It has been a wrenching season for three of America’s largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches.
By David Crary, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is attending a church service on a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims.
By Associated Press
Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
A Wisconsin-based atheist group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to strike down President Donald Trump's order easing enforcement of an IRS rule limiting religious organizations' political activity.
By Todd Richmond, Associated Press
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
The interfaith service is a tradition for new presidents and is hosted by the Episcopal parish.
By Kamala Kelkar
Mortuaries in the southern Nigerian city of Uyo were overflowing on Sunday as rescuers pulled bodies of more than 160 people from the debris of a church that collapsed during a service on Saturday.
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
In battleground states, black clergy are extending "Souls to the Polls" efforts to get black churchgoers to cast ballots early or on Election Day.
When we asked the Reverend Derail Smith if we could film the funeral of 17-year-old Vonzell Banks, he hesitated. But ultimately the circumstances outweighed such concerns. "People need to see what’s going on here," he said.
By Wendy Thomas Russell
From a historical perspective, Christianity didn’t start with Jesus’ birth, his death or even his storied ascension to heaven. It started with Pentecost — the day the “Holy Spirit” entered a room holding Jesus’ apostles and entered each…
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