An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration provides assurance that churches and other ministries are in fact eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed by Congress.
By George Schroeder and Jonathan Howe / Baptist Press
A Baptist constitutional attorney and a Southern Baptist ethicist took somewhat different views regarding federal COVID-19 relief for churches.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and prayed at President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, died March 27 at age 98.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The Washington National Cathedral donated thousands of medical masks to two hospitals in the nation’s capital after discovering a trove of the much-needed protective equipment just feet from where Helen Keller and other prominent Americans lie in the cathedral’s underground crypts.
By Paul O'Donnell / Religion News Service
The U.S. Supreme Court has paused part of its work in response to COVID-19 with decisions in cases regarding religious liberty and abortion still to be announced.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
There has been no sustained community transmission of the coronavirus in the United States so far, and many Chinese churches are doing their best to keep it that way.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
An Arizona federal judge has reversed the convictions of four faith-based volunteers who were fined and put on probation for aiding migrants at the border, saying the activists simply were exercising their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Polarization in American Christianity and American politics may be at its highest in recent memory, but experts on the role of faith in public life nevertheless have some hope about ways to address it.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a case prompted by a Montana program that offered tax credits to people who funded scholarships in private schools, including religious schools. Two Baptist agencies have taken opposing positions on the case.
President Trump marked National Religious Freedom Day by announcing a revised set of guidelines for religious expression in public schools and new regulations regarding government funds directed to faith-based agencies.
A federal judge in Maryland blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing state and local officials to refuse refugee resettlement. It came less than one week after Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas would be the first state to reject the direct resettlement of refugees
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
President Donald Trump insisted he is favored by God during a Jan. 3 speech to evangelicals.