The Colorado Springs clinic, which includes abortion services, has been the target of repeated protests by anti-abortion activists. The policeman who died was a co-pastor at an evangelical church.
WASHINGTON - All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.
It’s not un-American to save Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and others from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State group.
(RNS) The president strongly restated his -- and his predecessor's -- belief that a war against ISIS is not a war against Islam.
(RNS) They include a former president of a historic black denomination, the head of an anti-hunger group and an executive of a Sikh organization.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis told President Obama and a huge crowd at the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom and stressed the “urgency” of battling global warming.
(Reuters) Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship.
(RNS) Francis is a force to be reckoned with. It’s just that no one is sure exactly how, or whether, the reckoning will happen, or what effect it could have. But everyone is scrambling to try to keep ahead of an unpredictable pontiff.
"Generation after generation, day after day, we are asked to renew our faith,' the pope said. "We are asked to live the revolution of tenderness as Mary, our Mother of Charity, did."
(RNS) It looks like American conservatives and Obama critics are more upset than anyone else. "I would love to visit and talk to gay and lesbian people," Francis recently told a visiting American priest.
GOP hopeful Carson overlooks Article Vl (no religious test for office), saying a U.S. president's faith should be "consistent with the Constitution" and Islam is not.
(RNS) As Washington prepares to welcome the pontiff, pols and pundits are trying to figure out if Francis’ appearances will help, or hurt, one party or the other.
DALLAS -- The viral Twitter hashtag supporting the clock-making Texas teen arrested as a terror suspect was launched by a college student, Amneh Jafari.
IRVING, Texas – The Dallas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Ahmed was targeted because of his religious and racial identity.
"Birthers" also hold sway with some. New survey finds 20 percent don't believe or are unsure Barack Obama was born in the U.S.