(RNS) — American faith groups are just as divided as political parties — disagreeing about immigration policy, climate change and the future of the country, according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute. One thing they do agree on is that they wish President Trump would act more presidential.
(RNS) — Evangelical pastor John MacArthur criticized Southern Baptist Bible teacher Beth Moore and called female preachers a sign that Southern Baptists were losing their belief in the authority of the Bible.
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — The once-genial Christian author who penned 'Lyle the Kindly Viking' has become a full-throated supporter of the president and critic of the liberal forces he believes pose a threat to American culture.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Azza Karam, the newly elected leader of the interfaith group Religions for Peace, urged delegates to the group's recent World Assembly to harness the power of religion to address climate, nuclear arms and income inequality.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Interfaith leaders meeting in Germany this week will discuss how they can help address issues like climate change, terrorism, women’s rights, warfare, poverty, sexual violence and migration.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An Israeli city wanted to ban men and women from sitting together at a publicly funded concert aimed at an ultra-Orthodox audience. Women's advocates said the concert violated anti-discrimination laws. Israel's high court agreed, but the ruling came too late to stop the concert.
(RNS) — Religion News Service interviews two men behind the new Netflix documentary series about a secretive Christian group whose members have shaped U.S. politics for more than 50 years.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — At their annual meeting, Southern Baptists approved constitutional amendments aimed at dealing with abuse. If approved again next year, the amendments would allow the nation's largest Protestant denomination to remove churches that mishandle allegations of abuse or misconduct.
(RNS) — A Pennsylvania Lutheran pastor told his church on Easter Sunday that he wished Muslims had set fire to Notre Dame Cathedral so that there could be a 'violent purge' of Muslims from France. He now says his words were misunderstood.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A rabbinical court has asked some immigrants to Israel to prove they are genetically Jewish before they can be married, a standard some say violates Judaism’s own definitions of Jewishness.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — While blaming the abusers, SBC President J.D. Greear called on the convention as a whole 'to repent of a culture that has made abuse, cover-ups, and evading accountability far too easy.'
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — The latest sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has left many lay people wondering if it is time to leave the church.