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April 24, 2017
Lawmaker's invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House
An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again. The latest skirmish came last ...
April 12, 2017
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Outside of Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are ...
March 22, 2017
Court asks who should lead prayer before government meeting
Does it matter whether a prayer opening a government meeting is led by local clergy or an elected official? That's a question ...
March 17, 2017
US denies striking mosque in Syria amid high death toll
The United States struck an al-Qaida gathering in northern Syria, killing dozens of militants, U.S. officials said Friday.
March 17, 2017
School refutes Texas official's Muslim prayer room concerns
A Texas school district says Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is raising unfounded concerns about religious freedom ...
March 08, 2017
Israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume
Israel's parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call to prayer, ...
March 02, 2017
Before "Lion," the story behind an unlikely family reunion
Editor's note: Four years before the movie "Lion" was released, two Associated Press reporters told the story of Saroo ...
February 11, 2017
Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims
Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people ...
February 03, 2017
Trump pledges to end political limits on churches
Declaring that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS ...
January 31, 2017
The Latest: Quebec mosque attack suspect appears in court
The latest on the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Quebec mosque attack suspect Alexandre ...
January 30, 2017
Canada PM says mosque attack that killed 6 is terrorism
Six people were killed and eight were injured in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers.
January 20, 2017
Another inaugural tradition _ prayer _ under fire over Trump
For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a ...
January 10, 2017
Palestinians seek weekend prayers to protest US Embassy move
A senior Palestinian official called Tuesday for mosque and church prayers "from Pakistan to Tehran, from Lebanon to Oman" ...
December 28, 2016
Trump inaugural to include prayers from prosperity preachers
Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at ...
December 22, 2016
Trump's inaugural to include interfaith prayer service
Donald Trump's Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, a customary ...
December 15, 2016
A prayer and a plea: Church shooting case ends with 911 call
A survivor of the Charleston church slayings called 911 shortly after Dylann Roof opened fire and killed nine of her friends ...
December 13, 2016
Fear of Trump pledges linger at Our Lady of Guadalupe feast
Heckel Villa noticed something different as tens of thousands of Catholics made their annual pilgrimage to a suburban Chicago ...
December 08, 2016
The Latest: Pope prays for victims of Indonesia quake
The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m.