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100 years later, Fosdick’s question, ‘Shall the fundamentalists win?’ still echoes

By Jacob Lupfer — May 20, 2022
(RNS) — The answer, improbable at the time, was, 'Yes, they shall.'
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McLean Bible Church leaders hope a new church election will resolve lawsuit

By Bob Smietana — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — The conflict at McLean Bible Church is part culture war, part battle over bylaws.

Insurers suddenly raise stakes on German churches’ sex abuse response

By Tom Heneghan — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — One of Germany’s biggest trade associations, representing 10 million insured people, has given victims of sexual abuse a powerful ally with deep pockets and highly paid lawyers.

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

By Julie Watson and Amy Taxin — May 19, 2022
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — It was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments saving others by rushing a gunman who fired on a Southern California church

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

By Deepa Bharath — May 19, 2022
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators said they obtained Chou's handwritten notes documenting his hatred of Taiwan.

As Roe’s potential fall nears, abortion abolitionists turn on ‘pro-life elites’

By Bob Smietana — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion abolitionists, including a leading candidate for SBC president, want an end to abortion, with no exceptions, and say women who have illegal abortions should face murder charges.

Lawsuit accuses ACNA church of negligence that resulted in child sexual abuse

By Kathryn Post — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — The case will be co-counseled by longtime sexual abuse attorney Boz Tchividjian.

How Christian nationalism won Pennsylvania’s GOP primary

By Jacob Lupfer — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — And why it will bring losses in the fall.

The conversation white parents should be having with their children

By Kelly Brown Douglas — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — Schools are being barred from discussing racism. That leaves parents and our faith communities.

Prosecutor: Church gunman had ‘diabolical plan’ to massacre

By Amy Taxin and Stefanie Dazio — May 17, 2022
(AP) — Dr. John Cheng, a sports medicine doctor who is survived by a wife and two children, charged at the shooter and attempted to disarm him, allowing others to intervene.

Faith on the ground in Buffalo: Voice Buffalo executive director Denise Walden

By Adelle M. Banks — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — ‘They are some of the matriarchs and the pillars of our community,’ Buffalo minister says of residents killed in attack.

Montana pastor J.D. Hall, Pulpit&Pen founder, charged with DUI, carrying weapon

By Bob Smietana — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Hall, a firebrand polemicist known for his take-no-prisoners approach in attacking liberals, offered to resign as pastor of his church. The church claims he suffers from a vitamin deficiency.

How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.
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