Faith-based organizations express outrage over plan to cut refugee admissions to historic low — again

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 1, 2020

(RNS) — In recent weeks, several faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement had asked the Trump administration to raise that number to its historic average: 95,000.

Biden campaign launches a trio of new faith ads targeted at evangelical and Catholic voters

By Jack Jenkins — October 1, 2020

(RNS) — The seven-figure ad buy includes two 30-second television spots that will run on Catholic and evangelical programs.

Complaints on Trump’s debate performance highlight generational divide among white evangelicals

By Jack Jenkins — September 30, 2020

(RNS) — Trump’s performance didn’t sit well with a group whose tenuous ties with the GOP have been further fractured by his presidency: younger white evangelicals.

Black church turnout effort mobilizes against alleged voter suppression

By Adelle M. Banks — September 29, 2020

(RNS) — Some groups previously ‘never worked this tightly together because the stakes are higher,’ one Black church network leader said.

Ravi Zacharias ministry to investigate sexual misconduct claims at spas against its founder

By Bob Smietana — September 29, 2020

(RNS) — Former employees at spas owned by the evangelist claim he exposed himself and made unwanted sexual advances.

Southern Baptist publishing arm, LifeWay, sues former president Thom Rainer

By Yonat Shimron — September 29, 2020

(RNS) — LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, has sued its former president and CEO, alleging he violated a noncompete clause in his contract that forbids him from working with competitors.  

Black clergy call for 40 days of prayer, fasting and ‘spiritual warfare’ before election

By Jim Wallis, Barbara Williams-Skinner — September 29, 2020

(RNS) — It’s time for white Christians to respond to Black Christians to deepen our response to the fundamental moral and biblical crisis of this election.

Trump taxes report highlights nearly $400,000 payment from Billy Graham group

By Jack Jenkins — September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A new report from The New York Times citing Trump’s tax information raises questions about the potential conflicts of interest in making money off his religious allies while in office.

Franklin Graham borrows a tactic from the left with his Saturday prayer march

By Yonat Shimron — September 25, 2020

(RNS) — He insists the march is not an effort to encourage voting or to rally evangelicals to the polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election. But his choice of speakers suggests otherwise.

Whipsawed by 2020

By Max Lucado — September 25, 2020

(RNS) — Now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to look up.

Churches hit home run with services in ballparks and stadiums as COVID-19 cancels sports

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 24, 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (RNS) — With many sports canceled for the season, some churches — like South Bend City Church — have filled the stands at the empty stadiums and ballparks in their neighborhoods.

Danny Chambers, charismatic worship leader and Nashville pastor, has died

By Bob Smietana — September 24, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Friends took to social media to mourn the passing of Danny Chambers, a beloved pastor and worship leader based in Nashville.

Demonizing white evangelicals won’t solve our political divisions

By Arthur E. Farnsley II — September 24, 2020

(RNS) — White evangelicals are certainly complicit in our history of systemic racism and nationalism, but transparent prejudice against them offers no way forward for any of us.

How a Sean Feucht worship service convinced me I am no longer an evangelical

By D.L. Mayfield — September 23, 2020

(RNS) — I was surrounded by people who truly believed they were proclaiming the good news. Yet on the edges of their concert, young people of color were begging for them to listen to their grief instead of singing over it.

Protecting abuse survivors is ‘personal,’ says new Southern Baptist leader

By Adelle M. Banks — September 22, 2020

(RNS) — The Rev. Rolland Slade on his personal connection with a sex abuse survivor: ‘In fact, we’ve been married 39 years. So when I say it’s personal, it’s personal.’

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