The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and used it to create a political force from the ranks of conservative Christians, died Tuesday in his office at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Continue reading
A new 11-part PBS series, “America at a Crossroads,” premiered over the weekend. The NewsHour provides an excerpt of an upcoming episode that looks at what life is like for young Muslims in America. Continue reading
Thousands of Iraqis heeded Muqtada al-Sadr’s call to protest the U.S. occupation on Monday, highlighting the rift between the Shiite leader and U.S. forces that has further complicated relations between Washington and Iraqi leader Nouri al-Maliki. Continue reading
The Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, which recognizes efforts to create a bridge between the fields of science and religion, is the world’s largest annual award. This year’s winner, Charles Taylor, speaks with Ray Suarez. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard a case about free speech Monday after a Juneau, Alaska high school student was suspended for displaying a sign, “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” at an off-campus school activity. National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle discusses the case. Continue reading
The Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea claims to be the largest church in the world, and the country is second only to the U.S. in its number of missionaries. NewsHour reports on the spreading evangelical movement in the country.
Leaders of the Anglican Church have demanded that the U.S. Episcopal Church stop blessing same-sex unions and consecrating gay bishops. Two American Anglican leaders review the decision and discuss how it impacts the Episcopal Church. Continue reading