Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Posted May 23rd - 9:50am
Weeks after declaring that there is no place for Islam in Germany, a surging nationalist party has sharpened its rhetoric against prominent Islamic groups and suggested limiting the religious freedom of the more than 4 million Muslims in the country.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted May 23rd - 7:40am
Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after a five-year lull and at a time of increased Islamic extremist attacks on Christians.
Megan Marsden Christensen | Posted May 22nd - 3:15pm
Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now wear sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf recently created the Czech Republic’s first stake, according to the LDS Church.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted May 22nd - 6:30am
The presumptive Philippine president-elect has blasted the country's dominant Roman Catholic church as "the most hypocritical institution" and accused some of its bishops of corruption for allegedly asking favors from politicians, including him.
A formal complaint filed with Texas education officials alleges that a charter-school network is abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying them more than American teachers.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Posted May 24th - 10:30am
U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday they are encouraged by growing defense cooperation with India but remain concerned about religious intolerance and slavery in the South Asian nation ahead of a visit by its prime minister.
Peg Quann, Associated Press | Posted May 23rd - 8:30am
Alma Willits has been a member of the Scottsville United Methodist Church in Lower Southampton since 1949. As the church historian, she'll have a place of honor Sunday when the congregation celebrates its 150th anniversary.