From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.
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By Meredith Somers - The Washington Times
The Islamic new year begins Friday, a time for Muslims to reflect on the past 12 months and remember the origins of their faith. Published October 23, 2014
Roma Downey of "Touched by an Angel" acting fame said a new show's coming to television that will highlight how God has worked in every day believers' lives — and she's seeking those with a miracle story to tell.
A poll conducted in the wake of Houston's move to subpoena sermons shows that voters overwhelmingly agree religious leaders should be able to stand up for their beliefs without government prosecution.
A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in a letter Wednesday called Houston Mayor Annise Parker's subpoena of church pastors "an abuse of government power" and urged the mayor to withdraw the court documents.
A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after he performed a wedding ceremony for his son and his son's male partner — but who was then reinstated by an appeals board — is due for another hearing before the church's highest judicial body.
A leading Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia said in a recent televised broadcast that Twitter is downright evil — and in fact, he said, is the "source of all evil."
A federal judge in Puerto Rico said yes, the territory may in fact keep intact a ban on gay marriage — a ruling that legal minds say could now reverberate among Northeastern states.
Actress Cybill Shepherd said she was born a Christian, turned away from praying during her rising Hollywood years, but has since rekindled a relationship with Jesus — and just shortly after was tapped to act in a film about redemption.
Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.
Wyoming on Tuesday was poised to become the next state in line to cave to the gay marriage crowd, prepping to file a legal notice that makes clear authorities won't defend its ban on same-sex unions.
A blacklisted priest is calling on Catholics to keep up the momentum for change generated by this month's Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops, which divided church leaders on how welcoming the 2,000-year-old faith should be toward 21st century issues like gay marriage and divorce.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines.
Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.
The rabbi arrested last week for spying on women at a Georgetown synagogue had a history of inappropriate behavior, according to a statement from the Rabbinical Council of America.
A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
Mike Huckabee, conservative Fox News talk show host and talked-about Republican candidate for president in 2016, said pastors around the nation ought to rally against Houston's mayor and send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles to her as a message in support of free speech.
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Northwest celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, mere days after completion of an extensive renovation that brightened the sanctuary, patched the roof and installed glass doors at the entrance.
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