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Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Churches are grappling with Millennials who want their church membership defined in terms of mission and ministry, not names on a roll.

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

As Blanca Callahan performs concerts around the country, she hopes to encourage young girls with the message they should settle for nothing less than what God has designed for them.

Americans sure of religious freedom but unsure Muslims are welcome

Americans sure of religious freedom, not sure Muslims welcome

Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research discovered.

Black churches walk fine line between religious liberty and discrimination

Black churches walk line between religious liberty and discrimination

Although some national black Baptist denominations and the Church of God in Christ oppose same-sex marriage, a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute shows 63 percent of nonwhite Protestants object to religious exemptions in nondiscrimination laws.

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Most Americans believe God and U.S. have special relationship

Most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States, and they’re optimistic the best is yet to come.

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

A new survey finds flag-waving, All-American Fourth of July celebrations are tempered by concerns the nation isn’t the moral leader it once was, Christians face discrimination here at home and some folks aren’t “truly American.”

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

An almost equal number of Americans believe Islam poses as great a threat to their own nation’s religious liberty as consider it a danger to religious freedom internationally, new research shows.

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans—including people from every major religious group—predict gay marriage will be legalized nationwide when a hotly anticipated Supreme Court ruling is announced soon.

Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Despite Americans’ shifting opinions on a range of moral and ethical issues, abortion foes have been encouraged by numbers showing opposition to abortion rights appears to have resisted serious slippage and is even gaining traction.

U.S. ‘nones’ open to wide range of Christian denominations

U.S. ‘nones’ open to wide range of Christian denominations

Even Americans who supposedly are turned off to religion have a surprising openness to Christian churches, a new survey finds.

American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals increasingly are at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships.

More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some religious leaders say

More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some say

Body cameras for police are needed to ensure justice in the wake of the recent officer-involved shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., some religious leaders assert.

Future map of religions reveals a world of change

Future map of religions reveals a world of change

The results of a six-year study by the Pew Research Center projects that Muslims will overtake Christians numerically by the end of this century and that India will become the world’s largest Muslim country.

Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans believe church is on the decline, even though the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.

Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

A new study shows Millennials are reluctant to make blanket black-and-white moral pronouncements about issues they see as complex - like sexual behavior, gender identity, abortion and contraception.

 
 
 
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