Religion News

AP News - Jan 30, 2016 3:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.Obama plans to hold talks with Muslim leaders at the Islam ...more

AP News - Dec 30, 2015 11:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections, according to a new survey.Solid majorities said it was ...more

AP News - Dec 28, 2015 10:53 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia's Chapel of Divine Love.Now, to address their shrinking numbers and ensure their prayers co ...more

AP News - Dec 10, 2015 3:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — On the night of the California shootings, Asifa Quraishi-Landes sat on her couch, her face in her hands, and thought about what was ahead for her and other Muslim women who wear a scarf or veil in public.The covering, or hijab, o ...more

AP News - Dec 01, 2015 7:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American-Bangladeshi writer who survived a machete attack by Muslim extremists that killed her husband raised alarm Tuesday about rising intimidation and violence against freedom of expression in the South Asian country.Rafi ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 12:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are ...more

AP News - Nov 23, 2015 3:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria a ...more

AP News - Nov 01, 2015 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says he used "Catholic guilt" to persuade Paul Ryan to run for speaker.On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday Boehner said he invoked God to persuade his fellow Catholic from refusing to run for ...more