Religion News

United States | Apr. 29 2017

Federal criminal prosecutions decline again

WASHINGTON — The number of federal criminal prosecutions has gone down for the past five years, putting it at its lowest level in almost 20... [READ MORE]

United States | Apr. 29 2017

Religious discrimination law applied to LGBT

VALPARAISO, Ind. — The same law that guards against workplace discrimination based on religion, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,... [READ MORE]

Religion News | Apr. 23 2017

Trump signs order reversing LGBT policy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has reversed an executive order made by former President Barack Obama in 2014 that prevented companies... [READ MORE]

Europe | Apr. 23 2017

Pope considers married men for priesthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is open to the possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood in remote areas that lack spiritual leadership,... [READ MORE]

Religion News | Apr. 22 2017

Mothers file lawsuit over ‘subtle propaganda’

CHATHAM, N.J. — Two mothers are filing a lawsuit against a middle school in New Jersey after their seventh graders were shown pro-Islamic video... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Apr. 22 2017

Church groups rebuild homes destroyed by IS

BAGHDAD, Iraq — As a number of Iraqi Christians are returning to the homes they left behind when the Islamic State group attacked, three major... [READ MORE]

Religion News | Apr. 21 2017

‘Peeping Tom’ caught in Target dressing room

WEST KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A woman in a Target store in Tennessee recently caught a “peeping Tom” taking photos of her while she was changing... [READ MORE]

Africa | Apr. 20 2017

Church elder dies after being stabbed during raid

OMDURMAN, Sudan — A church elder died April 3 from injuries sustained in a raid on an embattled Christian school in Omdurman, Sudan, sources... [READ MORE]

Africa | Apr. 20 2017

Coptic Christians persevere after Palm Sunday bombings

CAIRO — As Coptic Christians buried more than 40 killed in terrorist bombings during Palm Sunday services in Egypt, the head of the Coptic... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Apr. 17 2017

Christians in Pakistan stand firm in prison

LAHORE, Pakistan — Two Christians imprisoned on terrorism charges were reportedly told that if they renounced their faith and converted to... [READ MORE]