The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."
Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.
Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.
Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.
Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.
I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.
The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:
The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.
Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.
Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.
When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.
Every Friday night, a single mother and her three children eat out at a restaurant — a special family tradition. She works hard at her job and as a mother. She's also a domestic abuse survivor.
Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.
M is for the many things she gave me.
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What would it be like to take every commandment in the Bible literally?
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I have two dogs, sisters from the same litter. They will be 9 years old in two months. They are really funny dogs. They do ...
In our world today, many say that the way moral issues are looked at must change.
In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can ...
In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition ...
Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.
I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit ...
Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are ...