A state Supreme Court has decided a man who says he was tortured in his home country of Syria after converting to Christianity can take legal action against an Oklahoma church for publishing his name and baptism online.
A Louisiana parent is suing her daughter’s district, alleging it is violating the Constitution by “promoting and inculcating Christian religious beliefs.”
Promotion of religion is “engrained” in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities.
A Roman Catholic priest was greeted with a standing ovation from his Milwaukee parishioners when he told them he was gay.
A judge has set bail at $5 million cash for a Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s.
The Rev. Patrick Peyton, the Roman Catholic priest who preached to millions of people using radio, television and film and coined the phrase “the family that prays together stays together,” is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.
Republican Sen. John McCain has returned to Arizona to celebrate Christmas with his family and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill.
Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue.
A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of religious conservatives on what has been a key issue to the Trump administration.
Family members of a man who broke with a controversial church based in rural North Carolina have released a video disputing that he was physically and emotionally abused throughout his childhood in the sect.
Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel.
A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial.
Jamey Anderson fled Word of Faith Fellowship church when he was 18, but he’s not free.
Voters finally lined up and voted across Alabama Tuesday after a scandal-stained Senate election campaign that tested the limits of party loyalty in the age of President Donald Trump and — win or lose — promised significant political consequences for Republicans everywhere.
Alabama’s race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle.
Four decades after a Catholic priest who was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross on a black couple’s lawn, he finally wrote them an apology.
Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House.
Organizers say a gospel music museum planned for Chicago’s South Side will be the first in the country.
In an unprecedented move, North Carolina’s state child welfare agency will participate in reviewing every new allegation of abuse and neglect involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and emotional mistreatment of congregants, including children.
The Archdiocese of New York says it has paid just over $40 million in compensation to 189 people who identified themselves as victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The Latest on a New Jersey Roman Catholic archdiocese’s legal fight with the state over legislation regulating headstones at cemeteries (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and the state of New Jersey clashed over the church’s petition seeking to end a law barring private religious cemeteries from selling headstones and monuments.
Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
A transcript of President Donald Trump’s remarks about formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as delivered at the White House Wednesday.
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.