It's not compelling.
(RNS) The more concrete is our prayer, the more political it seems, and the more likely it is to offend.
The leading promoters of the New Religious Freedom.
Her friends didn’t force her to choose between her orientation and her love for Jesus. They shared her joy.
That's clear from a new lawsuit in Illinois.
What is a 'hate crime'? What is 'obstruction of religion'? How are they different from 'terrorism'?
There were good reasons to push for a negotiated settlement.
It's unexpected events like these that keep me loving religion and politics in the USA.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights condemns "bathroom laws" and the like as human rights violations.
(RNS) A Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas will have enormous consequences for immigrant families and our nation’s values. Will the court's action keep these families together or tear them apart?
My friend and colleague Charles Haynes would like the atheists who have been insisting on erecting anti-religious winter solstice displays to declare victory and go away. They've established their right to be there. I don't think that's going to work.
As it dawns on the Republican Party that the American people are not entirely down with the Norquistian anti-tax pledge, so is it dawning that the upper hand in the culture war may not lie with religious conservatives. So along comes Richard Stearns, president of the evangelical international aid agency World Vision, with a call to Christians to lay down their arms.
If you want to understand why President Obama campaigned on abortion rights this year, look no further than the national exit polls, which show that 59 percent of Tuesday's electorate think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, as opposed to 36 percent who think it should be illegal in all or most cases.
The likelihood that this year's Democratic Party platform will support same-sex marriage and condemn the Defense of Marriage Act creates as bright a culture war line as one could wish with the Republicans, for whom the sanctity of the Old-Time Nuptuality has long been an article of partisan faith.
One of the possibly unintended consequences of the megachurch phenomenon is that there are now all these huge air-conditioned, sound system-equipped auditoriums available for rental by public school departments for the purpose of holdinng graduation ceremonies. And as some have availed themselves of the facilities, so as night follows day, there have been lawsuits challenging the practice.