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Posted Jan 21, 2017 at 4:38 AM

Like many presidents before him, Donald Trump ended his oath of office with "so help me God" and mentioned God several times in his inauguration speech.

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 11:42 AM

The Minneapolis Institute of Art was host to a large exhibit of Reformation-era art this past winter, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's “Ninety-Five Theses.”

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 6:08 AM

In recent decades, Hollywood hasn't typically been sympathetic to religious faith. There are, however, some exceptions. We suggest a few of them.

Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

We're just about three weeks away from Super Bowl LI. So it's only natural that Americans begin planning their annual traditions.

Posted Jan 18, 2017 at 3:38 AM

Donald Trump will take the oath of office using both the Abraham Lincoln Bible — which President Barack Obama used during his two inaugurations — and his own Trump family Bible.

Posted Jan 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Few Americans trust traditional community leaders to lead difficult conversations, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

Posted Jan 15, 2017 at 8:38 AM

The new year ushered in a change in leadership at the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty, but the 80-year-old organization's commitment to safeguarding First Amendment religious protections for all Americans will remain unshaken.

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 3:38 AM

The founder of Facebook posted a cheerful message on Christmas Day, saying that he, his wife, child and dog were all celebrating the holiday together.

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 1:38 AM

How do Americans decide what's best for religious freedom when leading scholars and activists can't agree?

Updated Jan 8, 2017 at 1:43 AM

Lawmakers, lawyers and the leaders of religiously affiliated organizations are waging an ongoing war over what counts as sex discrimination.

Posted Jan 7, 2017 at 10:38 AM

The veneration of saints and their tombs is a global practice across many distinct faiths. In the Islamic world, it takes on a special character and importance in the northwest African nation of Morocco.

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