Native American kung fu master with Taiwan ties passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Native American kung fu master, who was a greatly beloved spiritual leader in the Las Vegas community and had ties to Taiwan, passed away at the age of 65 on Sunday (March 17...

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy has won one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work. ...

Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands. ...

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern...

Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US

NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by ...

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common purpose." The N...

Taiwanese calligraphy artist integrates tai chi martial arts into creation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese calligraphy artist Yahon Chang's (張耀煌) solo exhibition titled In Situ featuring eastern philosophy is showcasing at National Taiwan University Public Dormito...

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decis...

Einstein's 'God letter' fetches $2.9M at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the "God letter" because he discussed his thoughts about God and religion has fetched close to $2.9 million at an auction in New Y...

TV holiday joy means 'Wonderful Life,' Reba, romance, Santa

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting share of romance or silliness or spirituality? Television has you covered. There are classic old movies ("It's a ...

French sisters renounce vows after Vatican power struggle

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Nearly all the members of a French religious order of nuns have decided to renounce their vows rather than live under a Vatican commissioner appointed after a dispute with the loca...

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed ...

Spiritual first responders hit the streets amid drug crisis

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn't make it. Cler...

Taiwan News interviews North Korean defector, human rights advocate Ji Seong-Ho

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the Oslo Freedom Forum happening in Taipei this weekend, Nov. 10, Taiwan News was able to interview Ji Seong-Ho, a defector from North Korea, and a guest speaker ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 23 Chicago Sun-Times on voter suppression tactics across the country: ...