(RNS) A new study shows that fewer than one in five Americans is bothered by expressions of religious faith from athletes both on and off the field. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Conservatives are circulating a 2007 video in which then-presidential candidate Barack Obama praises his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and suggests that racism played a role in the federal government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina. By Daniel Burke.
ASSISI, Italy (RNS) Some 6 million visitors come to this hillside town every year -- and the biggest draw is the legacy of its most famous native son, St. Francis, who remains a figure of unmistakable relevance to many of today's most pressing social concerns. By Francis X. Rocca.
There's a rumor circulating the Internets about Harvard Theological Review rejecting Karen King's research paper on the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." Not so, says Harvard Divinity School spokesman Jonathan Beasley.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Law enforcement is teaming up with faith groups to combat sex trafficking around the country, with some calling it the newest ``Christian abolitionist movement.'' By Amanda Greene. 850.
(RNS) President Obama's forceful speech at the United Nations on Tuesday contained the outlines of what is emerging as his administration's religious doctrine. By Lauren Markoe.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a city law that was recently used to arrest Christian evangelists who were preaching on Bourbon Street during Southern Decadence, the annual celebration of gay culture in the French Quarter. By Bruce Nolan.
(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Many common perceptions of the white working class are wrong, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, including the idea that the group is turning its back on religion and is very concerned about candidates' stances on abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Does a newly revealed scrap of papyrus prove that Jesus had a wife? What does the discovery mean for contemporary Christians? Five big questions about the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife.'' By Daniel Burke and David Gibson.
(RNS) Now it turns out that conservative U.S. churchmen living in Rome, including disgraced former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law, were key players in pushing the Vatican crackdown on U.S. nuns. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the organization representing most nuns and sisters in the U.S. following an investigation that said religious sisters weren't toeing the line on women's ordination, same-sex marriage and other issues. By David Gibson.
(RNS) For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement that has used its line about being "knit together in my mother's womb." Now, its other verse about being "fearfully and wonderfully made" has been embraced by gay and lesbian Christians. By David Van Biema
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a ``phony theology ... not based on the Bible. Here's a sample of five of Obama's most personal statements on Christianity since becoming president.
(RNS) In the days before spell check, printer errors occasionally crept into the King James Version of the Bible. Here are some of the most notable: -- In a 1612 ...