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Why a Trump indictment will matter so little to most of his Christian supporters

By Robert P. Jones — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — Consider just a few of the public revelations and remarks by Trump since 2016 and how little they affected white evangelicals' loyalty to him.
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Report: LGBTQ Americans tend to be younger and have no religion

By Bob Smietana — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — The new report from PRRI also found that many religious Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination rights, even those who oppose same sex-marriage.

Pelosi on cleric who barred her from Communion: ‘That’s his problem, not mine’

By Jack Jenkins — March 23, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We’ve had very, very negative anti-LGBTQ stuff coming from our archbishop,’ former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Survey: Catholic biblical literalists more likely to have anti-Jewish views

By Jack Jenkins — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — Researchers said the findings showcase a lack of understanding about U.S. Catholics regarding church teaching.

Practicing prophetic grief

By Otis Moss III — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — When we grieve pathetically, we may come to imitate our oppressors.

These are the schools the Global Methodist Church recommends for hopeful clergy

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — The fledgling Methodist denomination, which broke away from the United Methodist Church last year amid ongoing debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians, has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon or elder.

Worship leader turned ‘Star Wars’ memer finds trademark trouble from unexpected quarter

By Bob Smietana — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — A once-influential Christian magazine’s attempts to regain an audience may have alienated the very people it wants to reach.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s coming ‘Great Ejection’

By Curtis W. Freeman — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — Will this summer’s SBC annual meeting make Christian history?

As The King’s College faces closure, scrutiny turns to its backers

By Meagan Saliashvili — March 22, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — The nondenominational Christian college is expected to announce it will close after a Canadian company failed to deliver on lofty promises to boost declining enrollment, say staff and faculty members.

Jimmy Carter’s religious values were never far from his presidency or his policy

By Lovett H. Weems Jr. — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — The former president possessed an inner confidence in relation to his faith that may not be fully understood by many, even to this day.

Judge dismisses lawsuit by 36 United Methodist churches

By Yonat Shimron — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — The North Carolina churches sued in state courts to leave a denomination they view as having strayed from its theological moorings on LGBTQ issues.

Bishops discourage Catholic health care groups from performing gender-affirming care

By Jack Jenkins — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — Opponents of the new ‘doctrinal note’ such as New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBTQ outreach organization, blasted the bishops’ statement as ‘neither good theology nor acceptable pastoral care.’

Princeton Theological Seminary students, alumni seek ouster of trustee chair

By Adelle M. Banks — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — ‘The seminary needs a deeper reckoning,’ they wrote, ‘with its current relationship to and investment in modern systems of enslavement.’
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