United States

  • 28 Jan 2011

    The extraordinary arc of Barack Obama’s popular appeal tells a deeper story of America: of how the relationship between liberalism and religion was forged, then frayed and broken, and how the president’s rhetoric offered the mirage of healing. Theo Hobson asks what, if anything, can be recovered from the ashes of a once-potent compact.

  • 25 Jan 2011

    Amnesty International has urged authorities in Pennsylvania to drop a murder trial in an adult court for a 13-year-old boy.

  • 24 Jan 2011

    A legal charity says the state of Georgia will execute Emanuel Hammond tomorrow using drugs supplied by London based Dream Pharma.

  • 18 Jan 2011

    The investigation surrounding secret prisons run by the CIA in Lithuania must not be closed without pursiung all avenues of evidence, says Amnesty International.

  • 15 Jan 2011

    A Filipino bishop says the the US is working on re-establishing its military bases in the Philippines.

  • 24 Dec 2010

    The US and Russian nuclear arms reduction treaty "is especially meaningful in what is for Christians the season of peace,” says the head of the World Council of Churches.

  • 17 Dec 2010

    The US has formally endorsed the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning that no countries now oppose it.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • 4 Oct 2010

    US-based global humanitarian agency Church World Service has welcomed the introduction of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2010.

  • 29 Sep 2010

    So sudden have been the marked trends showing disaffection from organised religion that leaders have not internalised the evidence, says Martin Marty. They need to wake up. “Being spiritual” alone is not going to help keep the stories, the language of ethics, and the pool of volunteers embedded in religious bodies thriving.