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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

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

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

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

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

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

What was Romney like as a Mormon bishop?

Lani Gerson left the Mormon Church long before Mitt Romney came to excommunicate her. Gerson, 65, grew up in Arizona … Continued

Aurora worshippers seek solace, guidance after movie theater shooting

AURORA, Colo. — Worshippers in this city rocked by Friday’s (July 20) mass shooting flocked to church Sunday, seeking solace … Continued

Can Christianity be revived?

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST The Bishops’ Garden on the National Cathedral grounds as seen on July, 18, 2010 in Washington, … Continued

Analysis: Catholic bishops divided in legal battle against Obama birth control mandate

NEW YORK — The wave of lawsuits filed this week by more than 40 Catholic groups against the Obama administration’s … Continued

Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate

The story of the trial, crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth, which is recited, sung and often acted out … Continued

The Christian case for Mormon values

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Obama at National Prayer Breakfast: Presidency has ‘deepened my faith’

By Elizabeth Tenety President Obama gave Americans a peek into the spiritual life of a president Thursday, speaking at the … Continued

What will America learn today about Obama’s faith?

By Michelle Boorstein President Barack Obama, speaking at the 2010 National Prayer Breakfast. Is today the day America will get … Continued

Voting booth is not ‘moral free zone’

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher It’s been four years since a gunman entered an … Continued