Mitt Romney says his neighbors never cared he was Mormon. Fransican friar Benedict Groeschel apologizes for saying children were often responsible for their sexual abuse.. Mormons may imbibe cola.
Is Cardinal Timothy Dolan's benediction at next week's RNC an endorsement? A Norwegian court declares Anders Breivik sane and sentences him to jail. Tropical Storm Isaac may be a chance for Mormons to showcase emergency preparedness.
The holy month of Ramadan is drawing to a close. American policy makers should pay attention to Muslims living temporarily in the U.S. A 62-foot "Hug me Jesus" statue is being erected in Ohio.
Thousands are expected at funerals for six Wisconsin Sikhs killed this week. Obama will host the annual White House Iftar tonight. Thomas Nelson pulls publication by evangelical David Barton.
Mitt Romney mispronounced Sikh. A suspcious fire destroys a Joplin, Missouri mosque. Duke University acquires collection of the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Chick-fil-A's record sales on Wednesday may say something about Southerners' fast-food loyalties. A 10-year-old girl is mature enough to choose her own religion. Sister Pat Farrell's spirituality is rooted in her years of ministry in Chile and El-Salvador.
The 30th Olympiad begins. Religious groups condemn allegations by Michelle Bachmann. A majority of Americans would vote for an atheist.
Religious leaders respond to Colorado shooting. Muslims won't be able to pray in the new Murfreesoro mosque. President Obama supports a moment of silence. Pluralities of Asian-Americans are Christian.
Joe Paterno was a liar. Confidence in U.S. churches hits a new low. Bloomberg Businessweek's irreverent cover story illustration.
The Episcopal Church approved liturgical rites for same-sex blessings. Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP. A Bible museum is coming to Washington.
Teavangelicals galvanize: Philadelphia Archdiocese selling beachfront property; Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity; Holocaust survivor beauty pageant.
Mormons march in LGBT Pride parades; Americans trust Obama over Romney on social issues; the first Baptist missionary may have been a freed black slave
Japanese police arrest suspect in 1995 doomsday cult poison attack; Catholic bishops consider hiring a spokesperson; New York's Orthodox Jewish population is booming at the expense of more modern Reform and Conservative Jews.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) Most black churches consider homosexuality a sin, and have resisted any attempt to reinterpret biblical passages condemning it. But some pastors are finding ways to skirt the theological issue, and support equal treatment of gays and lesbians as a legislative concern. By Yonat Shimron.