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.
A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church’s internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and defense of the unborn, according to the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy and moral concerns agency.
President Trump nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be his Supreme Court nominee, setting the stage for a heated confirmation battle that likely will focus on law and religion.
America’s religious communities are failing children with chronic health conditions such as autism, learning disabilities, depression and conduct disorders. And they have been doing it for a very long time, suggests a just-published national study. (via Association of Religion Data Archives)
By David Briggs / Association of Religion Data Archives
As the summer heat waxes and state legislative sessions wane, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation has scored a few small but significant victories.