Fast Or Feast? Valentine's, Ash Wednesday On Same DayFor the first time in more than seven decades, the start of Lent and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day, posing a dilemma for Christians who have marked the day by indulging in a steak dinner or chocolates.
Christian Group Fights For Nativity Scene On County Land In Santa CruzA nativity display was only allowed for one day and it's a big victory for a small Christian group in Santa Cruz.
Less Than Half Of U.S. Now Protestant As Number Of 'Unaffiliated' SoarsThe number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.
Pew: Numbers Of Religiously Unaffiliated Projected To Rise In U.S., Fall Worldwide By 2050Pew projects all of the major religious groups, with the exception of Buddhists, will have higher percentages of the world’s population, which is expected to be 9.3 billion people by the middle of the century.
Central Valley Family Says Relative Was Among Christians Abducted By ISIS In SyriaA Central Valley couple said they believe their brother was among as many as 150 Christians abducted from a village by Islamic State militants.
Anti-LGBT Christian Group Lists 6 Bay Area Groups On 'Bigotry Map'The fundamental anti-LGBT Christian group American Family Association (AFA) is taking a stab at its nemeses by placing them on a new interactive "Bigotry Map."
Did Duke University Cave On Religious Inclusion Over Political Pressure Or Security Threat?Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University's chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school's Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity, but things changed course after mounting criticism and the threats against security.
San Francisco Woman Arrested In Robbery Of 8-Year-Old Girl Selling CandyA woman who allegedly robbed and assaulted an 8-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood earlier this week was arrested Thursday evening, according to police.
Anti-Gay Christian Group's Advice: Don't Accept Mail With New Harvey Milk StampThe first U.S. stamp to feature an openly gay elected official is prompting outcry from the Christian fundamentalist group American Family Association.
Evangelical Leaders Worried Romney's Mormonism Could Suppress Conservative TurnoutEvangelical leaders worried that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism could suppress conservative turnout are intensifying appeals for Christians to vote.
Oakland School Massacre Victims Mourned At Multi-Cultural MemorialA multi-faith, bi-lingual memorial service for the victims of a mass shooting at an Oakland Christian vocational school Monday morning drew more than 300 friends, family, city officials and faith leaders Tuesday evening.