A play depicting Jesus Christ raping a hijab-clad woman and pulling out a national flag from her genitals was performed to sold-out crowds in the Czech city of Brno and the Croatian city of Split this week amid protests.
The North Indian state of Uttarakhand is now the eighth state in the country to pass legislation that is officially named the "Freedom of Religion Act" but has the allegedly hidden intent to punish those who facilitate religious conversions, especially conversions from Hinduism to Christianity.
Two senators, one Republican and the other a Democrat, have called for targeted sanctions against Turkey for the imprisonment of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in December 2016 on false charges of espionage and terrorism.
A Minnesota school bus driver who is also the pastor of a church has been taken off his route because he was leading students in prayer while driving.
GQ magazine editors have published a list of 21 books they say aren't worth reading, and the Bible is listed at No. 12.
As religious minorities in India, including Christians, are increasingly being targeted with violent crimes, more than 1,500 leaders from different faiths got together and resolved to promote the correct understanding of their respective religions to deal with an atmosphere of hate.
A 60-year-old gay and transgender rights lawyer, known for the "Boys Don't Cry" rape and murder case, died after he set himself on fire in a New York park to protest climate change.
President Donald Trump "understands the power of prayer," Rev. Franklin Graham said on "Fox & Friends" after airstrikes on chemical-weapon targets in Syria.
Former first lady Barbara Bush, who had been through "a series of hospitalizations" recently and is in "failing health," has decided not to seek any additional medical treatment, according to a Bush family spokesman.
The mother of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who is involved in a legal battle with a hospital in Britain that wants to switch off her child's life support due to his mystery brain condition, was ejected from the hospital ward, according to a report, as the child's father has urged Pope Francis to speak out to save Alfie's life.
An article in The New Yorker magazine scorns the popularity of Chick-fil-A, the fast food chicken chain with Christian values, in New York City, calling it "creepy pervasive Christian traditionalism." The author says its presence is "awash with cash, Christ, and evangelizing Cows."
After President Donald Trump announced airstrikes on chemical-weapon targets in Syria in coordination with the U.K. and France, the Open Doors ministry called for urgent prayers for the Syrian people "during this tragic and complex time" due to a "monstrous regime" and an unending civil war.
The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, raised millions of dollars after a mass shooting killed more than two dozen worshipers five months ago, but families of some victims claim they haven't received any money while the church is planning to build a new $3 million sanctuary.
An 80-year-old nun, who is suffering from breast cancer and is part of a legal battle with pop star Katy Perry and the archbishop of Los Angeles over the sale of a convent in California, has appealed to Pope Francis to intervene, saying "they'll have to kill me first if they want to keep me quiet."
A woman has sued the pastor of a megachurch in Georgia for pushing her head while praying for her, causing her to fall down to the ground and hit her head. She says she got a traumatic brain injury due to the incident.
Children who are born with the use of intensive IVF treatment could have a greater risk of developing heart disease later in life compared to those conceived naturally, according to scientists who will make presentations at a U.K.-based group's conference this week.
The classified advertising website Backpage.com has been seized by federal law enforcement authorities, and a notice posted on the site says all affiliated website have also been seized, an action that is "an important step forward in the fight against human trafficking."
A new medical study shows that the abortion pill reversal medical intervention is saving lives and giving hope to women who change their minds after taking mifepristone, the first drug in the medical abortion process.
The Vatican police have arrested Monsignor Carlo Capella, who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington, on suspicion of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.
A 69-year-old Korean-Chinese woman, who lives in China's northeastern border region, is preparing a group of North Korean converts to return to their country to share the Gospel, despite the mysterious deaths of 10 front-line missionaries and pastors along the border.
Roman Catholic Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton is withholding funds from a Catholic group, which is rumored to be involved in abortion activities and contraception, according to a report.
Religious schools and parents in Canada have challenged a law that allows students to start or join Gay-Straight Alliances at school without informing or seeking consent from their parents. The petitioners say the law is a threat to the safety of vulnerable and at-risk children.
A court in Vietnam has sentenced six people, including a Christian human rights lawyer and a Protestant pastor, to between seven and 15 years in prison for "anti-state" activities, according to a report.
President Donald Trump is "a symptom of a much bigger disease" and many evangelicals have lifted him up above Jesus, Christian activist and author Shane Claiborne said in an interview on NPR.
With 18.4 million people tuning in to last week's double-episode premiere of ABC's "Roseanne," whose main character is pro-Trump, and the show earning the best rating among adults ages 18 to 49 for any sitcom since 2014, a question being asked is whether we will now see Hollywood featuring more Trump supporters?