Dr. Jacalyn Duffin helped pave the way for the first Canadian-born Catholic saint. All she needed was a microscope, meticulous notes and some uninterrupted lab time.
Life isn’t without its trials. It has a nasty habit of turning good and happy things into sad ones. In the famous words of Thomas Paine, “these are the times that try men’s souls.” Those times when it feels like all hope is lost, those are the times that make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Those are the ones that make us question everything we’ve ever known.
Trump couldn't have made it to the White House without white evangelical Christians. He courted this faith group throughout his campaign, promising pro-life Supreme Court justices and religious freedom protections.
Ezekiel 34:2-6 records a message given to that ancient Hebrew prophet:
A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.
Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless gifts and preparing for the day when Santa Claus finally comes to town. More and more each year we see Christ being left out of Christmas. But there are things you and your family can start now to help you remember the reason for the season.
Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents of the provision cheered the move as a victory for LGBT rights.
Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic impact of sacred places.
Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain peak. Instead, they planned the pilgrimage to prepare their hearts for wedded life.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.
On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.
Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.
Ever since Jessica Rey launched an Audrey Hepburn-inspired swimwear company, many bloggers have taken the topic of modesty and turned it viral.
Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, supporters are praising a new definition of marriage equality and opponents are dreading a further erosion of the institution's traditional definition and a raft of unknown consequences.
Amid the hand-wringing about the fate of Christianity in the West, there is a part of the world poised for exponential Christian growth in the coming years: China.
We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.
Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...
Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...
Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.
Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...
Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...
"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" — the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...
A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 ...
I recall a cartoon picturing two ancient shepherds walking along together.
When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups.
This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.
Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids ...
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of Kislev. However, since the traditional Jewish calendar is based on ...
Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.
Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sharon was selling tickets when the ...