The comments came Tuesday at the release of the latest U.S. State Department report on international religious freedom.
Rio Olympics: Pro basketball player Kevin Lisch works hard at his game, but God has always been at the center.
"The heat and blast from the bomb was so intense that it was if the sun had exploded," recalled Hiroshima survivor Toshiyuki Mimaki.
Election 2016: A Pew survey found one in 10 Catholics have heard clergy voice support or opposition for a particular candidate.
More and more, special training is needed for church members who arrive when disasters or terror strike.
Rio Olympics: "I do say a prayer -- or two -- before any race," Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky says.
Religious groups ranging from black Protestants to Latino evangelicals to Reform Jews are gearing up for massive voter registration activities to boost turnout on Election Day.
PICO National Network, a faith-based organizing network, announced its “Together We Vote” plan to work with allies to seek new voters who are especially concerned about racial justice.
At the far end of a narrow second-floor hallway in the Perry School Community Services Center, a three-story brick building in a low-income neighborhood that's a short hike from the U.S. Capitol, is the Peace Room. At the top of the door is a painting of a wide-winged dove. Inches below are words that might have been lifted from a bumper sticker: "Stand for peace." "May peace prevail on earth."
The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers' refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and at the same time make sure those employees get such coverage.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, published a five-page document in the Federal Register opening a period for public comment on the issue.
Gallup poll shows Americans' confidence in all institutions has continued to bottom out; confidence in newspapers and organized religion is at record lows.