As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?
The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Thursday condemned emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist and other insulting language.Shares
A Delaware judge says state officials can pursue a lawsuit against elders of a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for failing to report suspected child abuse.Shares
Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.Shares
Government agencies couldn't revoke a group's public funding or tax exempt status for acting upon its opposition to gay marriage, premarital sex or transgender rights under a South Dakota bill that passed its first legislative test Wednesday.Shares
Peace was the focus of the Holy See's representative in a recent speech to the United Nations, where he renewed calls to support negotiations between Israel and Palestine and between the warring factions in Syria.Shares
The "Pope of Surprises" is at it again. Pope Francis is set to be featured in the upcoming film "Beyond the Sun," the first pope in history to play himself in a big screen production.Shares
In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first presidential visit to an American mosque.Shares