The nation's top agency tasked with monitoring, enhancing and making recommendations on civil rights policies released a controversial new report on Thursday proclaiming that religious exemptions can hamper citizens' civil rights.
If U.S. religion was its own country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world, according to a new study that presents faith in financial terms.
In the midst of a presidential campaign where religion — particularly Islam — has been a major point of discussion, the U.S. Department of Education has announced new efforts to track religious discrimination in public schools.
A homeless shelter in Maryland is preparing to launch a community bistro and coffee shop that will do much more than simply feed hungry patrons; it will also offer training and job opportunities to at-risk populations.
On a summer morning 10 years ago, I woke up early, sick with worry. “Call Megan,” were the words spoken to my mind.
Being a wife is not an easy task, especially when you are a mother as well. The feeling of failure as you and remember all of your imperfections brings you down. But discouragement limits your true potential.
Pure Flix, the Christian entertainment company behind the "God's Not Dead" feature film franchise, recently unveiled a new effort to offer free educational resources to families who home-school their children.
With football season heating up, atheist activists are once again taking aim at chaplaincy programs, urging public universities to abandon them.
After the 2012 London Summer Olympics concluded, Michael Phelps, the most decorated and legendary Olympian of all time, was quietly struggling with depression and substance abuse. His struggles stemmed from both the pressure of success and a difficult relationship with his father. He began to loathe swimming. He constantly fought with his coach. And he stopped showing up to crucial swim practices.
Researchers have found that there is a direct correlation between good mental health and believing in a higher power. Whether you are Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim, Christian, Jewish or belief in another faith, you are more likely to have less stress and better mental health than those who do not affiliate themselves with any religious group.
Rachel Joy Scott's story continues to captivate audiences nearly two decades after her tragic murder at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
After she discovered her husband’s affair, Stacey Greene went through dozens of family photo albums and pulled out every picture showing the two of them together: smiling, hugging or kissing.
Difficulties for Egypt's Christian minority persist, with a recent New York Times story diving deep into the country's sectarian strife.
"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."
CNN host Jake Tapper confronted Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, last Tuesday, openly pushing back after she made an on-air claim about Islamophobia.
The 2016 presidential election was unprecedented on many levels, and analysts predicted shake-ups in the voting habits of major demographic groups.
Today some say the "old way" of doing things will not work. They say everyone must be more willing to accept the ways of others.
I was reading something this morning in the scriptures that I had read many times before, but hadn't noticed a part of the details.