Barna, Hispanic evangelicals, weigh in on health care

Prominent evangelical pollster George Barna weighed in on the health-care debate with a Sept. 20 editorial saying that Jesus would support universal coverage -- although not necessarily through the government.

Ethicists view health care as basic right, not a luxury commodity

Human beings are fragile creatures needing health care to flourish and—in many cases—survive, said David Gushee, distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University. And that universal need for health care makes it a human right, he insists.

Florida principal, athletic director, not guilty of contempt of court

A federal judge in Florida ruled Sept. 17 that a blessing at an athletic banquet did not violate her court order telling a school district to refrain from promoting religious activity at school events.

Faith Digest: Census won't count Mormon missionaries overseas

Mormon missionaries serving abroad will not be counted in the 2010 U.S. census, despite the hopes of Utah congressmen that the missionaries would be included.

Faith-based mutual insurers worry about health care reform

As Congress debates whether to mandate health insurance for all Americans, several Christian ministries whose members share each other’s medical costs are hoping the final version of health care reform doesn’t put them out of business.
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