Poll: Most in U.S. back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON – Most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic – and only about a third say that prohibiting in-person...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

NOGALES, Mexico – For years, Catholic-led, U.S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum-seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies,...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Virus forces world religions to change plans for holidays

SILVER SPRING, MD. – The global pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to improvise. They’re having to find new ways to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

NEW YORK – Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect alley-oop...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy, poll shows

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

The history of the cross and its many meanings over the centuries

In the fall, Catholics and some other Christian churches celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross. With the feast, Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s life, especially his salvific death on the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

The struggle to find silence in the ancient monastic world – and now

The World Health Organization has argued that “excessive noise” is a serious threat to human health. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to noise not only causes hearing loss but also leads...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

U.S. Christians hold diverse views on climate change

In their second round of debates, Democratic presidential candidates called for aggressive measures to slow climate change. As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has said, “We are the first generation to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy, poll reveals

DETROIT – Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it’s not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home....

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

Southern Baptists combat sexual abuse as critics rally

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

Catholic missionaries woo ‘nones’ on college campuses

More than 20% of all adults and over a third of millennials in the United States are not affiliated with a religion. For at least a decade, this number has been on the rise. Sexual abuse by clergy...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

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