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Lawsuit against McLean Bible, David Platt dismissed

By Bob Smietana — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — The dispute at McLean is part of a larger 'woke war' among evangelicals.

LGBTQ youth of faith retell their stories to inspire others

By Luis Andres Henao — June 27, 2022
(AP) — 'I want to show that these identities aren’t a contradiction and for younger people to know that there’s hope,' said Hodak, who in addition to Beloved Arise belongs to another group, Jewish Queer Youth.

Pro-lifer 3.0 to abortion-rights supporters: Let’s talk

By Charles C. Camosy — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Let’s put on our big-boy and big-girl boots and have an exchange that matters.

JD Hall, Pulpit & Pen founder, ‘disqualified’ from ministry by Montana church

By Bob Smietana — June 26, 2022
(RNS) — In the past, Hall's church, a fundamentalist congregation that opposes critical race theory, had stood behind its controversial pastor.

As Roe falls, religious abortion-rights advocates prepare for next steps

By Jack Jenkins — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — 'We vow to keep fighting,' said Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women. 'This is not the end. There are things that we can do.'

Evangelist Nick Hall: Christians have become ‘loud about everything but Jesus’

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Hall remains dedicated to big-event evangelism and is leading Together '22 in Dallas this weekend, hoping to draw tens of thousands in person.

‘Blessing of Elders’ lauds 7 Black Christian luminaries at Museum of the Bible gala

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I believe the 21st century will see the Black church lead the way to hope and healing in a deeply divided nation,’ said the Rev. A.R. Bernard.

For the religious right, a victory 50 years in the making

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — A mighty coalition comprising mostly conservative Catholics, evangelical Christians and Mormons grounded its theological aims in the language of human rights and played its politics unrelentingly.

Will states prosecute women who seek abortions?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Now that Roe is overturned, lawmakers need to get their stories straight.

Dobbs decision and fall of Roe met with rejoicing, dismay from faith groups

By Bob Smietana — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Religious groups, like most Americans, are divided over the decision. While most Americans say abortion should be legal, many would support restrictions.

Can the Southern Baptist Convention be saved?

By Karen Swallow Prior — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Look for the helpers,’ said Mister Rogers, but right now in the SBC we need to look for the humble.

‘We’ll be back’: CBN vows to keep fighting ‘wokeism’ and women preachers in SBC

By Bob Smietana — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Leaders of the Conservative Baptist Network hope that a return to the Bible Belt in 2023 will bolster their efforts to reform the Southern Baptist Convention.

Columbia Theological Seminary students object to firing of Black administrator

By Kathryn Post — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — Students say it’s the latest in a series of firings of faculty and administration of color since 2019.

Presbyterian Church in America votes to leave National Association of Evangelicals

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — It’s the third time in the past decade the theologically conservative Presbyterian denomination has considered a measure to leave the association, an umbrella organization of 40 evangelical Christian denominations.

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

By Nancy S. Jecker — June 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
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