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Survey: Atheists are most knowledgeable about religion

A new survey of Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions. Full story

Atheists and Jews top religious knowledge survey

They may not believe in God or gods but they know a thing or two about them. Full story

Methodist survey aims to stop membership decline

It's the conundrum Protestant denominations with declining memberships and shrinking budgets are desperate to solve: How to stem the decades-long losses and attract new worshippers. Full story

Malaysia charges 3 Muslims for firebombing

Malaysian prosecutors charged three Muslim men Friday in the firebombing of a church — the first suspects in a string of assaults on places of worship amid a dispute over whether non-Muslims can refer to God as "Allah." Full story

Ireland sex scandal: Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

   Jan. 11: In the wake of the sex scandal rocking Northern Ireland, its Protestant leader is stepping down temporarily, forced out of office by a scandal involving his wife’s affair with a teenaged “boy-toy.” ITN’s Angus Walker reports.

IRA splinter group to renounce Ireland violence

The Irish National Liberation Army, an IRA splinter group responsible for some of the most notorious killings of the Northern Ireland conflict, said it is formally renouncing violence. Full story

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