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Man charged with stealing from church, school

04/17/2014 2:11am
Police in Van Buren have arrested a man for allegedly embezzling $94,000 from a church and a school where he handled the organizations' finances.

Christian ministry plans Missouri camp expansion

04/17/2014 7:41am
A nondenominational Christian ministry is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps.

Panel seeks understanding between Mormons, atheists

04/17/2014 8:35am
Two groups came together Wednesday night to create understanding between groups commonly seen as oppositional.

Methodist University gets $1 million gift

04/17/2014 8:41am
Methodist University officials say a $1 million gift will support a Judaic studies endowment and the fine arts.

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

04/17/2014 12:21pm
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."

Orthodox Jews receive priestly blessing in Jerusalem

04/17/2014 12:21pm
Thousands of Orthodox Jews have received a ritual blessing at Jerusalem's Western Wall, their faith's holiest site.

Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

04/17/2014 1:10pm
A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.

San Diego Roman Catholic bishop suffers stroke

04/17/2014 1:20pm
Church officials say the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is being treated at a hospital after suffering a stroke.

US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

04/17/2014 1:30pm
The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions the crisis in Ukraine and said no such behavior could be tolerated.

Court: Religious jobs exempt from some labor laws

04/17/2014 1:30pm
Religious institutions in Kentucky may hire and fire people from strictly ecclesiastical jobs as they see fit, but could face legal action if an employment contract is involved, the Kentucky Supreme Court rules Thursday.

US religious freedom post still vacant after 6 months

04/17/2014 4:31pm
Six months after the resignation of Suzan Johnson Cook, the post of U.S. Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom remains empty.

Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

04/17/2014 7:21pm
Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

Friendship, faith and gefilte fish for Passover

04/17/2014 10:31pm
A group of women gather every year to make a special dish for Passover, which began Monday evening.