The names of all four are etched in the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, along with 36 others — starting with Mississippi minister George Lee, who died in 1955, and ending with Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968.
After Randy Beckum delivered a sermon that some saw as anti-military, he was relieved of his duties in a second position as vice president for community formation. University president David J. Spittal said the change was made at the chaplain’s request, but some see it as censorship.
Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.
Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along a strategic river in northeastern Syria, activists and state-run media said.
The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while thousands of others fled to safer areas.
Back-to-back controversies involving the president's statements concerning Christianity and Islam raise the question: Can Barack Obama — or any president — walk the tightrope of religious rhetoric in today’s political crosswinds?
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chabad Center, the University of Kansas and its home city of Lawrence will celebrate the completion of something unusual: the first Torah scroll locally quilled, at least in part.
“My older sister, Candy, was born with Down syndrome … and that became a real conundrum for how I perceived God,” Susan Kelley writes. “In church and Sunday school, I heard all about the God who created the world and everything in it. This God had a plan for all of us and always ‘worked things for good.’ For me, there was a disconnect of ‘that God’ and the one who created my sister who not only had struggles herself, but caused hardships for my parents.”
Eighty percent of faculty and staff at the four San Francisco archdiocese high schools subject to the archbishop's new moral strictures have signed a petition rejecting his additions to the handbook for the next school year.
Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.