Md. School System Strips Religious Names from CalendarMaryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from next year's school calendar, including Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas, and the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.
Republicans Rallying Behind 'Religious Liberty' Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP.
Poll: 72 Percent of U.S. Says Religion Losing Influence on American LifeNearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.
Report: Atheist Group Reveals 24 Congressional Lawmakers Don't Believe in GodAn atheist organization reveals there are two dozen members of Congress who do not believe in God.
Faith-Affiliated Nonprofits' Obamacare Contraceptive Cases Next For Supreme CourtHow much distance from an immoral act is enough?
Business Owner: We Want To Provide Good Health Care For Employees But Don't Want To Fund Abortive ProceduresBusiness owners who don't want to pay for their employees' birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Believe God Played Role In Human ExistenceNearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.
Federal Judge Dismisses Atheist Group's Lawsuit Against IRS Over Tax Exemptions For Churches, Religious GroupsA federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an atheist group challenging tax exemptions for churches and religious groups in the federal tax code.
Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute WealthPope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
Nigeria Police: 53 Schoolgirls Escaped; 276 Girls Are Still Held Captive By Islamic ExtremistsThe number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from what police said before.