Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."
MINNEAPOLIS-The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed its financial reorganization plan in bankruptcy court Thursday, offering a strategy for regaining financial stability while compensating an expected 400 clergy abuse claims.
In a giant convention center in the far northwest corner of the country last week, thousands of people representing millions of members gathered for discussion and debate that at times was so impassioned it threatened to rip their nearly half-century-old organization apart.
John M. Perkins – who has has written 14 books, received 13 honorary degrees and is an internationally recognized voice on racial reconciliation – will spend the weekend in Raleigh, where he will speak at three churches.
A 37-year-old man from Gastonia pleaded guilty Friday in New Mexico federal court to using force or threat of force to intentionally obstruct a Muslim woman in the free exercise of her religious beliefs.
Q: I have a dear friend (L). We are both volunteers at a soup kitchen and have worked together for over 10 years. She has no faith, although she was born Jewish and she does not believe in an afterlife. L cannot imagine never seeing her family, or her grandchildren again. I attempted to tell her about my belief in the afterlife, but she was not convinced. L has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can help her? – A from Locust Valley, N.Y.
Q: I can’t help but look at things as if it was a line. Before man on the line is God. Who is before him? If it is a super-God then who is before the super-God? You see my dilemma? I can’t put a point as to where the line starts. – W
The Rev. Val Rosenquist and retired Bishop Melvin Talbert defied the United Methodist Church's ban on same-sex marriage by performing a wedding at Charlotte's First United Methodist. They married John Romano and Jim Wilborne.
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Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina
Take an aerial tour of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral construction in Raleigh
Bishop Michael Curry installed as 27th Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church
Bishop Michael Curry welcomed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church