France fights hold of Islamist radicals with dragnets, laws
(RNS) — The proposed legislation is intended to re-anchor secularism in a France where Muslims are increasingly visible and Islam is gaining a stronger voice.
Biden signs executive order reestablishing White House faith office
(RNS) — The order reappoints Melissa Rogers, who headed the office under President Barack Obama.
Amy Coney Barrett joins liberal justices to stay execution, grant inmate’s pastor access
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The result hinted at Barrett’s broader approach to religious liberty.
Getting serious (and precise) about Christian nationalism
(RNS) — We’ve seen what Christian nationalism is. What it’s not is perhaps more important.
How Heschel and King bonded over the Hebrew prophets
(RNS) — Black History Month is a fitting moment to recall a brief, remarkable friendship that permanently transformed America.
Rare Winston Churchill paintings of historic mosque, cathedral up for auction
(RNS) — Paintings by the former British prime minister of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech will be put on sale at Christie’s.
Christian nationalism cannot unite us
(RNS) — What Jeep’s Super Bowl ad misses is that both nostalgic Christian nationalism and violent Christian nationalism are harmful and divisive.
Survey: More than a quarter of white evangelicals believe core QAnon conspiracy theory
(RNS) — There was also significant support among white evangelicals for the claim that members of antifa, or anti-fascist activists, were ‘mostly responsible’ for the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the survey conducted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
An American Lent: It’s time for evangelicalism to embrace the act of confession
(RNS) — Without disciplines like corporate confession and Lent, there is little within popular evangelicalism to restrain the triumphalism of white American culture from overshadowing the cross of Christ.
This Lent, give up mixing faith with political terrorism
(RNS) — We must be exceptionally clear that terrorism is an affront to Christian faith. That will be my Lenten practice.
A religious analysis of that Super Bowl Jeep commercial
(RNS) — That Jeep commercial with the Boss? It was a sermon.
Election turmoil splits West Virginia city’s evangelicals
(RNS) — What is the role of evangelical Christianity in America’s divisive politics?
New START buys time on nukes. Now let’s start banning them altogether
(RNS) — Even with New START, we have a long road to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
A Catholic scholar weighs Biden’s future with Vatican and US bishops
(RNS) — The Vatican may be breathing a sigh of relief on Joe Biden’s election. But the second Catholic president faces significant headwinds from American bishops, writes Massimo Faggioli in a new book.
Faith-based refugee resettlement groups describe what it will take to rebuild program after Trump cuts
(RNS) — Biden’s executive order may be raising the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 15,000 to 125,000, but the work needed to rebuild the gutted resettlement apparatus have many admitting it’s unlikely the United States will reach that target anytime soon.