Timothy C. Morgan

Timothy C. Morgan is an author at Religion News Service.

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Obama appointee Deborah Birx: President Trump can control AIDS pandemic

By Timothy C. Morgan — January 24, 2017
(RNS) A Q&A with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on HIV prevention and how churches can help

Chinese dissident-evangelist accused of sexual misconduct

By Timothy C. Morgan — July 12, 2016
(RNS) Yuan is recognized as one of the leading preachers and theologians for the global Chinese Christian community, which has at least 70 million Christians and more overseas.

Anglican leader in Iraq suspended in ISIS funding inquiry

By Timothy C. Morgan — June 23, 2016
(RNS) “We never gave the bad guys one penny,” the Rev. Andrew White, the acclaimed "Vicar of Baghdad," said in denying charges that money used to redeem sex slaves ended up in the hands of the Islamic State group.

InterVarsity leader: ‘I know what it’s like to live in a culture not my own’

By Timothy C. Morgan — May 25, 2016
(RNS) Tom Lin, 43, a Chicago native, Harvard grad, one-time missionary to Mongolia, was recently named the first non-white president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

World Vision president: Treat refugees as guests

By Timothy C. Morgan — May 16, 2016
(RNS) Christians in Iraq’s Kurdish north, Jordan, and Lebanon are becoming more innovative in responding to the needs of refugees. U.S. churches can learn from them, Rich Stearns said.

Baptist agency comes clean about ex-missionary’s trail of sexual abuse

By Timothy C. Morgan — May 10, 2016
(RNS) Now in his mid-80s, Donn Ketcham has never faced criminal prosecution or civil litigation.

#BoycottTarget reaches 500,000 signers

By Timothy C. Morgan — April 25, 2016
(RNS) The campaign follows Target's announcement that transgender customers may use the restroom that “corresponds with their gender identity.

Faith-based groups help quake-stricken Ecuador

By Timothy C. Morgan — April 19, 2016
(RNS) Georgia-based MAP International has joined World Vision, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, CARE and Samaritan's Purse to help with rescue and recovery.

Churches pray for refugees on fifth anniversary of Syrian civil war

By Timothy C. Morgan — March 14, 2016
(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board and a dozen other Christian groups will raise awareness in American churches through the #PrayForRefugees campaign.

Iranian pastor’s wife files court papers against recently freed husband

By Timothy C. Morgan — January 27, 2016
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini filed domestic legal papers to ensure her children stay in Boise, where she is living.

Evangelical leaders see Syrian refugees as opportunity

By Timothy C. Morgan — January 21, 2016
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (RNS) A meeting billed as the largest gathering of evangelicals on refugees calls on American Christians to overcome anxieties about differences of religion.

Evangelicals commit to refugee resettlement efforts

By Timothy C. Morgan — December 18, 2015
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) They said there are nearly 60 million displaced or refugee people worldwide, “a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented size.”

Survey: Women distrust churches for abortion advice

By Timothy C. Morgan — November 25, 2015
(RNS) Fear of gossip and judgmental reactions routinely prevents churchgoing women who are considering an abortion from first seeking the counsel of pastors or others in their church, according to a new survey by an evangelical polling group.

Why imprisoned pastor’s wife kept her marital abuse a secret — until now

By Timothy C. Morgan — November 20, 2015
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini's accusations raise the question: Why do evangelical women wait so long before reporting spousal abuse?

War with Islam? Evangelicals ponder Christian response to Paris attacks

By Timothy C. Morgan — November 16, 2015
(RNS) Some argue that the best response to the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris is a war on terrorism and militant Islamic ideology, while others favor Christian reconciliation and pacifism.
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