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Matt Chandler under fire as podcast alleges Village Church hired father despite known abuse

By Kathryn Post — July 12, 2024
(RNS) — The allegations, which were shared in the 'Bodies Behind the Bus' podcast earlier this week, have sparked controversy online.
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Prominent ‘queer affirming’ theologian facing trial by Church of the Nazarene

By Yonat Shimron — July 11, 2024
(RNS) — The Rev. Thomas Jay Oord is accused of teaching doctrines contrary to the Church of the Nazarene.

Students call for transparency as Cornerstone University guts humanities programs

By Kathryn Post — July 10, 2024
(RNS) — Several former faculty told RNS that the changes include the involuntary departures of six tenured faculty who had already signed contracts for the next school year.

How a perfect storm sent church insurance rates skyrocketing

By Bob Smietana — July 10, 2024
(RNS) — The same factors that have caused a crisis in the homeowner's insurance market are also affecting churches, who have to choose between paying for insurance or running programs.

Hidden in plain sight: The world’s neglected humanitarian crises 

By Myal Greene and Carol Bremer-Bennett — July 10, 2024
(RNS) — We too often see occasions of incongruence between donor interest and the actual greatest situations of need.

Faith can help heal our polarized country

By L. Gregory Jones — July 9, 2024
(RNS) — Communities of faith are distinctively (perhaps even divinely) positioned to demonstrate how to build solidarity with one another.

DoorDash delivers 100 million charity meals, partnering with religious, other nonprofits

By Adelle M. Banks — July 8, 2024
(RNS) — 'If it wasn't for DoorDash really partnering with us, a lot of things that we desire to do for the community probably wouldn't come to pass,' a Chicago pastor said.

Is the GOP the party of life and liberty no more?

By Brent Leatherwood — July 8, 2024
(RNS) — Dobbs gave states power to deal with abortion. It didn't end the federal government's responsibility to protect life.

The Washington insiders helping Sean Feucht spread Christian nationalism in Congress

By Jack Jenkins — July 8, 2024
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'It is time in America that we take back territory,' Sean Feucht said in a video promoting his efforts to build a base on Capitol Hill.

Bills to enhance religion in schools spur fights between faiths

By Jack Jenkins — July 5, 2024
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As lawmakers push faith-focused education bills, the statutes are facing pushback from an unexpected source: other religious people.

California Baptists cut staff, citing decline in Cooperative Program Giving

By Bob Smietana — July 3, 2024
(RNS) — Overall giving to the SBC’s national funding program is down about 2%.

The Episcopal Church revises clergy misconduct protocols for fairness, transparency

By Kathryn Post — July 3, 2024
(RNS) — The changes come as the denomination prepares to welcome a new presiding bishop with a history of bringing abuse to light.

After Morris allegations, Texas legislators vow to expand statutes of limitations on abuse

By James Russell — July 2, 2024
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — ‘These actions demand public exposure, should never be tolerated, and any person who harms a child should and must be held accountable,’ said Texas state Rep. Nate Schatzline.
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