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Blog Post Archive

The Latest: Biden meets with Vatican secretary of state

3 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):

Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea

9 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Prominent detentions of foreigners by North Korea in recent years:

Illinois school settles separation of church and state case

16 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge.

'Lucifer in the flesh,' from the Middle Ages to Ted Cruz

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Now we know about John Boehner's vision of the Devil incarnate. What about John Milton's or Walt Disney's?

Slow progress on solving attacks on minorities in Bangladesh

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

As Bangladesh faces pressure to prevent more attacks against minorities and moderates in civil society, police have made slow progress in solving past cases. Only one of 15 killings has been prosecuted since 2013. Meanwhile the killing of two gay rights activists on Monday night has sent fearful members of the already small and secretive LGBT community underground.

Hawaii church deploying igloos to house homeless families

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

A church in Hawaii looking to address the state’s ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands’ tropical climate: igloos.

Cruz’ ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

Missouri religious objections proposal fails in committee

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.

The Latest: Lawyer denies charge that friar endangered kids

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on a hearing to decide whether three Franciscan friars should stand trial on child endangerment and other charges for their role in supervising another friar accused of molesting more than 100 children (all times local):

Bono's advice to Christian musicians: Get real

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

"Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism," the U2 frontman says in a new documentary.

Poll: Wide differences in Muslim views on political Islam

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A survey in 10 countries with significant Muslim populations, released Wednesday, found “striking” differences in the extent to which people believe the Quran should influence a nation’s laws.

Image of Asia: Greetings from the Dalai Lama

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

In this photo by Ashwini Bhatia, an elderly Tibetan woman who was among people waiting to receive the Dalai Lama gets emotional as the spiritual leader greets devotees upon arrival at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in India. The Tibetan spiritual leader presided over a convocation event at the institute near Dharmsala, the Himalayan hill town where he has lived in exile.

'We need healing,' pastor says after fatal church shooting during hymns

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Hundreds of congregants were in Keystone Fellowship Church near Philadelphia when the fatal shooting occurred.

Pope Francis's advice for inmates: Keep faith, even when time seems to stop

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The pope has spent a lot of time visiting inmates, and just wrote down some of his thoughts.

The Latest: 3 dozen more protesters arrested at legislature

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on rallies held over a law limiting protections for LGBT people on the first day of North Carolina’s legislative session (all times local):

Colorado court: Ruling stands that baker can’t cite religion

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, letting stand a previous ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner must provide service despite his Christian beliefs.

Religious leaders object to religious objections law

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Several Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious-objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.

Recent attacks blamed on radical Islamists in Bangladesh

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The killing of three people by suspected Islamist extremists in Bangladesh in two days has heightened concerns about the safety of advocates of secularism and free speech in the mostly Muslim nation.

Small number of Muslims backing Trump see past his bluster

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he’s in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn’t have more company.

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