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Nevada Hindu statesman leads US House in prayer

06/20/2014 4:20am
A Hindu statesman from Nevada has now led members of Congress in prayer on both ends of the U.S. Capitol.

Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

06/20/2014 6:00am
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

Junta targets crime to clean up Thailand's image

06/20/2014 7:11am
Thailand's new ruling junta doesn't like the way the country is portrayed in the movies as a haven for drugs, thugs, lawlessness and ladies of the night.

Shiite cleric warns that US troops will be attacked

06/20/2014 8:01am
A Shiite cleric in Iraq is warning that the 300 U.S. military advisers that President Barack Obama plans to send to Iraq will be attacked.

LDS Church responds to concerns of members

06/20/2014 9:34am
The LDS Church issued a statement Thursday in response to media inquiries concerning the ability of church members to raise questions and seek answers in the church.

Pope to legalizing recreational drugs: Just say no

06/20/2014 10:00am
Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the U.S. to Uruguay and beyond.

Syrians return to city shattered by war

06/20/2014 10:21am
Syrians have begun trudging back into the Old City of Homs, where they dig among the ruins for the remains of lives shattered by heavy fighting and a grinding two-year siege that finally forced rebels to withdraw last month.

Rand Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

06/20/2014 11:01am
Among the potential Republican presidential candidates who've been looking for the support of religious conservatives today is Rand Paul -- who, in an address to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, vowed to fight against abortion for the rest of his political career.

Some immigrant children being sent to New Mexico

06/20/2014 11:31am
Advocates say some of the immigrant families caught crossing the border together illegally will be sent to New Mexico and housed by the Catholic Church.

Some immigrant children coming to New Mexico

06/20/2014 12:31pm
Some of the immigrant families caught crossing the border together illegally will be coming to New Mexico and housed by the Catholic Church, advocates said Friday.

LDS Church sues Canadian polygamist sect over name use

06/20/2014 1:45pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a small polygamist group in Canada that recently changed its name to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Inc.

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

06/20/2014 2:11pm
Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

Polish Church apologizes for child sex abuse

06/20/2014 2:20pm
Leaders of Poland's Catholic Church apologized on Friday to the victims of child sex abuse by priests and admitted they have long ignored the problem.

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

06/20/2014 2:51pm
Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

Pa. Methodist pastor appeals his defrocking

06/20/2014 4:21pm
A United Methodist pastor on Friday asked a church appeals panel to overturn a decision to defrock him for refusing to promise to uphold the church's law, which bans ministers from performing same-sex marriages.

Ex-Southern Baptist head writes on Nagin's behalf

06/20/2014 5:30pm
A former president of the nation's Southern Baptists is among more than two dozen people who have written a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is to be sentenced on corruption charges July 9.

7 priests suspended in Mexico pending abuse probe

06/20/2014 7:01pm
The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico confirmed on Friday that it has suspended seven priests, including one accused of abuse while serving in Los Angeles, from its diocese in the border city of Tijuana pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and abuse.

Christie cites his anti-abortion credentials

06/20/2014 8:30pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday declared his opposition to abortion, telling religious conservatives that "every life is a gift from God that's precious and must be protected."