Many Jews in Israel were pleased, while other groups—including among U.S. Jews—were concerned.
In Francis' recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, he heard calls to condemn persecution of Muslims and fears of violence against Christians.
Samson Mulinge Mutuse and Evelyn Mueni Mulinge are among 260,000 Kenyan married couples where one spouse is HIV-positive and one HIV-negative.
A report from the Pew Research Center looks at projections depending on rates of welcoming refugees and immigrants.
A priest mediated. The council of churches called for national dialogue. And a Pentecostal pastor organized a large-scale protest.
The 18-year-old was conscripted into the military, but refused to wear a military uniform or take an oath of service.
Pastoral care is at the heart of a representative's job, says Isner, who is campaigning in Alabama's second congressional district.
St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma will close in December. It's the latest small religious college to close in an increasingly competitive market.
"There is no such thing as a singular Indian identity," says curator Naman Ahuja.
A 32-member commission is seeking a way forward for a denomination with a lesbian bishop—and a policy barring ordained LGBTQ people.
Ellen Di Giosia was told that she could not vote in a statewide gathering of congregations.
Nearly 14 million people marched to Imam Hussein's shrine in Karbala this year.
Visitors provide income for the congregation, but it needs further funds to address its shifting foundation.
Jerome Smith Sr. runs the Joseph Project, an effort to address two big problems: high urban unemployment and the distance between where the jobless live and where jobs are.
Schools and other sites of violence have been razed and rebuilt. But it's a different question for places of prayer and worship.