Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
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Sunday Assembly is a global network of congregations that meet to celebrate life with the best bits of church — communal singing, inspirational speakers and camaraderie — minus the religion.
As Father Bob Stoekig began his hopeful and heart-felt homily on keeping the faith in the face of storm and tragedy, a thought occurred to me.
With the release of “Inside Out” this week, some writers are calling attention to characteristics Pixar films nurture in children — namely, spirituality.
A grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham resigned his post atop a prominent south Florida church after admitting to “moral failure,” according to a statement from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Not originally envisioned as a formal group, the choir and its charismatic director James R. Smith grew into a gospel powerhouse welcomed equally by churchgoers and high-profile performers.
Americans’ confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm’s confidence-in-institutions list.
When you listen to Rabbi Yehuda Maryles talk about the teens he mentors as local director of the Jewish Student Union, it becomes clear that if he didn’t have a whaddya-gonna-do sense of humor, they would probably have him running for the door.
Pope Francis demanded swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.
Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.
Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion.
There’s something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.
Once a month, Swami Atmavidyananda drops in from Los Angeles to hold services, give lectures, encourage study of Hindu spiritual books, lead congregants in meditation and song, and enjoy a potluck meal. “We’re giving people a context for them to keep their spiritual progress going,” he says.
Pope Francis approved on Wednesday an unprecedented Vatican tribunal to judge bishops accused of covering up or failing to prevent sexual abuse of minors, but one victims’ group branded the move as too little too late.
Part of growing up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is serving on a mission after high school. Whether they serve overseas or elsewhere in the United States, those who have answered the call find it an illuminating experience.
In the Las Vegas Valley, the art has been passed from members at one parish to another. The rosaries they make are distributed free of charge to students in religious education programs, to missions for outreach efforts, to prisons and to people in need.
Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, the oldest member of the faith’s highest governing body and who spoke against same-sex marriage, died from cancer on Saturday at age 92, the church said.
With as little as $200 in the bank at one point during the Great Recession, The Rock Christian Church managed not only to hang on, but to outgrow one meeting place and start saving for its own building someday.
“The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it’s ‘have I retained them?’” To this older man, who took part in a survey on technology and religion, it does not matter whether he is reading the scriptures on his phone or in “the well-worn pages of the family Bible.”
A North Las Vegas family demands an apology from Somerset Academy after their daughter’s teacher told her to remove a Bible verse from a school assignment.
A new study reported that almost half of all children who grow up as religiously unaffiliated (that’s about one in 10 Americans kids) end up finding religion later in life.
On Sunday, in a canonization laden with significance both religious and political, Pope Francis declared Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy the first two Palestinian saints of modern times.
Organizers of the Celebrate Israel Las Vegas Festival said the notes placed in the 32-foot simulated wall eventually will make their way to Jerusalem and be inserted into the real Western Wall.
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