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US Judge Ordering Russia to Preserve Jewish Texts

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A federal judge in Washington is ordering Russia to preserve sacred religious documents that members of a Hasidic Jewish movement are suing to recover and fear could be headed to the black market.

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Aussie Cleric Slammed Over Domestic Violence Views

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Australia's prime minister has joined Muslim leaders in condemning a cleric's comments that husbands are entitled to smack disobedient wives and force them to have sex.

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Louisville Archdiocese Freezing Employee Salaries

Posted: 01/23/2009 - About 3,000 employees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., will have their wages frozen in an effort to save money and minimize tuition increases at its schools.

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Baptist Foundation Loses $1.4M in Madoff Fraud

Posted: 01/23/2009 - The Madoff investment fraud has reportedly led to $1.4 million in losses for the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, including $600,000 for Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

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Religious Group Applauds Decision Closing Guantanamo

Posted: 01/23/2009 - The National Religious Campaign Against Torture says it is "thrilled" with the decision of President Barack Obama to close the detention center at Guantanamo and to ban torture.

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Jewish Leaders Object to Nazi Imagery at Rallies

Posted: 01/20/2009 - The head of Israel's Holocaust memorial says the use of Nazi imagery at recent anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe has fanned the flames of anti-Semitism and incited violence against Jews.

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Church Collapses Kills 9

Posted: 01/20/2009 - Authorities picked through a latticework of bent steel yesterday after the roof at one of Brazil's largest evangelical churches collapsed between services on Sunday, killing nine people.

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Rev. Rick Warren Gives Inauguration Invocation Today

Posted: 01/20/2009 - The Rev. Rick Warren, who's giving today's invocation at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, yesterday gave the keynote address at the Atlanta church where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was once pastor.

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Ebenezer Crowd Hails Today's Inauguration

Posted: 01/20/2009 - Today's inauguration of the nation's first black president is seen as a huge step toward realizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial equality.

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Atheists Want God Stricken from Obama's Inaugural Oath

Posted: 01/15/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama plans to conclude his inaugural oath next Tuesday with the words "so help me God." But some atheists and agnostics have gone to federal court in hopes of stopping him.

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Suspended Priest Sentenced to 13 Years

Posted: 01/15/2009 - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who embezzled $432,000 from two rural parishes in Virginia has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

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Former NFL Star Leads Church

Posted: 01/15/2009 - During his pro football career, Aeneas Williams earned a reputation as a quiet leader who professed a deep Christian faith.

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Church Shooting Suspect Attempts Suicide

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Authorities in New Jersey say a man charged with killing his estranged wife and another person in a church service shooting has tried to commit suicide in jail by overdosing on drugs.

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