Groups are meeting growing interest through efforts such as Friday prayers in Spanish and #TacoTrucksatEveryMosque events to break Ramadan fasting.
The lifelong AME Church member was at the center of the 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.
Smith is one of the surviving workers whose strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Tennessee in 1968.
Pastors are more likely to say their churches are made up of multiple racial and ethnic groups than they were four years ago.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has likened Turkey's army to Ottoman troops in WWI, calling them martyrs fighting for their religion.
Church elders and an outside firm investigated and cleared Hybels. But recently several former employees went public with their accounts—and doubts about the investigations.
He was an air force captain who became a conscientious objector. Now he'll lead a historic peace church.
Rwanda's president has criticized the number of churches in the capital, Kigali. There are more than 1,300 in the city of nearly 1.2 million.
Michael J. Sharp had been investigating violence in the Congo when he was one year ago.