The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization passed a resolution on Thursday that diminishes the historic and spiritual connections of Judaism and Christianity to the city of Jerusalem after dozens of U.S. lawmakers called on the international body to reject the measure.
The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska ruled on Wednesday that worshipping spaghetti is not a religion.
A Nativity Scene displayed for years in the small city of Wadena, Minn., will not be exhibited in a city park this year after the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist group.
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.