As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.
CHICAGO-As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday and the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection, thousands across the Chicago area are flocking to a southwest suburban parish to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
Noe Trinidad Chavez sat at a small card table gutting zucchinis with a metal corer knife, preparing them to be stuffed with meat and cooked into platillo a la jardinera, a traditional meal eaten by Sephardic Jews.
When you're 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown's population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you're not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.
After listening to hours of testimony and legal jousting, a Blair County District Judge on Wednesday ordered three Franciscan priests to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children for their oversight of a sexually abusive friar.
A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.
The Rev. Holly Mckissick, pastor, Peace Christian Church UCC: In our blended family, we have four kids ages 18-21 - years when freedom expands and limits are increasingly the kids' to navigate. It's not easy. Sociologists keep increasing the age for attaining adulthood, but the journey is lifelong.
Pope Francis' long awaited document on family life amounts to an exultation of traditional marriage while recognizing that life, in his own words, isn't always "perfect." Yet rather than judging, he commanded, the church should be a pillar of support.
The ecumenical Eighth Day Institute that seeks to renew culture through faith and learning is using the Paris Climate Conference and Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment as a backdrop to its 2016 symposium, “Soil and Sacrament: The World as Gift.”
Wichita State University President John Bardo, responding for the second time since Monday to criticism about the school’s renovated chapel, asked a committee to study interfaith chapel practices nationally, and to consult with campus and community people concerned.
Linda K. Wertheimer, an award-winning journalist, examines how several communities across the nation, including Wichita, dealt with religious-engendered controversies in their public schools and the fallout that followed.
How a Canadian-born knock-about, reared in a strictly conservative Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod family, became an advocate for social justice and racial equality, and ultimately a devout Roman Catholic priest and friend of a pope and a president, is the focus of Randy Boyagoda’s insightful and engaging book.