After Suit From Wis., County Will Display Nativity With Bill Of RightsA southeastern Indiana county that was at the center of a legal battle over a Nativity scene on its courthouse lawn will allow a mix of religious and secular displays this holiday season, including a manger holding the Bill of Rights.
Local Interfaith Leaders Denounce ISIS As 'Non-Islam'With Friday's indiscriminate and heartless violence so very raw, Minnesota's faith leaders are speaking with a simple clarity. Religious leaders are quick to point out that the violence that the terror group ISIS engages in has no foundation in the Islamic faith.
For 137 Years, Wis. Convent Says They've Been Praying NonstopFlooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.
Town Fights Wis. Group's Push To Remove Nativity SceneThe little New Mexico town of Belen -- Spanish for Bethlehem -- is fighting to keep an all-year round Nativity scene on city property. Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova told The Associated Press the city will continue to resist pressure from a Wisconsin-based organization to remove a piece of art on the birth of Jesus.
Minnesota Boy Takes Ben Carson To Task For Muslim CommentA Minnesota boy is getting some attention for posting a YouTube response to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who said he couldn't support a Muslim as president of the United States.
Local Catholics Celebrate Pope Francis' U.S. VisitPope Francis officially began his first U.S. tour Wednesday morning with a visit to the White House and a meeting with President Obama.
Iowa Board: Public School Choirs May Sing Religious MusicThe Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music. The board voted 5-3 on Thursday to reject a challenge filed by the parents of a girl who recently graduated from the New Hampton Community School District.
Church Offers Blessings For Wheeled Travelers In MinneapolisThe Basilica of Saint Mary hosted their first-ever Blessing of the Wheels today. It was open to owners of all types of personal wheeled transportation, including roller blades, wheel chairs, strollers, and bicycles, to name just a few.
Report: Americans Are Losing Their ReligionThe number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.
Mpls. Mayor Asks Fire Dept. To Cancel Indiana Travel PlansThe Minneapolis Fire Department has canceled their plans to travel to Indiana for a conference at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges. Minneapolis' mayor asked the fire department to not attend the conference as a response to Indiana's recent adoption of the religious freedom restoration act.
Story Of Heartbreak Powers Push To Avert AutopsiesAmerican Indian families are pushing for a new state law allowing religious exemptions to autopsies. Lawmakers are listening.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker 'Punts' On Question About EvolutionIt ought to be the friendliest of soil for White House hopefuls looking to pad the resume with a little foreign policy experience: a trip to the United Kingdom. So far, however, the trips to England have been anything but merry for several prospective GOP candidates.