A full-page ad in the New York Times on Palm Sunday contained a passionate plea to Pope Francis to stand up for youth on the streets.
For social justice seekers of the 21st century, tactics used by the community organizers and philanthropists of years passed are passé.
The upcoming Russell Crowe film "Noah" is stirring concern as it touches on a beloved Bible story dear to people of several faiths.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said he would be "uncomfortable" if the church embraced that position.
A decade later, the Darfur crisis is far from over, despite attempts by the Sudanese government to minimize what has happened.
Caught in the middle of the marijuana debate are religious leaders torn over how to uphold traditional understandings of sin amid a changing tide of public opinion.
After years of tensions with various bishops, Fr. Frank Pavone has complied with demands to straighten out the group's finances.
From its historic black churches to large Jewish enclaves to landmark Catholic and Protestant churches, New York City is the ultimate religious melting pot. And now, overseeing it all is a new mayor whose only religious identity seems to be "spiritual but not religious."
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office Jan. 1, is now perhaps the nation's most visible "none," an icon of one of the nation's fastest-growing religious groups -- those without any formal religious identification.
The U.S. government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year -- the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008.
Nearly 60 percent (216,810) of the total deported immigrants, the year-end report showed, had been previously convicted of a crime.
But for the tragedy in the Philippines, 2013 is ending as a quiet year for humanitarian events, right? Not necessarily.