The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.
Author and historical researcher Michael Paulkovich says that Jesus of Nazareth was a “mythical character” who “never existed” due to his absence from 126 historical texts written in the first to third centuries.
After an advertisement featuring German dictator Adolf Hitler and calling for an end to U.S. aid to Islamic countries was plastered on the sides of 20 Metro buses last month, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is striking back.
A new poll finds a sharp increase in the number of Americans who consider the Bible merely the teachings of men rather than the word of God, with nearly one-in-five Americans (19 percent) saying they are skeptical of the Bible.
The American Humanist Association is asking a federal judge to hold the Carroll County Commissioners in contempt for violating his order barring them from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding the Pentagon remove Nativity scenes at Guantanamo Bay.
One of England’s most respected clerics is warning that the Church of England faces “extinction” within a generation unless it can attract young people back to the faith.
Former Vice Presidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin said that some “liberal” statements from Pope Francis have “taken her aback,” and she expressed caution that this may be influenced by media narratives.
The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings.
The annual “Open Doors World Watch List” survey of Christian religious liberty finds that 2012 was a very hostile year of persecution for more than 100 million Christians worldwide.