David Chou, the man accused of opening fire Sunday on a Taiwanese church congregation in California, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five before parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.
Orthodox Christianity is a relatively small faith tradition in the U.S., but in recent years it has expanded to new regions. Some new converts are using the religion to spread white nationalist views.
Politics, religion, distrust and disinformation all play a role. "I've realized that there's no convincing somebody once they have their mind made up," says a social worker in Beaumont, Texas.
Debates about abortion often center around the issue of when life begins. Some religions say it's at conception. Another says it's with the baby's first breath.
The decree, which calls for women in Afghanistan to show only their eyes and recommends they wear the burqa, evoked similar restrictions during the Taliban's previous rule.
The African Union says a number of Burundian peacekeepers were killed in Tuesday's attack by Islamic extremist rebels who targeted a remote military base in Somalia.
The Brown Chapel AME Church, the landmark church that launched a national voting rights movement in Selma, Ala., tops this year's list of the nation's most endangered historic places.
Despite gaining national traction in the 1970s, the history of the anti-abortion movement in the U.S. goes back more than a century before the landmark Supreme Court decision.
The unanimous decision was sufficiently narrow that other cities, indeed Boston itself, could construct rules that would limit flag flying to government-approved messages.
For many Muslims, western holiday celebrations like Christmas once felt like the kind of universal affirmation we could never attain. But, today, it's a markedly different story.
A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleges DeKalb County Jail infringed on the religious rights of Muslims inmates and underfed them during Ramadan.
The Ramadan fast is usually followed by a feast. In Hyderabad, India, that feast is dominated by haleem, a meat and lentil stew pounded into paste and flavored with rose petals, cinnamon and cardamom.
Over 3.45 million Americans celebrate the Islamic holy month - here are a few tips to get you acquainted!