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Elena Marusak was Christian the day Muslim extremists hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Somerset County in 2001.
Kiarash Jahed looked skyward as workers gingerly pulled tethers to fit a two-ton dome into place.
Local churches are tapping strategies long used by businesses to gain loyalty and customers -- and it appears to be working.
After years of attending a nondenominational church near her home in the Wells Branch neighborhood, Kim Alexander started making the 20-minute drive to Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in East Austin.
In the midst of public debate about building a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City, Muslim Americans are fasting quietly through their holy month of Ramadan.
With dusk approaching, Aimee Wiest has music to light the way.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicks off today. Folks from all four corners of the state and elsewhere are making the annual pilgrimage to the 12-day cultural celebration of everything that is "Minnesnowta."
The congregation has no name.
The debate over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” hit the streets of New York Sunday.
In Pembroke Pines, imam Shafayat Mohamed plans a sermon on Islam's stance against excess, citing the proposed $100 million Islamic community center near ground zero. In Miami, hotel broker Ahmed Kabani is torn between his love of Islam and his belief that the project's location is insensitive to victims of 9/11.
As he flew aboard Air Force One to Chicago on his 49th birthday earlier this month, President Obama dialed three Christian pastors to pray with him.
A growing number of Americans incorrectly believe that President Obama, a Christian, is a Muslim.
"Bar Stools and Church Pews" is a Jerry Jones song whose title tells his life story in just five words.
As Inland Empire Muslims embark on the holy month of Ramadan, a daily ritual of fasting that's one of the five pillars of the religion, they also are keenly aware that their faith remains mysterious and controversial to many Americans.
On Tuesday evenings, the Rev. Anthony Strouse takes his ministry outside the walls of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in East Lansing.
A prominent Nashville priest may face church discipline for criticizing Roman Catholic teaching on celibate priests, birth control and papal authority.
Novelist Anne Rice's surprise post last week on Facebook — she announced she had quit Christianity "in the name of Christ" because she'd seen too much hypocrisy — brought cheers and smug smiles from critics of institutional faith, and criticism and soul-searching among believers.
Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation's heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.
The American clergy is suffering from burnout, several new studies show.
Like many teenagers, Saira Ahmad questioned her religious faith -- once she found out what it was.
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