Woman chosen to lead Religions for Peace as others urge greater female visibility

On the same day that a prominent woman urged greater inclusion of female leaders in Religions for Peace, delegates to the 10th World Assembly of the interreligious global organization elected their first woman secretary-general.

Survey: Less than 25% in any U.S. state approves total ban on abortion

In no state in the U.S. does even one-quarter of the population say abortion should be illegal in all cases, a new survey shows.

Alabama churches part of city's 200-year history of slavery, civil rights

As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in Virginia — and Alabama has its bicentennial — a walk through Montgomery's streets reveals the legacy of slavery in America.

From New York to Alabama, blacks worshiped in own spaces before slavery's end

A who's who of black history figures worshiped and spoke at Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church — including abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth — when it was at earlier locations after its founding in 1796 or at its current neo-Gothic site on 137th Street in Harlem.