Religion News

Top Stories | Sep. 5 2018

Honor killing leads to death penalty in Texas

HOUSTON — A conservative Muslim has been sentenced to death in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 29 2018

Marijuana use highest in young adults

WASHINGTON — Approximately one in four American adults 18–29 report regularly or occasionally using marijuana, according to a recent Gallup... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 29 2018

Pennsylvania officials allege widespread abuse

PITTSBURGH — On Aug. 14 Pennsylvania officials unveiled a report detailing accusations that Catholic priests sexually abused more than 1,000... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 29 2018

Colorado cake baker sues state again

DENVER — The Colorado baker whose refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision is suing the state again... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 29 2018

Harvard sorority disbands over new rules

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A sorority at Harvard University has chosen to disband rather than go co-ed. In May the local chapter of the national Delta... [READ MORE]

Asia | Aug. 27 2018

China destroys mosque to send a message

WEIZHOU, China — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Aug. 11 that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Aug. 26 2018

Law cements Israel’s status as Jewish state

JERUSALEM — In the wee hours of July 19, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a controversial nation-state law that explicitly defines... [READ MORE]

Asia | Aug. 25 2018

Philippine president challenges religion

MANILA, Philippines — In a speech on July 6, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 15 2018

Willow Creek Church pastors, elders resign

CHICAGO — Both lead pastors and the entire board of elders of Willow Creek Community Church have resigned following new allegations of sexual... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 15 2018

Retiree chooses ministry to reach the lost

WINGO, Ky. — At a stage in life when most people are settling into retirement, 66-year-old Forrest Ivy is launching a new career as a Kentucky... [READ MORE]