One year after receiving a crucial bone marrow transplant that saved her life, ABC's "Good Morning America" news anchor Robin Roberts wrote an end-of-year message on her Facebook wall Sunday in which she celebrated her blessings while subtly revealing that she is gay.
California public schools are currently preparing to enforce a law that will allow K-12 transgender students to participate in sex-segregated sports programs and use restroom facilities consistent with their gender identity. However, if a referendum brought forth by a coalition of conservative groups is approved, the law's enactment will be postponed until it qualifies to get on the November 2014 general election ballot.
The city of Bogota, Colombia, is preparing to host over 1 million Christians who will gather Friday night for a year-end revival celebration organized by Centro Mundial de Avivamiento, or Worldwide Revival Center, the largest evangelical church in Latin America.
In order to illustrate how the story of Jesus Christ's birth and the journey that led Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is still relevant today, Pastor Perry Noble of the South Carolina megachurch NewSpring traveled to Israel to demonstrate the nativity scene's modern-day significance, which he shared during a recent sermon.
In an effort to benefit a Pasco, Washington-based Union Gospel Mission organization, over a dozen local McDonald's restaurants have raised $115,000 to help fund renovations for the nonprofit's men's facility that serves men in need with shelter, food and clothing.
A South Side Chicago church is holding onto faith as they wait for over 300 toys to be donated to their children's toy drive before they kick off their holiday giveaway event this afternoon. Over 630 inner city children are expected to attend but as of Christmas Eve morning, Sanctuary Family Worship Center had only received less than half of what they were hoping for.
Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck took to his radio program recently to urge the "Duck Dynasty" family to take a stand regarding the backlash that they have received over Phil Robertson's opinion on homosexuality. He also offered them a place on his network, should they be released from airing their hit show on A&E.
Following the United Methodist Church's decision to defrock the Rev. Frank Schaefer for officiating his gay son's wedding in 2007, a California-based Methodist bishop has offered Schaefer to join her ministry.
In a generous act of kindness, Pope Francis gave 2,000 unsuspecting immigrants, who stay at a shelter within close proximity to the Vatican, practical Christmas gift packages that included a signed card, postal stamps, a pre-paid international calling card, and a free day-pass for Rome's metro.
An atheist group is offering a reward to find the people who were seen attempting to torch one of the organization's billboards in Pitman, N.J., that was erected to counter attack a "Keep Christ in Christmas" banner placed within the same town.
Famed fashion photographer, Michael Belk, used to shoot designer ad campaigns that appeared in high-end magazines including Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair among others, but after much soul searching, he began to use his talent to focus on faith-based photography instead. Now, Belk is gearing up to shoot a second installment of images that feature Jesus living in modern times as an extension to his 2009 project, "Journey with the Messiah."
The woman who was severely burned after a man on fire intentionally walked into her church in Ocean City, Md., where she was volunteering during Thanksgiving week, spoke out for the first time about the incident that left over 20 percent of her body scarred from third-degree burns.
A Southern California megachurch pastor, Dante Gebel, hosted a youth event last weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where 90,000 people from around the county gathered to hear his message of hope, specifically aimed for young adults.
Pastors oftentimes endure struggles that are hidden from the people they serve. However, one Florida pastor recently openly shared with his church, through a blog post, about the pressure he feels to live up to their expectations, and what he's learned from personal experiences and conversations with church leaders throughout the country.
Actor Mark Wahlberg recently opened up about his faith, as he always does unabashedly, saying that his belief in God sustains him while offering a glimpse into the typical Sunday at his Los Angeles residence, which entails going to church.
In the spirit of giving, The Heights Baptist Church in Texas hosted its largest holiday outreach, 'Three Trees,' event giving away Christmas gifts to hundreds of families in need after collecting thousands of dollars worth of donations.
Samir Becic, a volunteer that leads fitness classes at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, and an internationally known personal fitness trainer and leader of Health Fitness Revolution, a movement dedicated to helping Americans become healthy, is currently gearing up to take on 100 churches throughout the country to let Christians know that living healthier can help them stay in tune with their spiritual life.
An ex-prominent gay activist and former editor of a San Francisco-based, youth-focused homosexual magazine penned an open letter about his recent heterosexual marriage addressed to "angry homosexuals" who have criticized him for leaving his past and finding God.
A new show, "King David," is currently being developed as a one-hour series drama that will showcase the biblical figure King David through a dark perspective as a man who becomes involved in making "monstrous" decisions at the expense of his family and personal beliefs.
A North Carolina-based ministry is taking a stance against nationwide sex trafficking by directly engaging with the women and underage girls involved who pose as escorts in online ads that are found on classifieds websites, including craigslist.com.