Abandoned Church, Newington Bagpath

Bringing Life to Church Buildings

Church attendance is going down in the United States and elsewhere. Some churches are closing their doors, leaving their buildings uninhabited, their parishioners forced

Gutenberg Bible, Lenox Copy, New York Public Library

Reading the Word

A new study by Lifeway Research, a nonprofit that assists and equips church leaders with insights and advice to improve the health of their

A Look Back at 2022

As the new year approaches, we look at the events of the past year—both in the world of religion and in World Religion News.

Sunset On The Seashore

As Belief in God and Church Membership Go Down, Spiritual Practices and Community Engagement Go Up—Does This Signal a New Chapter in the World’s Approach to Faith?

Belief in God has dipped again. In the latest Gallup Poll, the American belief in an omnipotent, omnipresent deity dipped to 81%, down six

Thomas More University

A Talk on International Religious Freedom

On November 3, 2022, at Thomas More University (TMU), an event was held with past and present Ambassadors-at-Large for International Religious Freedom—Rashad Hussain and

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Houses of Worship: Wilshire Boulevard Temple

It’s 1929 in Los Angeles. There are one million residents in the city. Miracle Mile is becoming the new commercial center, drawing people out

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia

Separation of Church and State In America? No Problem!—Unless…

At the Bangor Christian School in Maine ninth-graders are taught to “refute the teachings of the Islamic religion with the truth of God’s Word.”

An Arabic-Language "In God We Trust" Sign

Texas School District Enforces “In God We Trust” But Whose God, And Who’s We?

The spotlight never dims on Texas. Earlier this year a school district banned an Anne Frank adaptation, and now under a new state law,

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth: A Friend To All Faiths

Of her rich and immense legacy, not the least of Queen Elizabeth’s sterling attributes was her tolerance, encouragement, and impassioned pleas on behalf of

Big bronze Amoghasiddhi Buddha statue called Tian Tan Buddha with sunset sky at Po Lin Monastery Ngong Ping in Lantau Island famous tourist destination in Hong Kong China

The Gifts of Buddhism

2,500 years ago, Gautama Sakyamuni—more familiar to us as the Buddha—was not handed wisdom by an angel and was not spoken to face to