The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was attending a seminar one day when someone asked her a question that she hasn’t been able to forget.
There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
It takes less than a minute to walk from Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue to the “De Dokwerker” statue, a monument against anti-Semitic laws whose defacement last week caused headlines both inside and outside the country.
Following days of dramatic testimony and prayer, delegates voted 438-384 to reinforce the church’s stance against ordaining gay clergy and performing same-sex weddings, in a move that threatens to split the second-largest Protestant denomination in the U.S.
Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with “the wrath of God,” end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this “brazen, aggressive and destructive evil.”
A prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and an admission of mistakes is needed to restore trust.
In D.C., many houses of worship have closed in recent years, largely because of skyrocketing real estate prices, an exodus of African-Americans from the city and millennials’ desire for unusual abodes. But how great is the loss? And how much does it really matter?
Fifty-nine-year-old Shannon Johnston said Friday he will resign as bishop of the Diocese of Virginia as of Nov. 3.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is underway and the civil rights group Muslim Advocates is warning mosques to be on guard against anti-Muslim acts including arson and vandalism.
God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.
Thousands flocked to the nation’s capital Friday for the annual March for Life. The rally and march is held each year in Washington to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Vice President Mike Pence and White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway are among the featured speakers. Here are scenes from the day’s events.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the July 16 event, which includes popular Christian musicians and religious talks.
Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting.
A group’s plans to burn a Quran outside the White House were foiled Saturday.
It’s a community all too familiar with prejudice, but Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says hate crimes and threats against Muslims nationwide are uncomfortably high.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.