Labor action over harsh working conditions triggered by the deaths of two African-American sanitation workers prompted Martin Luther King Jr. to travel to Memphis, Tenn., where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The White House’s immigration reform plan—which would provide a pathway to citizenship for about 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children—garnered a wide range of reactions after its main planks were unveiled.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
Two months after the deadliest church shooting in American history, federal authorities are spearheading new efforts to help equip local faith leaders to prepare for the worst.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald / Religion News Service
By the narrowest margin, the U.S. Senate voted Jan. 24 to confirm Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Kristen Day was one of relatively few women to attend both the record-breaking Women’s March last year, whose organizers voiced strong support for abortion rights, and the March for Life, an anti-abortion gathering a few days later.
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
At least three members of the White House’s informal board of evangelical advisers distanced themselves from President Trump’s alleged vulgar reference to certain poor non-white countries during talks about immigration reform.
President Trump nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback—once again—as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Jan. 8.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency changed its policies to allow damaged churches and other houses of worship to receive disaster relief aid.
Senators recessed before Christmas without voting on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
Removal of language from the Senate tax bill that would have allowed churches to engage in partisan politics without losing their tax-exempt status represents a victory for religious liberty, advocates of church-state separation insisted.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Texas case involving a city that extended benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 5 in the case of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.