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Trump urged to appoint ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom

Trump urged to appoint ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom

The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to appoint an ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in his first 100 days in office.

       
Muslim voters don’t show up in the exit polls—yet

Muslim voters don’t show up in the exit polls—yet

Pollsters and other students of politics say the day has not arrived when the Muslim vote makes a significant imprint on national elections. But that doesn’t mean politicians can safely ignore this demographic.

       
Trump education pick worries church-state separationists

Trump education pick worries church-state separationists

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he turned down an offer to become Donald Trump’s education secretary before the president-elect offered the job to school voucher advocate Betsy DeVos.

       

FBI reports surge of anti-Muslim incidents

Although Jews remain the most frequent victims in America of hate crimes based on religion, the number of incidents against Muslims surged in 2015, according to newly released data from the FBI.

       
Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, who led songs for evangelist Billy Graham six decades, died under hospice care in Charlotte, N.C. He was 93 years old.

       
McDaniel de facto POW chaplain at Hanoi Hilton

McDaniel de facto POW chaplain at Hanoi Hilton

Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel spent six years imprisoned in North Vietnam as a POW—and was de facto chaplain at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison among American detainees.

       
Faith leaders ask Clinton not to ignore black church concerns

Faith leaders ask Clinton not to ignore black church concerns

Two-dozen African-American faith leaders delivered an open letter to Hillary Clinton, asking her to defend the right to oppose abortion and gay marriage and commit to work with them to address poverty and violence.

       
Presidential election exposes evangelical divides

Presidential election exposes evangelical divides

Americans with evangelical beliefs share a great deal in common theologically. But when it comes to voting, race and political affiliation divide evangelicals, according to a LifeWay Research survey.

       
Will Trump tape be tipping point with conservative Christians?

Will Trump tape be tipping point with conservative Christians?

After a video showed presidential candidate Donald Trump bragging about groping women and speaking of them in vulgar terms, some wonder if the latest revelations will repel conservative Christian voters. So far, the verdict seems mixed.

       
Clinton or Trump? Mark most pastors ‘undecided’

Clinton or Trump? Mark most pastors ‘undecided’

Political endorsements by preachers appear to have been few and far between this election season—perhaps because the most popular candidate among preachers is “I don’t know,” a recent study shows.

       
Clinton talks faith with African-American Baptists

Clinton talks faith with National Baptists

Talking about one’s faith doesn’t come naturally to a “Midwestern Methodist,” Hillary Clinton admitted. But she spent about a half-hour doing just that, addressing the National Baptist Convention, USA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African-American religious organizations.

       

Skip political endorsements in church, most Americans say

Eight in 10 U.S. adults say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church, and three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements, according to a report by LifeWay Research.

       
Few Protestant pastors asked to perform same-sex weddings

Few Protestant pastors asked to perform same-sex weddings

More than 100,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages nationwide last year, but few Protestant pastors officiated at the ceremonies.

       
Coalition urges defeat of California education bill

Coalition urges defeat of California education bill

A multi-faith coalition urged California legislators to abandon a bill it says would violate religious freedom in higher education.

       
Most churchgoers are hearing politics from the pulpit

Most churchgoers hear politics from the pulpit

Most American churchgoers are hearing politics from the pulpits of their churches during this presidential election season, a new survey reveals.

       
 
 
 
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