RIYADH, Oct 20- Saudi Arabia's biggest bank has responded to criticism of its operations from Islamic scholars by pledging to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about five years. The decision, made as the bank launches a $6 billion initial public offer of its shares, the largest-ever equity sale in the Arab world, shows how Saudi Arabia's...» Read More
Creaton by Design, a New Jersey-based art and imaging development company, hopes to give the Bible a 21st century makeover by creating Bible-based trading cards with high-tech graphics. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
The Vatican planned to issue new rules Thursday designed to make its financial transactions more transparent after a money laundering probe resulted in the seizure of 23 million euros ($30.21 million) from a Vatican account.
It's been a rough year for commercial contractors. Unless they've made a "niche" business in churches.
At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them “terrorist” or “Osama” to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks. The NYT reports.
Donald Trump's offer to buy an investor's stake where a mosque is planned near ground zero is falling flat.
A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleges her employer sent her home without pay after she refused to remove her head covering in front of customers.
President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The NY T reports.
A group of nuns from Ireland are suing Morgan Stanley, alleging improper actions by the investment bank that led them to lose at least 5 million euros ($6.4 million), about 80 percent of their total investment, a filing by Stuarts Law showed.
How much do you know about modern-day Renaissance man George Foreman? Take our quiz and find out.
How black voters in California decide on Proposition 19, which would allow anyone 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, could be critical to its success or failure.
Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.
Church volunteers greet visitors entering the lobby. The worship band begins its set and a pastor offers to pray privately with anyone during the service.
Hedge funds can be a force for good and should be protected against the corruptible force of … European Union regulations. That's the view of the Church of England, according to British media reports.
A church’s prayers to fix its rickety roof may have been answered generously, as its communion chalice has been found to be a rare medieval artefact worth some £2 million ($3.16 million), British media reported.
With the housing market still dismal, the Catholic tradition of planting a statue of St. Joseph as a way to help a house sell is going like gangbusters online, in stores selling religious goods and elsewhere — even if home sales are not.
Pope Benedict XVI called Tuesday for a new world financial order guided by ethics, dignity and the search for the common good in the third encyclical of his pontificate.
An invitation to share your thoughts on faith, doubt, greed, fear, and Warren Buffett.
Pope Benedict said on Monday that the global financial crisis showed that faith in God trumped a lifetime spent pursuing material wealth.
Wal-Mart is test marketing religious action toys, hoping there's a Goliath-like appetite out there for something other than Bratz dolls or Dragon Ball Z. The toys are being made by One2believe in California, and they'll be rolled out in August at 425 Wal-Mart stores. The test stores are not just in the Bible Belt, but in places like California. The action figures include a 3" tall figure of Daniel in the lion's den, and a foot-tall talking Jesus. What would Jesus do? Ask him! He talks!
Danny DeVito is branding his own limoncello, the same liqueur he says he pounded down with George Clooney before an erratic appearance on ABC's "The View." Harbrew Imports says Danny Devito's Premium Limoncello Liqueur "is a perfect balance between tart and sweet."