United States

  • August 27, 2012

    The number of US congregations that host worship services at more than one physical location has grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade.

  • August 6, 2012

    The advocacy group United Sikhs has strongly condemned the horrific shooting of innocent people at a Gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, USA.

  • July 13, 2012

    A large-scale Bible museum will open in Washington DC within four years, Adelle M. Banks of the Religion News Service reports.

  • April 1, 2012

    The recession and a sluggish recovery have made for less church giving recently, but a new study shows US congregations' giving bounced back in 2011.

  • March 15, 2012

    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Angie Zelter is facing deportation from South Korea following a nonviolent protest against the construction of a new naval base.

  • March 2, 2012

    Church leaders in United States will fast from 5 to 10 March to protest the retailer Publix’s rejection of the groundbreaking Fair Food Program in Florida.

  • February 22, 2012

    Episcopal Church parishes across 12 states in the USA have offered ashes to passersby at train stations, bus stops and college campuses on Ash Wednesday.

  • January 29, 2012

    Iran, Israel and the US are equally responsible for bringing the Middle East to the brink of war, a decade after the disastrous assault on Iraq’s presumed 'weapons of mass destruction', says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Does Iran have a latent objective in raising the Strait closure now? Should Israel, or the US, launch an air strike on Iran preemptively, Iran may want the world to think about the consequences of such a closure on the world economy.

  • January 17, 2012

    US society is rife with "religious exceptions" or exemptions, notably in relation to tax breaks, says Martin E. Marty. Now "ministerial exceptions" can be added to the list. The generally free ride given religious institutions even in a “secular time” should inspire thought: With all its contradictions, the United States remains a generous place in which religions can prosper. They would do well to serve the common good freely and openly.

  • January 6, 2012

    An international coalition of medical professionals has called on the pharmaceuticals company Hospira to prevent their products from being used in US executions.