Authorities in a devoutly Islamic district of Indonesia's Aceh province have distributed 20,000 long skirts and prohibited shops from selling tight dresses as a regulation banning Muslim women from wearing revealing clothing took effect Thursday.
It has not been a good week for Saudi Arabia’s morality police, defenders of the kingdom’s strict Islamic values and the scourge of young men and women who dare to meet in public out of wedlock.
One runs her own company, another is a housewife and a third, a divorcee, raises her children by herself.
There was a moment on Saturday when even the usually unflappable J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, held his breath.
Indonesia’s Siti Musdah Mulia is a name to remember.
More than a year after some African-Americans scrutinized the blackness of the nation's first black president, America's Catholics are now wrestling with the same questions to determine who was the nation's first black priest.
Can a nondiscrimination policy be discriminatory?
President Obama will sit down Tuesday with about 20 black religious leaders, including representatives of the major African American denominations, in the second White House meeting in three months to discuss the needs of the black community.
Avatars and Mad Hatters are already performing before American audiences in 3-D, and Shrek is coming soon. Now, a national Catholic television network is throwing priests into the mix.
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in front of Yemen’s Parliament on Tuesday in favor of a draft law that sets the minimum legal marriage age for women to 17 years old.
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez wants immigration reform, and believes building bridges across political divides is how to win it.
Despite ideals of equality and suburbs packed with ethnic minorities, politics in France is still mainly populated by whites.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to young women at a Saudi women's college here on Tuesday, the site of a spirited exchange five years ago with a female official of the Bush administration over the rights of women in Saudi Arabia.
Authorities in Malaysia caned three Muslim women for having extramarital sex, making them the first women in the country to receive such punishment under Islamic law, an official said Wednesday.
Conservative evangelicals in the Church of England today became the latest group to threaten to split the church if it decides to consecrate women bishops.
French authorities have denied citizenship to a man who forced his French wife to wear a face-covering veil, saying he had rejected national values of secularism and gender equality.
Iran choked off internet access and arrested more than 20 mothers who were mourning children killed in the unrest that has broken out since the disputed June 12 presidential elections, as the opposition planned big demonstrations overnight in the ...
President Obama's administration is seen as more friendly toward religion than the Democratic Party as a whole, a new Pew poll has found. Thirty-seven percent of Americans polled said they view Obama as religion-friendly, and only 29% said they se...
On one side is the fashionably dressed Queen Rania of Jordan, an elegant symbol of progressive values for Arab women. On the other are her country's conservative social and religious leaders. At stake is a political test case for reform in the Mid...
A pastor walks into bar. No, this isn't a joke; it's a new scene for American Christianity: Young guys in their 20s and 30s forming Christian communities in pubs, concert halls, cafes and art galleries. In West Town, that guy is Mark Bergin, 29, w...
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