Jerusalem tax spat pits heaven against earth

An ethereal city graced with sunlight so bright it turns the white stone skyline gold at sunset, Jerusalem is also an earthbound city whose teachers must be paid and whose garbage must be collected.

Saudi-backed interfaith center boosted by crown prince's surprising reforms

Just over five years ago, a Saudi-financed center for interfaith relations opened in Vienna amid concern it might be a public relations fig leaf for a country often slammed for its lack of religious freedom.

Survey: Pope Francis is still popular, but warm feelings waning among conservatives

Five years after Pope Francis ascended to the papacy, a survey of U.S. Catholics reports the pontiff has a high favorability rating — but his popularity is waning among political conservatives.

Battle over religion in public schools waged in one of America's fastest-growing cities

Public school officials in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities are being accused of violating the separation of church and state.


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