FRESNO, Calif. (RNS) — A long-shot effort to sway evangelicals away from Trump is the logical next step in Doug Pagitt's long trajectory as a Christian leader.
(RNS) — Coming from an evangelical upbringing, I’ve heard religious leaders cast meditation as a dangerous pagan practice. But Western Christians have missed out since abandoning our own tradition of meditation.
(RNS) — Barna Group is preparing to release its State of the Church data for the first time in a decade in what it calls the most in-depth and comprehensive study in its history.
(RNS) — The ground is tilled for progressive faith activists to make an impact on college campuses going into 2020. Will they bother to plant the seeds?
(RNS) — The tour is scheduled for late May through early June and was to feature eight venues in eight cities across the U.K. Thousands signed petitions objecting to his visit.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'I don’t think God gives us strength so we can lift things, I think he gives us strength so we can lift other people,' said the former NFL quarterback in an interview with Religion News Service.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — A Christian university says it is open to hiring non-Christian faculty from an art school it recently acquired. Belmont University's provost had made headlines for saying the school would not hire non-Christians.
(RNS) — 'It is in this spirit of gratitude that we write you today, as young Christians, to implore you to engage the climate crisis with the full and faithful urgency that it requires,' the signers proclaim.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'If you organize 2 to 10 percent of the poor around an agenda, you can fundamentally shift every election,' Barber predicted.
(RNS) — John Ortberg, megachurch pastor and author, apologized for not banning a volunteer who confessed to being attracted to children.
(RNS) — Known for his environmental advocacy, Tom Steyer, like other candidates, has made a point of referencing his faith often while on the campaign trail. He spoke with RNS to discuss his faith, how it intersects with his policy agenda, and the overlap between religion and politics in the United States.
(RNS) — Lots of people see God in nature. But for Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmentalist turned presidential candidate, God is found not only in the environment but also in those who fight to protect it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘You are the most equipped to help survivors to understand and teach your students to understand this is wrong,’ Denhollander said.
(RNS) — While painful for many longtime church members, advocates say a “restart” can help reverse shrinking numbers and breathe new life into congregations.