DALLAS (RNS) — Almost nine months have passed since an off-duty police officer entered Botham Shem Jean’s apartment and opened fire, killing the church song leader. Bertrum and Allison Jean reflect as a racial unity summit paid tribute to their slain son.
(RNS) — Critics say the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability ignored 'glaring improprieties' in Harvest Bible Chapel’s finances for way too long.
(RNS) — A Pennsylvania judge has overturned the conviction of a former Church of Christ youth minister accused of abusing children at the youth camp he oversaw. The judge said he "reluctantly" ruled that the statute of limitations for reporting the allegations had expired.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — A Christian university renamed an auditorium on campus due to concerns that the venue's namesake — a famed preacher — had made racist remarks in the past.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — Elders at a Pennsylvania Church knew that a former youth minister and camp leader had confessed to abuse. But they still allowed him to come to church services until a judge ordered him to stay away.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (RNS) — When local district attorney Kelly Callihan referred an abuse claim against her family’s erstwhile pastor to state authorities, she initiated a series of investigations that renewed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis nationwide.
(RNS) — An obscure provision of the 2017 tax overhaul may end up costing churches and other houses of worship.
TULSA, Okla. (RNS) — The Skatechurch ministry at First United Methodist in Tulsa hopes to reach skateboard fans with the Bible.
(RNS) — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie balances his faith and his politics when it comes to immigration. The Republican congressman supports building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) — The vote ends a bid to unseat a Tarrant County GOP vice chair by those who consider any follower of Islam as a soldier in a 'stealth jihad.'
(RNS) — Cyntoia Brown, who was recently granted clemency for a murder she committed as a teenager, says a program run by a Christian college in Nashville, Tenn., helped her turn her life around.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — A diverse group of religious leaders blessed Kendra Horn, a newly elected U.S. representative, as she prepares to take office. Horn, an Episcopalian, is the first Democratic woman elected to Congress from Oklahoma.
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — The appointment of a Muslim doctor to a county's party leadership has fractured the Republicans of Tarrant County.
EDMOND, Okla. (RNS) — In the Bible Belt state, churches have become a crucial community partner with government officials to address a foster care crisis.
WACO, Texas (RNS) — Magnolia Market, a tourist destination owned by reality TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, will host a church for the homeless.