Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series about faith and aging.
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Republican lawmakers in Indiana pledged on Monday to clarify a religious freedom bill that was slammed by businesses and activists for sending a message of discrimination against gays after it was passed last week.
It’s all in how you tell it, local rabbis say when it comes to engaging teens in the Passover Seder. The holiday dinner commemorates the Israelites’ liberation and exodus from Egypt where they were slaves. “The Passover story is still the same tale of freedom, but with stories that reflect the times,” suggests Rabbi Malcolm Cohen of Temple Sinai Las Vegas.
Pope Francis will visit President Barack Obama at the White House on September 23 as part of the pontiff’s first visit to the United States.
Kara Tippetts, the Christian blogger and author who begged fellow cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard not to take her own life but let death take its course, died Sunday from breast cancer.
Chinese relic experts claim that a 1,000-year-old mummified monk encased in a Buddha statue was stolen from a village temple in Eastern China in 1995, state media reported.
The archbishop of Naples claimed on Saturday that the dried blood of the city’s patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule on Saturday while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored.
Last year, Good Samaritan Lutheran Church added service projects to its Lenten observance. It worked so well, churchgoers are volunteering again this year. “We just decided our catchphrase is, ‘Rather than do church during Lent, let’s be the church,’” the Rev. Don Lorfing, senior pastor, says.
Clark County Commissioners have given their blessing to plans for the valley’s first Islamic cemetery, but many neighbors have yet to make their peace with the project.
Citizens from wealthy nations are less likely than citizens from poor nations to see religion as an important role in their daily lives, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center.
In the wake of a landmark anti-discrimination and religious liberties bill being signed into law, a top leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering insight into the church’s decision to support it.
Friends, family and congregation members gathered March 8 at the Nichiren Buddhist Kannon Temple of Nevada, 1600 E. Sahara Ave., for Kanai’s second welcome-home ceremony.
A prominent Mormon activist who was excommunicated for apostasy after he supported same-sex marriage and questioned church doctrine appealed on Tuesday against his expulsion, saying it was unjustified and calling for his case to be heard again.
Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ. And it isn’t your typical suburban home, according to research published in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology.
It’s either the most simple or the most complex question imaginable, and one that has tantalized religious leaders, philosophers and average, everyday mortals ever since we, as a species, first realized that none of us will be here forever.
St. Paul’s Charismatic Episcopal Church had become too comfortable in its ways. “We came on Sundays, we worshipped the Lord, and then the biggest question was, ‘Where are we going to go for lunch?’” the Rev. Chris Moran recalls. Unexpectedly forced out of its home, the church found both a new building and a new outlook.
North Korea has detained the head pastor of one of Canada’s largest congregations, who went missing during a regular humanitarian mission last month, a church spokeswoman said Thursday.
New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district — the nation’s biggest — one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.
After several upsetting culture clashes with local commercial funeral homes, a long-time local doctor is leading an effort to develop the valley’s first Muslim cemetery near a mosque and Islamic school a few miles south of McCarran International Airport.
A small, Christian college in South Carolina said on Friday it had not banned gay students or homosexuality from its campus under its controversial new “Statement on Human Sexuality,” which calls the practice sinful.
Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the “throw-away culture” of globalization and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society.
Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development offers people of all — or no — religious persuasions a place to expand their prayer life and explore spirituality in its many interpretations away from the interference and distractions of everyday life.
A celebration of the past breathed excitement, support and love into Congregation Ner Tamid.