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A ‘missionary to Christian nationalists,’ Phoenix pastor urges conversion, not confrontation

By Bob Smietana — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — Caleb Campbell hopes hospitality and kindness — rather than arguments — can lead away from the fusion of God and country.

White evangelicalism enters DeSantis season

By Tyler Huckabee — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — The Christian right turns to Florida’s governor to accomplish what Donald Trump never could.

Americans who aren’t sure about God are a fast-growing force in politics – and they’re typically even more politically active than white evangelicals

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — Winning elections isn’t just a matter of how many players you have. It’s how engaged they are.

Does education ‘cure’ people of faith? The data says no

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — Despite a long-standing biased assumption among many that the uneducated cling to religion, studies show people with higher degrees are most likely to be religious.

Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — Not only did voters support abortion rights ballot measures, they probably also helped Democrats stave off a red wave.

Religion plays a role in Native American adoption case before Supreme Court

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — Legal activists argue that Brackeen v. Haaland could inhibit Native American children’s contact with their religious traditions while extending a long history of white Christian efforts to convert Native children and remove them from their homes and families.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.

Despite Mastriano’s loss, don’t count out Christian nationalism

By Jack Jenkins — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Winning a race like Mastriano’s in Pennsylvania, leaning on Christian nationalism, is harder than, perhaps, a congressional seat in the South,’ said sociologist Andrew Whitehead.

In ‘God made a fighter’ ad, DeSantis paves way to replace Trump as anointed one

By Jack Jenkins — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — DeSantis may be positioning himself as the heir to Trump's Christian nationalist base.

A new Billy Graham archive opens on the late evangelist’s birthday

By Yonat Shimron — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — The two-story building, constructed with the latest preservation standards and environmental controls, cost $13 million and sits across the road from the Billy Graham Library.

United Methodist Church announces date, location for thrice-postponed General Conference

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — The next General Conference will be held April 23 to May 3, 2024, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Why abortion was a dud for Democrats

By Jacob Lupfer — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — In politics, the faith card is always a wild card.

We got here because too many good people put their head in the sand

By Karen Swallow Prior — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — Negligence is not only a vice — sometimes it’s a crime.

Birmingham ministries host LGBTQ-affirming student fair amid Samford pushback

By Kathryn Post — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The event takes place months after Samford University disinvited LGBTQ-affirming ministries from its annual ministry fair.

In Indiana, a legal victory for religious liberty over fetal personhood

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon have to reckon with its majority's expansive interpretation of free exercise of religion.
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