(NEW YORK) -- LGBTQ advocates are criticizing the Justice Department for a court filing in which the DOJ wrote it would "vigorously" defend a religious exemption that allows federally funded religious colleges and universities to discriminate against minorities. The DOJ also said, in relation to... Read More.
By ASHLEY LOUSZKO, ALLIE YANG, LAURA COBURN, JINSOL JUNG, and NEIL GIARDINO, ABC News(PITTSBURGH, Penn.) -- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rev. Paul Abernathy has been helping his Pennsylvania community navigate the virus’ devastating impact.Now, as... Read More.
By CLARK BENTSON, ABC News(UR, Iraq) -- Pope Francis gathered members of the prominent faiths in Iraq at Ur, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham, for an inter-religious convocation meant to promote unity among Iraqi's diverse religious communities."This... Read More.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With Johnson & Johnson vaccines on their way across the country, a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives is being revived: much of the research for coronavirus inoculations relies on the use of material derived from... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- Hindu pilgrims in India have begun gathering along the Ganges River on the first day of Kumbh Mela, despite coronavirus restrictions in what is often described as the largest religious festival in the world.Images... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two men have been arrested after allegedly stealing remains of military veterans from a cemetery in Florida that they subsequently used for “religious practices,” authorities said.On Dec. 6, 2020, four graves at the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Mahershala Ali reveals he accepted a role in David Fincher's 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but only on the condition that he wouldn't have to film a love scene with co-star Taraji P. Henson. The 46-year-old actor, who converted to Islam... Read More.
By MATTHEW VANN and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday became the second Catholic to be elected president, and very quickly invoked his faith for his future in the White House.Some prominent... Read More.
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As U.S. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s name has emerged atop a list of possible replacements for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, her long affiliation with a small, Charismatic Christian... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a victory for advocates of school choice, striking down Montana's exclusion of religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits.The narrow 5-4... Read More.