Religion News

United States | Jan. 14 2017

Makeup of 115th Congress overwhelmingly Christian

The United States Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center. Nearly... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 14 2017

Majority of US still agree with Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 percent of Americans say the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion more than four decades... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 14 2017

Illinois judge grants break for pro-life clinics

ROCKFORD, Ill. — In response to a new state law forcing health providers to refer or inform pregnant women to abortion clinics, an Illinois... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 14 2017

UMC has ‘focused prayer’ on LGBT stance

NASHVILLE — The United Methodist Church (UMC) has called for 75 weeks of “focused prayer” for the future of the denomination as it determines... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 14 2017

School district bans prayer gathering posting

WAYNE CITY, Ill. — After opposition from an atheist legal organization, an Illinois school district has banned its local high school students... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 14 2017

Gangs beat Christians trying to defend their church property

SHIJIAZHUANG, China — Gangs hired by China’s Communist regime beat Christians in the northern Hebei province after they attempted to keep... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Jan. 14 2017

Christian man receives blasphemy charge in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — Muslims in Pakistan have filed a blasphemy charge against a Christian in retaliation for refusing their demand that he and... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 14 2017

Chinese woman sentenced to prison for Bible study

URUMQI, China — A woman in China’s western Xinjiang region has been given a three-year prison term for having a Bible study, with the court... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Jan. 14 2017

Religious devotion, feelings of reward linked, study shows

Feelings of religious devotion evoked by prayer, Scripture reading and other spiritual practices may be connected directly to parts of the brain... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Jan. 13 2017

LifeWay study asks where do Americans look today to solve nation’s woes?

America has its problems and needs to talk. But according to a new study, few Americans agree on who can best lead a conversation about the nation’s... [READ MORE]