Religious Education

Nevada leader to give first Hindu prayer in Oklahoma Senate

Apr 28, 2018

A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the first Hindu prayer in the Oklahoma Senate as part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature that's faced criticism its lack of religious diversity

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Marquette stands behind 'Pride Prom' organizers

Apr 13, 2018

Students at Marquette University are moving ahead with a "Pride Prom" celebrating the school's LGBT community despite an online petition from a Catholic group asking the Jesuit school to block it.

Pakistan students pray for victims of airstrike in Kunduz

Apr 11, 2018

Pakistani religious students hold prayer service for victims of airstrike in neighboring Afghanistan

Pope won't apologize for role in Canada residential schools

Mar 28, 2018

The Catholic church says Pope Francis will not apologize to Canadian residential school survivors who were taken from their families and put in government schools where they were forced to convert to Christianity.

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse

Mar 17, 2018

The Vatican on Friday has removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif dodges shoe thrown in seminary

Mar 11, 2018

Pakistani police say they have arrested a man and his accomplice for throwing a shoe at former premier Nawaz Sharif in the eastern city of Lahore

Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

Feb 9, 2018

The head of the Catholic Church's leading academic center on preventing priestly sexual abuse says the #MeToo movement and the recent controversy over a Chilean bishop show the need for a broader response to "the abuse of power and conscience."

Pakistan's Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom

Jan 13, 2018

Famed cricketer turned politician says meeting US President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but "I would meet him."

Catholic officials threaten ex-seminarians over sex claims

Nov 24, 2017

Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when they lived together at the youth seminary inside the Vatican gardens

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