(RNS) — Vivian gained global attention in 1965, when he confronted a sheriff on the steps of a courthouse as activists attempted to register to vote.
(RNS) — Christian children's book author Matthew Paul Turner came out as gay via social media on Friday and announced an impending divorce with his wife and fellow writer, Jessica Turner.
(RNS) — ‘Banning singing in California churches is an unconstitutional abuse of power,’ said a lawyer representing three churches.
(RNS) — In her new book, she argues Christianity, especially of the white Protestant variety, undergirds the nation’s institutions and practices and establishes a normative baseline from which all other faiths are seen as abnormal.
(RNS) — Parents allege the church’s ‘malicious, reckless, and willful and wanton’ conduct led to the abuse of their daughter by a man now in prison for sexual battery.
(RNS) — The future of racial justice could depend on white evangelicals recognizing the extent to which structural racism continues to afflict our country.
(RNS) — John Onwuchekwa, a Southern Baptist Church planter, said SBC leaders’ ties to President Donald Trump and the denomination’s inability to deal with issues of race and justice meant he could not in good faith remain part of the SBC.
(RNS) — American Christians shy away from social issues — racial reconciliation, immigration reform and economic inequalities — that they associate with progressive politics.
(RNS) — ‘The moment that (Trump) held up that Bible, he revealed this president is using us,’ a man named Pat, identified as a Republican, says in the ad.
CHICAGO (RNS) — As people across the country deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s reckoning over racism, many Christian leaders, organizations and churches are providing resources not only to care for their spiritual and physical health, but also their mental health.
(RNS) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is designed to fuel our divisions in the name of ‘law and order’ — all for Trump’s own benefit (his only real goal in life).
(RNS) — Elders at Menlo Church say their initial investigation into concerns about megachurch pastor John Ortberg’s son fell short.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Meanwhile, the former chaplain says his firing comes after he shared theological articles the college ‘deemed ideologically problematic.’
(RNS) — The rapper hinted that his presidential run may be his most overt fusion of faith and politics yet, with religion impacting everything from his decision to run to his views on vaccines.
(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.