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These Are The Last Remaining Followers Of African American Spiritual Leader Father Divine | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.03.2015 | Arts

Father's Estate, The Mountain of the House of the Lord In 1930s Harlem, a man known as Father Divine founded the International Peace Mission ...

'My Father Offered Me As A ‘Maiden' Sacrifice To An Alleged Cult Leader'

Posted 06.30.2015 | Dr. Phil

Lindsay says that at age 13, she was chosen by alleged cult leader Victor Barnard to be one of his 10 “maidens” and she was expected to perform wi...

Religious Groups Condemn Supreme Court Ruling On Government Prayer

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Today, a narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld the practice of sectarian prayers before local council meetings in the town of Greece, New York. The de...

Conservative Religious Groups Say They Were Scrutinized By IRS

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and EMERY DALESIO | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two conservative religious groups say they were also the subject of unusual scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service. The son of...

IRS Failure Gives Religious Groups Free Rein On Political Activity

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, le...

Reframing the Argument on Gay Marriage

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Hamady

In North Carolina this week, we were distracted yet again by the 'marriage' issue from the real matter at hand: equality. Which we can achieve by demanding the legality of civil unions.

Tennessee Guv Vetoes Bill Targeting College Religious Groups

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam plans to veto a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious grou...

WATCH: Traveler Looks For 'Jesus' In Siberia

Posted 12.23.2011 | Travel

The globetrotting provocateurs at Vice have just released one of their weirdest travel series yet: A three-part documentary hunt for "Jesus of Siberia...

Mormons, Baptists Assist In Tornado Cleanup

Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion

By Greg Garrison c. 2011 Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Mormon missionaries are often unwelcome guests when they knock at local fron...

Statements From Muslim, Jewish And Christian Denominations

Posted 07.02.2011 | Religion

Many religious groups have issued statements in the wake of President Obama's announcement late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed. We ...

Evangelicals Named To Ministry Watchdog Panel

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has announced members of a commissi...

Religious Groups Weigh In On Both Sides Of Healthcare Repeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a law that would repeal last year's landmark health care legislation, faith groups in America have...

Religious Groups Turn To Core Values To Heal The Planet

Mother Nature Network | Robynne Boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the last few years, the politics of environmentalism has become so divided that the government's ability to tackle intractable problems like clim...

Bush Admin: Groups That Hire Based On Religion Can Receive Taxpayer Money

New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a newly disclosed legal memorandum, the Bush administration says it can bypass laws that forbid giving taxpayer money to religious groups that hire...