Calling on Western partners to help keep Christianity in its ancient homeland, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X Yazigi said Christians in the Middle East "are not strangers in that part of the world" and the church is "the beacon of truth in this agitated world."
A 27-year-old man from Virginia is the first U.S. citizen to be convicted of successfully joining the Islamic State terror group, and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. He had no interest in religion, but abused marijuana, the prosecutor says.
The historic Episcopalian Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, has decided to rip out a plaque that honors the nation's first President George Washington. The church quotes Hebrews 13:2 to explain the move.
A court in Arizona has rejected arguments of evangelical Christian wedding invitation designers that a Phoenix ordinance protecting discrimination against LGBT people forces them to make artwork for same-sex couples, which is against their religious beliefs and freedoms of speech and religion.
A couple in London are looking for a nanny who would not only look after their children but would do so in a completely gender neutral way, "not referring to them as 'she' or 'he,'" among other do's and don'ts on their list of how to allow the children to choose their own gender.
More than 436,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar's western Rakhine State to neighboring Bangladesh over the past month, and horrific stories of rape and killing continue to emerge with little help despite the U.N. describing the situation in the Southeast Asian nation as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year venturing "out from my overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhood" by meeting Republicans and attending evangelical church services, which led him to his discovery of "an America far different from the one depicted in the press."
California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie taught his congregation about the role of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life, and also explained what the Bible means by the unforgivable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
The diocese of Hereford in the United Kingdom has voted to back services and prayers to bless same-sex unions, putting pressure on the Church of England to abandon its institutional opposition to same-sex marriage.
Amid claims that President Trump told the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier killed during an ambush in Niger this month that her husband "knew what he was signing up for," a widow of an Army staff sergeant who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year has shared the recording of her call with the president, showing Trump was respectful and kind after her husband's death.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Sunday launched their "final" assault on Raqqa, the former de-facto capital of Islamic State, after a convoy of fighters from the terror group and their families were allowed to leave the city.
Speaking on Fox News, Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, urged all Christians and conservatives to call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and tell him they are as mad as "H.E.-Double L" about his obstruction of President Donald Trump's nominations for judges who would protect conservative values.
A Mississippi school district has removed the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from a junior-high reading list, saying they received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable."
Newsweek is receiving criticism for calling the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit a "hate group" in a story highlighting President Donald Trump as the keynote speaker at the event, which was also attended by his former strategist, Steve Bannon.
Bill Hybels, the founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, announced the names of two leaders who will take on new roles to replace the role of senior pastor as he transitions out of the church leadership next year.
An Algerian Christian, who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment last year for a "blasphemous" Facebook post, has gone on a hunger strike to demand that he be transferred to a prison in his home province.
The persecution of Christians is now "worse than at any time in history," according to a report by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which states that not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, they are also experiencing the worst forms of persecution.
Thousands of Catholics in Poland got together along the country's borders during the weekend and formed human chains to pray for God's protection against the increasing "secularization" and "Islamization" of Europe.
The Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom has proposed that citizens should not be required to mention their gender in the next census so that transgender and other non-binary people do not feel discriminated against.