Churches that received small loans as part of a COVID-19 relief program learned May 13 they will not face the risk of a federal government challenge to their certification of the loans’ necessity.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission called on Congress to support nonprofit organizations and particular categories of vulnerable Americans in the next COVID-19 relief package.
The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission staff issued a statement May 8 calling the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and lack of legal action by prosecutors for two months “appalling and disheartening.”
By Staff / Baptist Standard
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a major expansion of Meals-to-You, a partnership between the USDA, the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global and PepsiCo, to feed low-income children in rural areas.
By Lori Fogleman / Baylor University
Across the country, black clergy say the coronavirus is touching—and sometimes taking—the faithful who until a month ago were accustomed to meeting weekly in their pews.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
A student at Liberty University has filed a class-action lawsuit against the school alleging students were put at “severe physical risk” when the campus reopened in March despite the pandemic.
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
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.
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.
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