Justice Dept. investigating Southern Baptist Convention handling of sex abuse
The probe follows an explosive internal report alleging sexual abuse cases were covered up
White House appoints Va. mosque leader to religious freedom commission
Mohamed Magid, executive imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, said he received word from the White House that his appointment was official.
MLK’s Baptist denomination reunites with AFL-CIO for midterm voter push
Reviving a partnership from the 1960s, the Progressive National Baptist Convention and AFL-CIO are launching a faith and labor alliance focused on battleground states.
Lutherans confront ‘perfect storm’ after trans bishop fired Latino pastor
Megan Rohrer last year became the first transgender mainline Protestant bishop — and then resigned after backlash for removing a pastor on a key feast day.
Church’s altered ‘Hamilton’ is followed by sermon comparing homosexuality to addiction
An edited version of the hit show produced by the Door McAllen church in Texas did not get the blessing of the Broadway musical's creators, a “Hamilton” spokesperson told The Washington Post.
Catholic bishops spent big on Kansas abortion vote — and maybe lost bigger
The Kansas abortion vote may hint at mounting backlash against the church’s involvement in the nation’s abortion debate — not least among Catholics themselves.
Faiths unite against gun violence on anniversary of Sikh temple shooting
Sikhs are memorializing the 2012 mass shooting by standing in solidarity with other faith communities struck by mass gun violence and white supremacy.
Clerics sue over Florida abortion law, saying it violates religious freedom
The lawsuits are at the vanguard of efforts to rewrite the dominant narrative that says the only “religious” view on abortion is to oppose it.
Democrats call on IRS to review right-wing group’s ‘church’ status
House Democrats say the Family Research Council, a right-wing advocacy group, may be exploiting its “church” designation to avoid scrutiny.
Pope Francis says ‘door is open’ to eventual retirement as he slows pace
Pope Francis, on his return flight to Rome from Canada, said it was a “normal option” to think about retirement, although he hadn't reached that point yet.
Pope Francis takes leave of Canada in Nunavut amid criticism
Indigenous people say his apologies for the actions of "many Christians" in Canada's residential schools were a crucial first step. But they still want him to apologize for the Church as an institution.
Kansas nuns oppose state abortion amendment, challenging archbishop
The nuns argue that Kansas’s abortion measure would have negative repercussions for women and allow politicians to “impose religious beliefs on all Kansans.”
A Congo teen alleged rape by a priest. She had to flee. He can still say Mass.
A Post investigation of an abuse case in a powerful African diocese found the Catholic Church failed to follow its new accountability rules.
After court ruling, activists push prayer into schools
After the Kennedy decision, they say church and state are already too separate.
Pope apologizes for ‘evil committed by so many Christians’ in Canada’s residential schools
On his first full day in Canada, Francis apologized to Indigenous survivors of the often-brutal system school system run in part by the Catholic Church.
Catholics in D.C. mourn loss of Latin Mass after decree bans practice
Saint Mary Mother of God Parish in D.C.’s Chinatown was told that by Sept. 21, it was to cease use of Latin rituals.
Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to ban old Latin Mass in parishes
The move is meant to align the region with Pope Francis's wishes on an issue dividing the church along ideological lines.
Southern Baptists’ new president shines spotlight on rural churches
Bart Barber is the first Southern Baptist Convention president in nearly two decades not to emerge from an urban or suburban megachurch.