Complaints about religious freedom problems in the United States pale in comparison with atrocities faced by religious minorities abroad, the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador told a forum on tolerance.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The Baptist World Alliance criticized the United States for a presidential executive order indefinitely suspending refugee resettlement from Syria and temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.
By David Roach/Baptist Press
Archaeologists discover the site where the Roman army breached the outer walls of ancient Jerusalem before capturing the city and destroying the Second Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
By Michele Chabin / Religion News Service
Nearly six months after Secretary of State John Kerry declared the murder of Christians in the Middle East “genocide,” Westerners are doing little to stop the killings, activists for the victims’ plight said.
By Adelle Banks / Religion News Service
Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham is not only Olympian Vashti Cunningham’s father, but also her coach—and her pastor.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
When Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win an individual medal in swimming, earning gold in the women’s 100-meter freestyle, she was quick to credit God for that accomplishment.
By Tim Ellsworth / Baptist Press
Micah Christenson spent the past year playing professional volleyball in Italy. He thought it would be fun, until he got there.
The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities.
Violent Islamist attacks in France and Germany have piled pressure on the two governments to search for new ways to confront the grim challenge they now face—radicalized Muslim youth.
By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
Baptist mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life significantly influenced Olympian Michael Phelps during rehab after his second arrest on a drunken driving charge.
Steele Johnson and David Boudia earned a silver medal in Rio. But the synchronized divers insist they find their identity in Christ, not on an Olympic podium.