An atheist group is protesting a hand-carved gift made by prisoners for Pope Francis, claiming the prisoners were misused to further religion and the prison system violated the First Amendment.
JERUSALEM—British scholars examining the oldest fragments of the Koran ever found believe it might be so old as to pre-date the prophet Mohammed, in defiance of Islamic belief.
Christian leaders in China are speaking out against a government campaign to remove more than 1,000 crosses from churches, the New York Times reports.
Gov. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire (D.) has refused to say whether she supports her church’s divestment from Israel as she weighs running for the Senate seat currently held by Kelly Ayotte.
The Obama administration helped to secure the release of several Iranians detained in the United States and the United Kingdom, some convicted of illegal arms smuggling, according to a report that comes as U.S. prisoners languish in Iranian jails.
Bills introduced in Oklahoma and West Virginia focusing on Bible elective courses in public schools continue to face mounting opposition, but lawmakers have indicated the legislation is important and supported by constituents.
Human rights activists are assailing the Obama administration for the president’s appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday with the foreign minister of Sudan, a country whose government is accused of genocide.
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars met with the Catholic Church’s Holy Father yesterday. Angelina Jolie traveled to the Vatican with her daughters to screen her latest movie.