(RNS) Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Lawrence Wright talks to Religion News Service about his new book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief.''
A Christian pastor was sentenced in Iran. Three rabbis sought to make their inaugural prayers "Jewier." Megan Fox speaks in tongues.
(RNS) The Rev. Adam Hamilton, a United Methodist pastor from Kansas known for his centrist views, will deliver the sermon at the National Prayer Service Tuesday at Washington National Cathedral, which concludes President Obama's inaugural ceremonies. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) President Obama will take oath of office on Bibles that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Obama's own use of Scripture echoes his two heroes. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) President Obama's official proclamation for Religious Freedom Day.
Can you guess the site of the world's largest religious gathering? Feminists bared their breasts in St. Peter's Square. Conservatives lament a new "moral McCarthyism."
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride still attract a lot of attention. But as the Internet and other media invade American life, our vices have also gone virtual, according to a new study. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Grounded in more than a million interviews, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport's new book argues that religion is a vital force in America, and will remain so for many years. By Daniel Burke.
2012 might be dubbed the Year of YouTube - and that's especially true on the religion beat. Religious videos sparked international riots, stirred up the U.S. presidential campaign and called young believers to the front lines in battles over homosexuality and church culture. Here are seven religious videos that made news in 2012.
(RNS) Why do some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7? Was it an inn or a ancestral home that rejected the Holy Family? And did department stores invent many of our Christmas traditions? Find out in Ask the Experts, a new feature from RNS.
Catholics support stricter gun control. Gay advocates publish the "Queen James Bible." D.C. court issues major decision on contraception mandate. Frankie Valens' new gig.
(RNS) A new Catholic translation of the Bible tweaks an Old Testament text -- Isaiah 7:14 -- that many Christians consider a prophecy about Jesus’ birth. So, why did they alter a 2,745-year-old prophecy, and does it change what the church teaches about Jesus’ virgin birth? By Daniel Burke.
Why are so many couples getting married today? What did the pope tweet? Is "Amish Mafia" an accurate depiction of the "gentle people"? What do Mormon feminists have planned for this weekend?
Opponents of gay marriage are optimistic about the Supreme Court. Atheists can be excuted in seven countries. Who is "Monsignor 007"?
(RNS) Most Americans believe employers -- even religious ones -- should provide contraception coverage for their employees, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. By Daniel Burke.