United States

Top Stories | May. 20 2017

Global missions mapping resource closing down

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — A global mapping project that has been providing churches and missionaries with information for 33 years will... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | May. 20 2017

Investigators search televangelist’s headquarters

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Federal investigators searched the headquarters of televangelist Benny Hinn on April 26, according to news station WFAA,... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 11 2017

Executive order on ‘promoting free speech, religious liberty’ to enforce protections

President Donald Trump signed the much-anticipated religious freedom executive order “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” on May... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 10 2017

Highest Methodist council rules gay bishops violate Church law

According to a ruling made by the United Methodist Judicial Council on April 28, the United Methodist Church (UMC) has not changed its stance... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 6 2017

Muslim man faces terrorist charges in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Muslim man who allegedly threatened participants of a Christian conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in early April... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 6 2017

UMC urged to recognize LGBT clergy

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly 150 United Methodist Church (UMC) clergy and clergy candidates signed a letter requesting the mainline Protestant denomination... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 4 2017

US military to recognize more minority faiths

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced a near doubling of its list of recognized religions. It will now formally recognize humanism... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 3 2017

Senator asks for removal of college ‘shame list’

WASHINGTON — An Oklahoma senator who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus has asked President Donald Trump to remove a “shame... [READ MORE]

United States | Apr. 30 2017

Wealthy live longer than poor, study finds

NEW YORK — Wealthy Americans live as many as 15 years longer than the nation’s poor, according to a new study on inequality in the U.S. health... [READ MORE]

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]