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Atheists step in to help Ohio pastor assaulted by ‘militant atheist’

RNS () — A prominent Chicago atheist is reaching out to an Ohio pastor who was brutally beaten by a … Continued

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RNS () — Growing up Baptist, J. Dana Trent heard plenty of warnings about interfaith romance. Marrying the wrong person … Continued

A reality TV show about snake handlers to debut in September

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A pair of snake-handling Pentecostal preachers are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set … Continued

The New Religious Fundamentalists? Christian Millennials.

Christian Millennials need to get over themselves.

Queen approves same-sex marriage bill in England, Wales

CANTERBURY, England — England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after … Continued

Lifetree Cafes offer space for tough topics

WATERBURY, Conn. — On a recent Monday evening, a room inside Christ Community Church was transformed into a coffeehouse with … Continued

Godless funerals thrive in ‘post-Catholic’ Ireland

DUBLIN — Patricia Wojnar left a 32-year career in interior design to pursue a degree that wasn’t in demand: a … Continued

Supreme Court to hear case on prayer at government meetings

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday (May 20) to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings — … Continued

British church attendance stabilizes after years of decline

CANTERBURY, England — The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches is continuing to drop, but church … Continued

An evangelical prayer for immigration reform

Today, in Washington, D.C., hundreds of evangelicals from across the country gathered to worship, pray and meet with legislators to … Continued

Atheists find a Sunday-morning connection with other nonbelievers

HOUSTON — Sunday mornings at Houston Oasis may have the look and feel of a church, but there’s no cross, … Continued

A Mormon glass ceiling shattered

In recent weeks we’ve seen some grand changes in the world. A pope unexpectedly resigned, and a new one selected … Continued

Celebrities recall brushes with Graham in’Billy & Me’

Evangelist Billy Graham has rubbed elbows with celebrities ranging from presidents to journalists to musicians. In “Billy Graham & Me,” … Continued

Obamas attend church prior to White House swearing-in

A boisterous chant of “forward” rolled from the pews of a District church Sunday , echoing the sermon and a … Continued

Mormons help storm-damaged N.Y. community

AP An New York Police Department van drives along a street soaked with rain and covered with debris in a … Continued

‘Scandalous’ evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson gets star turn on Broadway

NEW YORK — Broadway openings often feature a first — the debut of a new star, the premiere of a … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Mormons lower age for missionaries, setting off changes for parents, women, schools

SALT LAKE CITY — Call it a change for the ages. In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon … Continued

Political discourse: a family affair

AP This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, … Continued

Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?

Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses — just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of … Continued