A church-state watchdog group is demanding a halt to meetings between the Trump administration and an informal group of evangelical advisers who have proved to be among the president’s staunchest supporters.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The U.S. Army dropped its investigation Aug. 24 against Southern Baptist chaplain Maj. Jerry Scott Squires, a Southern Baptist chaplain, exonerating him of all charges.
By Brandon Elrod / Baptist Press
Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war who embraced patriotism loudly and religion quietly, died Aug. 25 at age 81.
A group from The Satanic Temple temporarily erected a goat-headed, winged statue on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds Aug. 16 to protest the Ten Commandments monument already placed there.
By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
By Sunday evening, Aug. 12, Washington, D.C., hosted far more anti-racist religious demonstrators than white supremacists, suggesting white nationalists inadvertently had done more to unite people than bolster the ranks of racists.
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., said a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Want to understand the new tax reform’s effect on employer-provided parking for churches and ministries? A certified public accountant and a CPA/attorney offer their perspectives. (via Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax)
By Elaine and Frank Sommerville / Church Law & Tax
On the one-year anniversary of white nationalist protests that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Va., area Christians plan to counter any resurgence of racism with worship and repentance.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is creating a religious liberty task force to challenge what he called a dangerous movement “eroding our great tradition of religious freedom.”
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
Churches and other nonprofit groups are struggling to make sense of a new levy imposed on their traditionally tax-exempt operations by the sweeping tax overhaul that Republicans in Congress passed last year. (via The Dallas Morning News)
By Tom Benning / Dallas Morning News
Legislation to prohibit government from discriminating against adoption and foster care agencies over their religious or moral convictions has taken an initial step toward potential passage in Congress.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
When it comes to politics, white evangelical Christians stand apart from every other religious group, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic.