Churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith-based community centers damaged in a natural disaster could be eligible for federal disaster relief funds under a measure approved by a congressional committee.
By Chris Matthews / Religion News Service
The U.S. State Department failed to release a list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom by a Nov. 13 deadline, even though Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said religious freedom is a “human rights priority” for the Trump administration.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Students can win money for college by writing an essay discussing whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays.
By Illana Ostrin / Baptist Joint Committee
In the wake of the shooting massacre at a Texas church, Pastor Eric S.C. Manning has visited members of his own congregation—Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church—to see how they are coping with rekindled memories and ongoing grief.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Sutherland Springs to offer prayers and words of comfort to a stricken community three days after a lone gunman killed more than two dozen people during a Sunday morning church service.
By Yonat Shimron and Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
The tax-reform package U.S. House of Representative leaders released Nov. 2 would weaken a provision in the tax code that bars churches from endorsing political candidates without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Does a Christian baker have the First Amendment right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple? It depends on which Baptists you ask.
Conservative African-American clergy accused LGBT activists of hijacking the civil rights movement and launched a campaign to support a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding.
After two federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban, protesters gathered across the street from the White House to stand in solidarity with Muslims and refugees.
Muslim refugees to the United States, whose numbers have recently increased, have been far outpaced by Christians refugees over the last decade and a half.
The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to President Trump’s travel ban on majority-Muslim countries because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block.
By Gregory Korte and Richard Wolf / USA Today
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the U.S. tax code’s ministerial housing allowance is unconstitutional.
By David Roach / Baptist Press