• March 15, 2009

    The dominance of religion in American public life has taken a different form to that of Europe under Christendom. But the US picture is changing too.

  • March 12, 2009

    The United Church of Christ in the USA will observe its first Immigrant Rights Sunday on 3 May, to highlight vital issues of justice and hospitality for people facing discrimination and exclusion.

  • January 6, 2009

    Despite conflict in Gaza, bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are proceeding with plans to travel to the Middle East today.

  • December 26, 2008

    A Canadian author is encouraging parents and children in North America to put human relationships ahead of seasonal "shopaholism".

  • November 21, 2008

    Activists disappointed by a measure to ban same-sex marriage in California that has deeply divided religious groups, say nationwide protests against the prohibition are a milestone in civil rights for gays and lesbians.

  • November 5, 2008

    In a powerful speech to his supporters in Chicago which has been beamed across the world, US president-elect Barack Obama has said that his victory at the polls "is not the change, but the opportunity to make that change."

  • November 5, 2008

    Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States of America, the first African-American to hold the post. Celebrations have begun in the USA and across the world for what is seen as a moment of historic change.

  • October 29, 2008

    US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.

  • September 3, 2008

    As focus turns to the climax of the Republican convention and the running mate by their candidate, John McCain, Democrat Barack Obama is turning his attention to winning over sceptics - including some religious voters.

  • August 26, 2008

    With Barack Obama and John McCain joining battle for the November US presidential elections, a leading evangelical Christian figure organised a candidates forum refreshingly free of rancour, say observers.