Masked, gloved workers fill pews, packing food for the coronavirus needy

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The president's announcement could put a strain on pastors because parishioners might pressure them to open too soon.

  • Kent Annan and Jamie Aten
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A Mississippi church that challenged restrictions against in-person worship services burned to the ground Wednesday. Authorities are investigating the crime as arson.


Catholic and some Lutheran leaders say it’s discriminatory to restrict their services more than retail.

Ramadan is normally a month of intense connection, with hours of feasting and togetherness every night. This year, many struggled through the holiday alone.

Two churches in quickly reopened states cancel their services for a second time because of coronavirus.

Church felt at once familiar and different

She was known in her family for a childlike joy about things like sharks’ teeth, blooming mountain laurels and swimming into her 90′s.

“Folks are really desperate to get back with their church families,” says Pastor Jim Drake in Bluefield, Va.

Rev. Mark White's case asks: Does it cause disunity or foster it to attack church leadership over sex abuse cases?

As states reopen, faith leaders are strategizing how to prevent the spread of the virus by reevaluating common practices in churches.

One expert predicts the U.S. Catholic Church will need a billion dollars just to keep functioning.

Pastors are trying to help members of their congregation while dealing with losses of their own.

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A rabbi on being a symbol. A son on the role of a strong faith. A nephew on how mourning is elongated — in a good way.

Twice as many Americans say the virus hasn't changed their faith and another quarter say they're not religious

The report praises Uzbekistan and Sudan for improvements and says India allowed "campaigns of harassment and violence."

Many small houses of worship are surviving week to week

The region's mosques prepare for a holiday in isolation.

Video of the alleged incident shows the bus stopping just short of where a protester was standing.

Critics questioned why the country — where a third of the population lives in extreme poverty — is giving away medical supplies during a pandemic.

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Anti-abortion activists might seem to be dealt a blow from a new documentary that features Norma McCorvey admitting her conversion to their camp — after spending years as the face of abortion rights, “Jane Roe” of the historic 1973 Supreme Court case — came with payments

  • Elana Schor and David Crary | AP
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Muslim American groups and the Anti-Defamation League are decrying the U.S. Agency for International Development’s hiring of a religious freedom adviser who has reportedly made past anti-Islam comments

  • Mariam Fam and Elana Schor | AP
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An airman charged with murder in the death of a 27-year-old Mennonite Sunday school teacher told authorities he was raised in the religion and joined the Air Force to escape a difficult, sheltered and restricted life

  • Felicia Fonseca | AP
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An airman charged with murder in the death of a 27-year-old Mennonite Sunday school teacher told authorities he was raised in the religion and joined the Air Force to escape a difficult, sheltered and restricted life

  • Felicia Fonseca | AP
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An interfaith experiment is underway

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