A name like Maria or Jose isn't a solid clue anymore that the person who answers to it will worship in a Catholic church on Sundays.
Few would deny the nation's African-Americans have suffered. And few would deny they have looked to faith as a source of solace and comfort.
Huda Khalid was walking through the Rice University campus one night last year when she heard someone in a car scream, "Jihad!"
Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray.
Norhanum Yusof walks out of an Islamic courtroom, arm-in-arm with her sister.
Nearly four years ago, Luis Gonzalez founded a Spanish-language ministry he calls the Omega Xeneration, or simply TOX. The congregation meets every Sunday at Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix.
The Lutheran World Federation has chosen Palestinian Bishop Munib A. Younan as its next president, the first Arab to lead the Geneva-based umbrella group for 70 million Lutherans.
Iglesia Bautista Cristo Vive is more than a church.
Every day, the economist Daniel Hungerman looks at the graph that hangs above his desk at the University of Notre Dame.
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez interrupted a recent Thursday night Bible study class at Sacramento's Christian Worship Center to discuss a topic he knew concerned many of his congregants: immigration reform.
It was meant to be the document that put a lid on the clerical sex abuse scandals that have swept the Roman Catholic world.
Women’s groups have applauded the recent appointment of two female judges to Islamic courts in Malaysia, but its significance is not yet clear: The new judges will have to wait a month before finding out whether they will be prevented from hearing certain cases.
The Church of England will proceed with legislation to allow the ordination of women bishops, despite fierce opposition from Anglican traditionalists.
The daughter of the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California's Crystal Cathedral megachurch, on Sunday took the role of lead pastor in the church as her father moved into a new role as head of the church's board of directors.
As the votes flickered up on the digital screen hanging inappropriately above the Archbishop of Canterbury it became slowly clear that the Church of England was being rent asunder.
The Church of England is facing a fresh crisis after the archbishops of Canterbury and York failed to win enough support for a compromise over women bishops at the Church's General Synod.
When Nirupama Pathak left this remote mining region for graduate school in New Delhi, she seemed to be leaving the old India for the new.
The Council's Parliamentary Assembly unanimously passed a resolution saying all-out bans on full veils in public would deny a basic right to women who wanted to cover their faces.
The clash of civilizations wears the mask of the battle of the sexes.
For the past two years, high schools in the town of Enfield, Conn. have preferred the indoor comforts of a church for their graduation ceremonie
Sign up for weekly updates from the Pew Forum.
See Newsletter Archive
Analyzing religious changeand its impact on societiesaround the world
Data on the religious makeup,beliefs and practices as well associal and political attitudesof the American public
Search the Pew Forum’s database of survey questions.
News, analysis and data on the 2012 U.S. presidential election
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036-5610 T: 202.419.4550 F: 202.419.4559
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is a project of the Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.Copyright 2010 The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Stay informed with weekly updates from the Pew Forum