Democratic presidential hopefuls waded into theological waters while speaking at a forum on LGBTQ equality, and one sparked a firestorm with his call to revoke the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage.
10/14/2019 - By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
The Trump administration’s announcement that it once again will slash refugee admissions to the United States to unprecedented lows was met with outcry by refugee resettlement groups, many of them faith-based.
10/01/2019 - By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Southern Baptist leaders welcomed indications from the U.S. Trade Ambassador on Aug. 13 that a so-called “Bible tax” on Scripture printed in China will be avoided.
08/16/2019 - By Aaron Earls / LifeWay
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has sent a letter to Trump administration officials calling on them not to reduce the refugee cap to zero, arguing that doing so could call into question a promise to assist persecuted religious minorities abroad.
08/06/2019 - By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Connections between Christianity, Confederacy and civil rights—along with the history of slavery—are in plain sight in Alabama’s capital.
08/05/2019 - By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
A national coalition of Christians has launched a campaign labeling Christian nationalism as “a distortion of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a threat to American democracy.”
07/30/2019 - By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
An increasingly vocal band of advocates and experts says the Trump administration’s policies have failed to address many of the challenges faced by Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities abroad—especially those in the Middle East.
07/26/2019 - By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Faith-based groups that help the U.S. government resettle refugees fear the future of their work is in jeopardy, after learning that the Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year.
07/22/2019 - By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained in Turkey for two years on terrorism and spying charges before being released in October, said he is enjoying the simple things in life.
07/19/2019 - By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The U.S. State Department’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights underscores the nation’s commitment to religious rights internationally, Tony Perkins said in his new role as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
07/15/2019 - By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both addressed a Christian pro-Israel group July 8, lifting up the U.S. ally as a bastion of inclusivity and railing against Iran.
07/10/2019 - By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
In the wake of a Supreme Court decision permitting a cross on public land, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revised its policies on religious symbols in displays at VA facilities.
07/10/2019 - By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service