COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster plans a prayer service, open house and an inaugural ball when he is sworn into office next month for a second full term.
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Somali-American residents in Barron have withdrawn a request to play an amplified call to prayer from two mosques after facing opposition from some community members.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees of Chattanooga’s Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School blasted a prayer meeting over the school’s exterior loudspeaker during the night, although district officials said it was an accident.
This week, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Zion, Illinois, opened its doors to the city’s first mosque.
Prayer is not a fundamental part of most sports’ fans playbooks. But some still give it a shot anyway.
Belgian bishops have published the text of a proposed prayer liturgy for same-sex couples that includes prayers, Scriptural readings and expressions of commitment.
Pope Francis is asking for prayers to accompany him this week for what he calls his “pilgrimage of peace” in Kazakhstan.
Taliban officials and a local medic say an explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan, killing 18 people, including a prominent cleric close to the ruling Taliban.
An Afghan resident and police say that a bombing at a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27.
Worshippers, tourists and visitors around the world are increasingly joining virtual reality spiritual trips to some of Earth’s most sacred sites.
Pope Francis is praying in Canada for healing from the “terrible effects of colonization.” He offered the prayer as he led a pilgrimage to a Canadian lake that has been known to Native peoples for centuries as a sacred place of healing.
Pope Francis has asked for prayers to accompany him on what he is calling his “penitential” pilgrimage to Canada, to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by Catholic institutions.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church began a special round of prayers for peace in Mexico on Sunday after two Jesuit priests and a tour guide were slain June 20.
In a historic monastery set in the tourist-thronged main town of Santorini, one of the trendiest Greek islands, 13 cloistered nuns live a vocation little understood but central to Catholicism — tireless prayer.
Two employees with a North Carolina company say they were fired after refusing to participate in the firm’s daily Christian prayer meetings, which they said went against their respective religious beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Supreme Court says that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games is protected by the Constitution.
One the most spectacular examples of ancient Roman baths, the Baths of Caracalla, has become more spectacular.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
This spring Minneapolis became the first large city in the United States to allow the Islamic call to prayer to be broadcast publicly on loudspeakers.
Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury and a church of Scotland prelate will together lead a prayer vigil for peace while visiting South Sudan next month.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron’s feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists on maintaining cordial relations amid the war in Ukraine.
Christian clergy have long dominated the chaplaincy in the United States. But the profession is becoming more religiously diverse, and Buddhists are leading the way.
Survivors and church leaders are joining in prayer nearly a week after a deadly shooting at a Taiwanese American church congregation in California.
Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands — including ethnic Tamil civilians — killed in the final stages of the country’s decadeslong civil war.
Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and fast in hopes that the Supreme Court will soon overturn the constitutional right to abortion.
Muslims across India have marked Eid al-Fitr by offering prayers outside mosques. However, the celebrations this year follow a series of attacks against the religious minority during the month of Ramadan.
Muslims are observing the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, typically marked with communal prayers, celebratory gatherings around festive meals and new clothes.
A former Washington state football coach who lost his job for praying on the field after games is making his case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
The war in Ukraine is looming over the traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession in Rome, after the Vatican’s choice of a Russian woman to be among the cross-bearers angered Ukrainians.
Palestinians and Israeli police have clashed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a major holy site in Jerusalem. More than 150 Palestinians were wounded in the violence and Israeli police fired tear gas.