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Do you believe in miracles? South Carolina athlete C.J. Williams does and so do his football teammates at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, S.C. Last Friday, the Predators’ star running back was diagnosed with cancer — Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, […]

Members of Shelbyville, Delaware’s Indian River School Board bowed their heads for a moment of silence at the start of this week’s board meeting — a departure from their typical practice of joining in a board-member-led prayer. “Then they made a […]

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is calling on Democratic Governor Steve Beshear to defend Kentucky’s longstanding practice of having local ministers offer an invocation before high school athletic events. “A Kentucky Department of Education attorney told Bell County school officials […]

During Sunday’s worship service, four pastors and the congregation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pimville, Soweto, laid hands on African National Congress Youth League President Julius Malema and Treasurer Pule Mabe. With their hands on the bowed heads of the pair […]

Muslims Sunday night prayed for 10 students on trial Monday in Orange County on charges of disturbing a public gathering where an Israeli diplomat was speaking. “Mosques across Southern California will be filled with worshipers echoing similar prayers this Sunday […]

Pascagoula, Miss., school district officials have been advised by legal counsel to disregard threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A letter from the atheist organization has demanded that the district prohibit school staff from organizing or participating in private prayer gatherings with […]

Prayer and religious leaders have been left out of New York City’s official ceremonies observing the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, reports the Wall Street Journal. “As the city of New York prepares to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11, religious […]

“Lingering economic woes have prompted some to take their concerns to the Lord,” writes Gary McLendon for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper in upstate New York. Pastor Samme Palermo of the Oasis Christian Fellowship in Penfield opened the doors […]

The leadership of the African nation of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party has directed all of its party branches nationwide to set up prayer groups, both Christian and Muslim, by August 20 “to seek God’s favor in their quest to win the […]

When Scott County, Tennessee, residents began praying for his officers, dramatic things happened, says Sheriff Mike Cross. He says drug arrests went up 600 percent. He says that some time ago, he and Scott County Commissioner David Day decided they […]