The death toll in Egypt continues to rise close to a thousand.
- Christians have been attacked and churches have been burned as fighting continues.
- USA Today has a map of where Christians have been attacked in Egypt.
- Security forces attacked a mosque holding protesters.
- Former president Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody this week.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will sign a state ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie, a Roman Catholic, says he believes people are born gay and homosexuality is not a sin.
A woman who allegedly gave morphine to her dying father has renewed a debate over assisted suicide.
The interfaith movement is struggling with a changing religious landscape.
Evangelicals are on a mission to save godless Massachusetts.
Thanks to a battle over a hymn, Presbyterians and Baptists are debating over whether God is an angry ogre.
A train has killed at least 37 Hindu pilgrims as they crossed a track in India.
Evangelical churches are being urged to confront abuse.
The trial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 American soldiers four years ago, is nearing its end. Hasan could face the death penalty if convicted and could be the first person the military puts to death in five decades.
Pope Francis’s Brazilian trip was mentioned in more than 1.3 million tweets and received more than 36 million retweets, says Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz.
The word “Allah” is reserved only for Muslims and non-Muslims must stop challenging this “absolute” right, Malaysia’s home minister said. Also in Malaysia, authorities have revoked the immigration privileges of a Singaporean man who offended some Muslims by letting Buddhists use an Islamic prayer room.
Are atheists smarter than believers? Not exactly.
An Italian Jesuit priest who disappeared last month in eastern Syria may still be alive, after it said he had been killed by al Qaeda-linked rebels.
Young, American-born Jains adapt their ancient and ascetic Indian faith to life in the United States.
“The Butler,” which Adelle Banks wrote about last week, topped the box office over the weekend.
Tweets from the weekend:
1. Pick any YouTube vid. 2. Play, then pause. 3. Click somewhere outside the vid. 4. Type 1980. 5. Thank me w/ a RT.
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) August 17, 2013
— Elizabeth Tenety (@ETenety) August 17, 2013
Muslim men protecting a Catholic Church in Egypt during mass. http://t.co/eKqu3oSLuz
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 18, 2013