A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a ban on most state-authorized sports gambling likely will have little impact on Texas, but it could green-light legalized sports betting in surrounding states.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
President Trump unveiled a new initiative that aims to give faith groups a stronger voice within the federal government and serve as a watchdog for government overreach on religious liberty issues.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
On the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Baptists noted progress in eliminating race-based housing discrimination while also citing a need for further improvement.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Navy officials are investigating complaints about the placement of a Bible in a public display about POW/MIAs at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, the service’s largest overseas medical facility.
By Mark A. Kellner / Religion News Service
Progressive evangelicals issued a call to action at the Red Letter Revival, a two-day gathering near the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
Cleophus Smith is one of two surviving sanitation workers who were involved in the two-month Memphis strike and remain on the job. To him, the continuing struggle for better conditions for sanitation workers is a spiritual one.
The tax law that prohibits houses of worship from engaging in explicit political activity without endangering their tax-exempt status will remain intact for now.
With his childhood home as a backdrop, Billy Graham was celebrated as a man of God at his funeral, the closing chapter of a century-long story in American evangelical history.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
A Florida Republican and a New York Democrat earned top scores on the interim International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, an educational project of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative.
When hundreds of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders from the United States and abroad descended on Washington for a recent conference on religious tolerance, participants were quick to note an unexpectedly large delegation of evangelical Christians.
In his second appearance at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump steered clear of partisan politics and focused on his belief in the country’s dependence on God.
By Adelle Banks and Jerome Socolovsky
Labor action over harsh working conditions triggered by the deaths of two African-American sanitation workers prompted Martin Luther King Jr. to travel to Memphis, Tenn., where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.