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Bread for the World puts price tag on hunger

Bread for the World puts price tag on hunger: $160 billion in health care

Widespread hunger and food insecurity in the United States add $160 billion to national health care spending, a Christian advocacy group reports.

       
Supreme Court will wade back into abortion debate

Supreme Court will wade back into abortion debate

The Supreme Court agreed to re-enter the national debate over abortion by deciding whether stronger restrictions placed on abortion clinics and doctors in Texas constitute an “undue burden” on women seeking legal abortions and should be struck down.

       

Americans fret about Islam, immigrants & race

Americans of all faiths and viewpoints are gloomy about the economy, anxious about Islam, bothered by immigrants and mistrustful across racial lines, a new survey finds.

       
Supreme Court to hear religious challenge to Obamacare

Supreme Court to hear religious challenge to Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Nov. 6 to hear appeals from religious nonprofits—including East Texas Baptist University, Houston Baptist University and the Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider—challenging required coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare, including drugs they believe cause abortions.

       
Hearing launches push to defund Planned Parenthood

Hearing launches push to defund Planned Parenthood


House Republicans began their effort to defund Planned Parenthood Sept. 9 with the first in a series of hearings intended to show the group illegally harvests and sells tissue from aborted fetuses, a claim the group vehemently denies.

       
Critics petition Obama to abolish faith-based hiring bias

Critics petition Obama to abolish faith-based hiring bias

Concerned that faith-based groups can discriminate in hiring while receiving federal funds, a coalition of 130 organizations told President Obama the policy will tarnish his legacy of fair and equal treatment for all Americans.

       
Survey: American evangelicals stand behind Israel

Survey: American evangelicals stand behind Israel

American evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of Israel. Most believe God has plans for that nation—now and in the future. And many of America’s preachers say Christians need to support Israel.

       
White House expands religious objections to birth control

White House expands religious objections to birth control

The Obama administration released rules July 10 allowing “closely held” for-profit corporations to claim a religious objection to mandated coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare.

       
Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Officials of predominantly black denominations are taking different—and sometimes contradictory—approaches in the wake of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., and the burning of more than a half-dozen black churches.

       
BJC says same-sex marriage ruling unlikely to affect tax-exemption

BJC says same-sex marriage ruling unlikely to affect tax-exemption

A Baptist group specializing in church/state issues says the threat of churches and other religious organizations losing their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage has been “highly exaggerated.”

       
Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the Constitution does not allow the government to deny same-sex couples marital benefits available to married couples of the opposite sex.

       
Supreme Court sides with Muslim woman in hijab dispute

Supreme Court sides with Muslim woman in hijab dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 1 retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the civil rights of a Muslim woman not hired because of her religious head covering.

       
Memorial Day remembrances in their own words

Memorial Day remembrances in their own words

For Memorial Day, here are three stories of ordinary Christians—in their own words—who faced extraordinary situations and still celebrate the hope found in Christ in times of crisis and loss.

       
CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission joined other faith groups in announcing a new coalition to combat predatory lending.

       
Americans don’t want student religious groups defunded for restrictive leadership policies

Americans don’t want student religious groups defunded for restrictive leadership policies

A dispute over who can lead student religious groups has left Americans uneasy, but few want to see groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices.

       
 
 
 
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