Faith Groups Urge Super Committee to Retain Programs for the Poor
October 28 2011 6:31 AM EDT
A coalition of religious organizations has come together to urge Congressional leaders to spare safety-net programs that assist the poor when they search for ways to reduce the U.S. budget deficit.
Statue of Liberty: Remembering Emma Lazarus and Her 14 Iconic Lines
October 27 2011 7:10 PM EDT
In 14 lines engraved on a plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) captured the belief in the American Dream that has defined the United States' self-image for more than a century and moved millions of immigrants to seek refuge here.
Yom Kippur 2011: Understanding the Jewish ‘Day of Atonement’
October 06 2011 5:42 PM EDT
The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 and ends 24 hours later on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Horrific Pictures of Animal Sacrifice, the Dark Side of Religious Belief
October 06 2011 6:42 AM EDT
Despite the wrath of animal rights activists and voluntary organizations, animal sacrifice is still prevalent in many parts of the world, often masquerading in the guise of religious worship.
Youcef Nadarkhani Update: U.S. Condemns Iranian Pastor’s Conviction
September 30 2011 12:08 PM EDT
The Obama administration Thursday condemned the conviction of Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing execution in Tehran for refusing to convert to Islam from Christianity.
Rosh Hashana 2011: Understanding the Jewish New Year
September 28 2011 1:36 PM EDT
Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on Sept. 28, and, for many of the Jewish faith, it is a time of repentance and celebration.
Apple Pulls the Plug on ‘Jew or Not Jew’ App
September 15 2011 8:05 PM EDT
Apple removes ‘Jew or Not Jew’ app in France.
Republican Bob Turner, Democrat David Weprin in Close Race for Anthony Weiner's Seat in Congress
September 09 2011 9:20 PM EDT
Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Weprin are up for Weiner’s seat in Sept. 13 election.
SF Circumcision Ban: Uncut Penises a Risk for HIV Pandemic [PHOTO]
July 11 2011 10:48 PM EDT
What's in a foreskin? According to many experts in the field of sexually transmitted diseases, a lot.
Natalie Portman’s Baby Name Outdoes Paltrow’s Apple [VIDEO]
July 06 2011 9:27 PM EDT
Natalaie Portman and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied have revealed their baby's name.