When the State Department singled out six countries last week as the world's worst violators of religious freedom, it left some prime suspects off the list, critics charge.
A senior Church of England official has highlighted a growing problem in Great Britain: violence against clergy and property crimes against church-owned buildings.
While we can prove that the James ossuary is indeed a first century relic, can we actually prove or disprove the authenticity of claims that the burial box belonged to the brother of Jesus?
The State Department has once again chosen not to add Saudi Arabia to its list of the world's worst religious persecutors, despite recommendations from an expert panel, the strong views of campaigners - and its own assessment that religious freedom "does not exist" in the kingdom.
Large percentages of Americans link faith to their everyday lives, a new poll reveals. But overall, faithful Americans acknowledge a gap between what they believe and how they act.
Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, approximately 21.8 million people have died and some 15.6 million children have been orphaned. World Relief's efforts in Uganda offer a glimmer of optimism for the rest of Africa.
A Christian leader who was severely injured in an attack on a church by Muslim terrorists in Islamabad last year said one solution to the problem of political extremism in Pakistan is quality education of local people.
Pro-life activists, who see detailed ultrasound images as another way to change minds about abortion, are clashing with pro-abortion forces over a Republican-backed bill that would help provide ultrasound equipment to crisis preganancy centers.
As the clock ticks down on Saddam Hussein's opportunities to disarm, international relief organizations such as World Vision and the newly formed Refugee Highway Partnership are preparing for war.
Already living in fear because of threats from Islamic militants, Pakistan's Christians are now urging their government to provide them with greater security, saying they expect their plight to worsen in the event of a war against Iraq.
The premature death of Dolly, the world's first cloned mammal, should be a warning to those who seek to clone human beings, Southern Baptist ethicists say.
Homosexual advocacy groups are rallying behind a woman who claims she was unlawfully prevented from receiving artificial insemination because of a Christian physician's moral objection to impregnating lesbians.
French and German leaders depict George W. Bush as a cowboy running roughshod on the world stage, and Nelson Mandela mocks the American president's intelligence. But Jean Bethke Elshtain, a leading political ethicist, believes Bush can make a compelling moral case for starting a war against Iraq.
Hong Kong's Catholic leader has warned of worsening conditions facing Catholics in communist China. He warns the situation could spell trouble for Catholics in his jurisdiction, too, under new "anti-subversion" legislation being prepared for the territory.
The United States has condemned the Sudanese government following new attacks against civilians in rebel-controlled areas.
The Department of Education has issued new "guidance" on prayer in schools, drawing a mixed reaction from legal groups that keep a close eye on church-state issues.
An unorthodox arrangement at a semiconductor plant shows that Chinese leaders are so eager to attract high-tech industry they are willing to risk changes they've long resisted.
At 8 a.m. CST on Feb. 8, a week from the time NASA officials lost contact with the Columbia space shuttle, hundreds of federal, state and local officials took a break from shuttle debris recovery to remember the crew lost in the breakup of STS-107.
More than 25 religious and scientific leaders have signed a new "manifesto on biotechnology" that calls for the banning of all human cloning and legislation that will prevent discrimination based on genetic information.
President Bush and other top political leaders gathered Thursday for the annual National Prayer Breakfast, speaking openly about their faith in the midst of the nation's difficult times. "I believe in prayer," the president said. "I pray. I pray for strength. I pray for guidance. I pray for forgiveness."