Religious, civil rights groups ask Pompeo to request expert probe of U.S. racism

Scores of religious and civil rights organizations have asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to request an evaluation by a U.N. expert of the scope of racism in the country.

Clergy housing allowance is constitutional, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the clergy housing allowance authorized by the Internal Revenue Service is constitutional.

Southern Baptist executive group urges caution before investigating church abuse

A Southern Baptist working group urged a cautious approach in investigating churches linked to allegations of sex abuse but has agreed that three of 10 churches named by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear in a report about sex abuse last week should be investigated.

Religion or remembrance? Supreme Court to mull cross-shaped war memorial

Erected just outside Washington, D.C., by the American Legion more than 90 years ago,  the "Bladensburg Cross" is the center of a lawsuit the association filed in 2012, arguing the cross’ location is unconstitutional.