HUD Secretary Ben Carson began Trump Cabinet meeting with prayer

U.S. 10/22/19, 18:03

At the beginning of a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, Oct. 21, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson opened the meeting with a prayer, delivering the statement that “separation of church and state means that the church does not dominate the state, and it means ...

Christian students around globe gather for See You at the Pole prayer

World 09/25/19, 20:28

The students across America and in more than 64 countries were participating in the faith-based annual "See You at the Pole" prayer rally Wednesday morning, Sept. 24. The theme for the event is a Bible verse found in the Old Testament—2 Chronicles 7:14, according to CBN News. "If my people, who are ...

Iowa school district stops volunteer chaplain from praying with football team

U.S. 09/24/19, 14:42

A self-described chaplain has been asked to stop working with the Valley football team of the West Des Moines Community School District (WDNCS), in Iowa, on praying before and after games.  Accordingly, WDMCS volunteer Chris Barr, he was told to temporarily refrain from the activity, West Des Moines Superintendent Lisa Remy ...

Siblings hold hands in a back-to-school prayer: ‘We pray for everyone’

U.S. 08/09/19, 18:53

Filled with anxiety following a weekend of tragic shootings, a Louisiana mother sent her three young children to school on Monday, Aug. 5. And now a photo she posted of her children is going viral. Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, shared a photo of her three children—10-year-old Eugene, 8-year-old Jorden, and ...

‘Hail Satan’ prayer at Alaska gov’t meeting sparks protest

U.S. 06/20/19, 15:07

A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared "Hail Satan" during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out. Tuesday's invocation that started the meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough also spurred a protest outside the southern Alaska ...

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

Business 05/28/19, 00:40

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being reshaped by technology.People in the Middle East spend close to 58 million more hours on Facebook during Ramadan and watch more YouTube ...

President Trump marks National Day of Prayer with synagogue victims

Politics 05/02/19, 15:29

President Donald Trump has celebrated the National Day of Prayer with victims of last weekend's California synagogue shooting. Trump and rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway synagogue spoke by telephone after Saturday's shooting. Goldstein told celebrants during a ceremony Thursday in the White House Rose Garden that Trump was ...

Trump says violence against people of all faiths must end

Politics 05/01/19, 20:38

In wake of a series attacks on places of worship, president says terrorism against people of all faiths must end, and that ‘all civilized nations must join together in this effort.’ President Donald Trump said Wednesday that people of faith around the world have faced terrible hardship of late and called ...

Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

World 04/26/19, 07:02

At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka's capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray.Hundreds gathered at the Masjidus Salam Jumma mosque for their communal Friday prayers, one of many mosques that conducted services despite warnings ...

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