a canal with strange froth in her mouth and ripped trousers.
Hundreds of protesters and opposition leader Alexei Navalny were arrested in a crackdown in the Russian capital Sunday after massive anti-corruption demonstrations were held across the country to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
When did you last have dinner in your home with a person of another race? That's a question Republican Senators Tim Scott and James Lankford have been asking, urging Americans to devote at least one Sunday lunch or dinner to be part of the solution to racism in America.
A new video shows Iraqi forces disarming a suicide vest worn by a boy, who appears to be about 7 years old and was thought to be part of a group of families that fled Mosul in northern Iraq.
More than 100 members of Congress have written a letter to India's interior minister, urging him to allow U.S.-based Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International to continue its work in that country. The charity ended its programs in India amid an ongoing crackdown by the Hindu nationalist government on nonprofits that receive foreign funds.
How should you tell a classmate she said something offensive? Say "ouch," and her correct response should be, "oops." This is what the University of Arizona is asking the faculty to teach their students and peers to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the classroom.
A Christian mother says Facebook continues to censor her page, which was suspended over posts on what the Bible says about homosexuality and sin. The social media giant apologized but apparently didn't end the censorship.
President Donald Trump's "America First" 2018 budget blueprint includes large cuts to the funding of many government agencies, but would that necessarily affect the operation of Meals on Wheels, which feeds millions of senior citizens?
Speaking to a group of Catholic lawyers in New Jersey this week, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said that America is entering a period when its commitment to religious liberty is being tested by those who oppose traditional values.
Pope Francis spoke to a large group of priests Friday, telling them they "should not hesitate" to refer penitents to exorcists, if they are suffering from "genuine spiritual disturbances."
With an escalation of fighting between ethnic rebel groups and government troops in Myanmar's conflict areas that are spread along the country's borders, civilians from ethnic and religious minorities are being forced to flee for safety.
To strengthen their religion, an unknown group in Spain has put up hundreds of posters in a migrant-dominated area that call on Muslim men to marry Spanish women, including Christians, and then teach them that "Islam is the true religion."
What do others around us think when they see us performing religious actions like going on a pilgrimage or going to church regularly? The observers take us to be more trustworthy and morally committed, says an American evolutionary anthropologist, sharing the findings of her research among religious communities in South India.
A newly released report by Barna Group reveals that evangelicals in the United States find it more difficult to embrace the presence of female leadership in the Christian ministry than other Protestants and Catholics do.
A massive and dangerous winter storm is expected to hit the Northeast Monday, bringing the season's biggest snowstorm with up to 24 inches across parts of New York and New Jersey and threatening to shut down travel from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston.
Days before the release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," which includes an "exclusively gay moment," actor Emma Watson says she "loves" the scene because it's subtle, calling it "fun."
Students at Clemson University purported to perform a "live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice" ceremony Saturday involving the burning of Bibles to "commemorate" a new chapel on the campus, according to reports.
Christian Group Compassion International Closes India Operations Amid Crackdown by Hindu Nationalists
U.S.-based Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International has announced it's ending its programs in India next week amid an ongoing crackdown by the country's Hindu nationalist government on nonprofits that receive foreign funds to stop conversions of Hindus to Christianity.
In a new video posted to YouTube, a prominent Anglican priest who is known as the "Vicar of Baghdad" explains why he likes U.S. President Donald Trump in relation to his dealings with the Middle East and persecuted Christians.
Speaking on the first Sunday of Lent at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis urged all Christians to carry and read the Bible with the same dedication and frequency as they do their mobile phones.
Van Jones, a CNN panelist and a former special advisor to the Barack Obama administration, said the idea of providing "safe spaces" on American college campuses so that students aren't confronted by any idea that might offend them or challenge their way of thinking, is "terrible."