Religion

Religion

    Catholic Institutions File 12 Lawsuits Challenging Health Care Mandate

    Catholic institutions are striking back against a provision in the Affordable Care Act that would force them to pay for or provide contraceptives and...

    Mormon Church Condemns BYU Professor’s Racist Remarks

    The Mormon Church Feb. 29 condemned racism in the church after a Brigham Young University (BYU) professor said Blacks aren’t ready for priesthood. Church officials...

    NAACP’s Religious Roundtable Speaks Out Against Rev. Franklin Graham’s Obama/Muslim Comments

    Several faith leaders involved in the NAACP's Religious Roundtable have released a letter that speaks out against Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham after...

    Libby Clark, Veteran Black Press Food, Religion Writer, Dies at 94

    Funeral services for Libby Clark, a trailblazing Black female journalist, food and religion writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel for 50 years and editor...

    Century-old Afro-Brazilian Religion Under Threat

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rosa Cardoso has practiced the Afro-Brazilian religion of Umbanda almost all of her 89 years, yet she hasn't stopped...

    Edward Z. Watson Jr., 94

    Edward Zarius Watson JR., a man of distinction, strength and courage, was born on Feb. 3, 1917 to the late Hannah Allen and Edward...

    Relief, Anger at Washington-Area Mosque Where al-Awlaki Preached

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — At the Washington-area mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki preached a decade ago, there were few tears over the death of...

    Preacher Calls Oprah Precursor to the Antichrist

    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may play a role in the coming of the Antichrist—at least, according to Mike Bickle, founder and executive director...

    T.D. Jakes Chastises Franklin Graham for Obama Statements

    Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes this weekend denounced the Rev. Franklin Graham for questioning President Obama’s faith in a recent television interview. “I find...

    President Obama Names Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

    Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 14 as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the Department of...

    DOJ Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Muslim Woman

    The Justice Department’s involvement in a lawsuit against an Illinois school district on the grounds that the school system violated the civil rights of...

    Local Islamic Leaders Call Congressional Hearing a ‘Witch Hunt’

    The athan, a Muslim call to prayer, sounded throughout Masjid Muhammad in the Washington, D.C.’s northwest as it has for decades to a quiet...