Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be made saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Nobel laureate known for dedicating her life to helping the poorest of the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Friday. Pope Francis has cleared the way for sainthood by approving a decree recognizing a second miracle attributed to her intercession with […]

College professor fired for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God

By Kirkland An Wheaton College, a prominent evangelical school in Illinois, has placed a professor on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.” The official school statement Tuesday about associate professor of political science Dr. Larycia Hawkins’s suspension said Wheaton professors should “engage in and speak about […]

UK Maoist cult leader raped, brainwashed female followers

A Maoist cult leader was found guilty on Friday of raping and beating his brainwashed female followers, while keeping his own daughter a fearful prisoner for more than 30 years in homes across south London. Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, known as Comrade Bala, used sexual degradation and physical and mental violence to keep the women under […]

AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers: UNICEF

While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations’ agency for children said on Friday. Despite gains made among adults and babies with HIV, the […]

Americans are increasingly skeptical of Muslims. Few interact

By: Amber Phillips Americans are more skeptical than ever of how Islam squares with their values and way of life — and yet very few Americans actually seem to interact with Muslims at all. Those are findings from separate surveys from the Public Religion Research Institute that suggest that how Americans perceive Muslims is tied more […]