Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German cathedral door, Catholicism's headquarters city will honor Luther with a square named for him.
When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts wrote "hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right," adding, "there is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this court."
Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found science instructor John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory in the ensuing religious, cultural and scientific debate over the creation of Earth, observers say.
Later this month, thousands of Catholics will converge on Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, celebrating family life and welcoming Pope Francis to the U.S. The event, as promotional videos illustrate, will focus on the traditional bonds between a married man and woman and their children, even as a growing number of American Catholics conceive of "family" in more fluid ways.
To be honest, when my wife, Anita, said we were going to rent an auger, I was stumped.
In the wake of the recent string of fires that have destroyed predominantly black churches across the South, a number of Muslim organizations have come together in an effort to help rebuild.
Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported. Oxford University researchers used carbon dating to find the pages were from about 1,448 to 1,371 years ago, according to BBC.
Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name.
It's hard to put an exact number on how far people must go to meet their goals and how long it'll take, but for bicycle missionary Judy Bowman, 1.8 million miles biked in 20 years has brought her close to enlightenment.
If you’re a fan of ancient artifacts or the Bible, you may want to book a flight to Britain, as the Codex Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest copy of the bible, will be on display in the British Museum in the coming months, according to The Guardian.
College football is having a crisis of faith. Public schools across the country have long allowed chaplains to access their locker rooms as coaches and players find religion helps them put sports in proper perspective.
Did Jesus have a wife? It’s a question experts, researchers and believers have debated for years.
While global stock markets continued their gyrations Monday, a new stock index has focused on another type of bottom-line: Catholic values.
A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of a con man, Buddy Dobbs, who pretends to be a pastor, even though he has no knowledge of the Bible.
Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.
Americans' search for the divine is alive and well, although it looks different than it has in the past, according to Diana Butler Bass, a ...
Your religion could help you earn money for college, depending on which religious group you associate with.
In his speech to world leaders at the U.N. last week, Pope Francis made his boldest claim yet about the environment, detailing the earth ...
Pope Francis counseled bishops during his recent tour of the United States to "not pick fights that would turn more people off than they would ...
Mariah Idrissi was skeptical at first about becoming a model for H&M’s latest ad campaign.
A rare 3,000-year-old seal from the times of King David and Solomon has been discovered by a 10-year-old Russian volunteer as a part of ...
For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.
Within the last week, two 2016 Republican presidential nominees have caused controversy over comments they made about Muslims, which may indicate the political party has ...
It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be ...
For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."
The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension ...
Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.
This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur ...
How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?