As Egypt struggles to move to democratic government, the Islamist parties of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, who together won the majority of the Parliamentary seats, are trying to emphasize the differences between the more moderate brotherhood and the more hard line Salafis.
Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian born in New York in 1656, has been approved for sainthood by the Catholic church. With her canonization, she'll become the first Native American saint. But given the Church's history of violence and oppression against Native Americans, this isn't necessarily news to celebrate.
The Embassy of God church in Ukraine has attracted a number of adherents, as well as a number of detractors. While founder Sunday Adelaja insists he's out to save souls, an attorney said he's out to swindle and scam.
President Barack Obama on Friday said his administration will grant a broader exemption for religious organization that have an objection to providing contraceptive services to women as part of their health plans. The announcement comes amid a brewing controversy over his administration's proposal to grant a much narrower exemption.
Israeli officials are outraged over a comment by the top Islamic cleric in Jerusalem. Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, quoted Islamic scripture that's widely viewed as an attack on Jews and Judaism.
Gov. Mitt Romney is taking heat for his previous actions around access to birth control, while President Barack Obama takes criticism for a new mandate requiring religious-affiliated health plans to offer access to contraception.
Rhode Island is one of the most religious states in the country, heavily Catholic. So when a teenager protested the prayer that stands in her public school's gym, she knew it wouldn't be popular. But since a court ruled it must be taken down, she's received death threats and been called evil by elected officials.
Despite it being 20 years since the Soviet Union came apart, Russia is still struggling to determine what it means to be Russian — what the nations values really are.
Among the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, there is concern that cell phones with certain features could lead to immodesty among its community members. In an effort to combat that, but make cell phones available still, the community's rabbis have decided to review and kosher certify certain phones with limited features.
Beneath what is now the Battery Tunnel and the site of the World Trade Center is the remains of Little Syria, the first stop for Arab American immigrants who came to the United State near the turn of the 20th Century. Now, a small group is trying to save a six-story building that marks the history.