The Church of England, which this past summer voted to affirm transgender people in the church, said in a report aimed at tackling homophobia and transphobia that boys should be allowed to crossdress as part of growing up.
First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy of Sutherland Springs, Texas, preached a message of forgiveness and said at the first Sunday service following last weekend's mass slaughter that the victims are with Jesus Christ.
Jerry Moore, the brother of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, has claimed that the allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama politician could be compared to the persecution suffered by Jesus Christ.
The Eritrean government is escalating its crackdown on religion, persecution watchdog groups have said, as both a Catholic and a major Islamic school were recently targeted by officials, prompting violent clashes with security personnel.
Christian author and Reformed theologian John Piper has warned that as some prepare for the dangers of a nuclear doomsday due to North Korea, they need to remember that Jesus is the one true shelter.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is serving as guest editor for Teen Vogue's upcoming December issue, where she will highlight women's rights and teen girls rising up across the world.
A new survey shows that 44 percent of Americans say a person's gender is not determined at birth and that a person can be a man or a woman regardless of the "sex they were assigned at birth."
Hillsong New York City pastor Carl Lentz said he backs the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and woman. He added that both the Christian right and leftists target his church, however.
Roy Moore, Alabama Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, has responded to an explosive report accusing him of attempting a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was an adult, by arguing that the allegations are an attempt to silence Christian conservatives like himself.
The parliament of the increasingly secular nation of New Zealand has removed a reference to Jesus Christ in a new version of a prayer that is said before the start of every sitting session.
Christian Human Rights Lawyer Disappears After Being Recaptured by Chinese Officials; Friends Beaten
Prominent Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng reportedly managed to briefly escape house arrest. But he was rearrested and his whereabouts are now unknown, a persecution watchdog group has found.
An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage.
U.S. President Donald Trump has delivered a message directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing his country as a "hell" that no person deserves, committing crimes "against God and man."
Three of the 26 victims in Sunday's mass church shooting in Texas were a mother and two of her young daughters, though the woman's two other children reportedly survived only because she sacrificed her life for them, a family friend has said.
On his 99th birthday, world famous evangelist Billy Graham urged people to seek a close relationship with God and read the Bible every day.
Christian leaders in Nepal have submitted a petition to the government demanding that a new law banning evangelism and religious conversions be struck down.
A 1,600-year-old mosaic discovered in western Galilee in Israel suggests that some women played a key role in the early church, with one 5th century female donor presumably the namesake of a woman described as assisting Jesus Christ in the Bible.
Vice President Mike Pence has responded to critics who have questioned the usefulness of prayer following Sunday's mass shooting at a church in Texas which left 26 people dead.
Dozens of North Korean defectors who lived in Kilju, a town not far from the Punngye-ri nuclear site, have said that deformed babies are being born in the region, while villagers have been mangled due to the bomb tests.
A Christian group holding monthly meetings at an Australian bar has been kicked out by the owners after several customers complained that the believers were speaking out against gay marriage.
Christian pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado has urged Christians to pray for the return of Jesus Christ, and for the demise of the devil, in the wake of the church shooting at Sutherland Springs' First Baptist Church in Texas that left 26 people dead.
A British Christian missionary has reportedly died while being held captive for three weeks in Nigeria by kidnappers. Three other missionaries held hostage were allowed to go free.
Prominent pastors are responding to the claim that prayer is ineffective if it can't protect Christians at church, which was spurred by a debate on social media after the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday.
Pastor Whose 14-Y-O Daughter Died in Texas Church Shooting: 'I Don't Understand, but I Know My God Does'
The pastor of Sutherland Springs' First Baptist Church in Texas and his wife have spoken publicly following the mass shooting that left 26 people dead, including their 14-year-old daughter, saying only God has the answers for such a tragedy.
Carl Lentz, Pastor to Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant Defines 'Star' as Cancer-Stricken Single Mom Volunteer
Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church New York City said that although some may view him as a pastor to major stars, such as Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant, others in his congregation, such as a single mother fighting cancer, are also stars and heroes.