WASHINGTON (RNS)—Nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes Muslim citizens don’t have the same First Amendment rights as other American citizens, and one in seven believes atheists aren’t protected by…
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
The Baptist Joint Committee is part of an interfaith coalition that has told the Supreme Court there is “no principled basis” for President Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority nations.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Americans who voted for President Trump often are very religious, believe in an authoritative God and hold traditional views about gender, Baylor University research shows.
Baptist leaders reacted swiftly to an announcement the Trump Administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
A coalition of conservative evangelicals issued a statement on biblical sexuality countering the idea that Christians “should agree to disagree” in their views of homosexual practice and transgenderism.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
Pastor A.R. Bernard resigned from the White House’s evangelical advisory board in the wake of President Trump’s widely condemned comments on a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
By Lauren Markoe & Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
A coalition of African-American clergy called on churches to serve as sacred spaces for healing in the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Va., and as the nation grapples with racism and other bigotry.
More than 4,000 religious leaders signed a letter urging Congress to maintain the Johnson Amendment—the law that bars churches from endorsing political candidates without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
God has given President Donald Trump the “authority to take out Kim Jong-Un,” according to Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and one of the president’s key evangelical Christian advisers.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
President Trump’s seemingly spontaneous announcement on Twitter that he was banning transgender people from serving in the military reportedly caught some administration officials and congressional leaders by surprise.
President Trump announced his intention to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom—a decision that drew widespread but not universal praise.
Three-quarters of the nation’s Muslims say they sense a lot of discrimination against their faith group, and half say being Muslim in this country has been more difficult in recent years, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.