Journalist Tim Alberta on American Evangelicals and Extremism

By Ray Kirstein — February 24, 2024

State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush talks with journalist Tim Alberta, best-selling author of the new book “The Kingdom, The Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism”

Faith leaders renew push for ‘accurate’ Black history education in Florida

By Adelle M. Banks — February 23, 2024

(RNS) — Training sessions in Tallahassee and in Orlando will feature curriculum companies whose products could enhance those wishing to teach Black history in schools and churches.

Catholics rally around Annunciation House after lawsuit

By Aleja Hertzler-McCain — February 23, 2024

RNS — ‘Our church, our city and our country owe Annunciation House a deep debt of gratitude,’ El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz wrote in a statement.

Photos of the Week: Lakewood recovering; Magh Mela

By Kit Doyle — February 23, 2024

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes Magh Mela Hindu pilgrims in India, Lakewood Church recovering from a shooting and more.

Backlash to trans activist’s St. Patrick’s funeral reveals deep fault lines

By Aleja Hertzler-McCain — February 23, 2024

(RNS) — Both Cecilia Gentili’s friends and family and Cardinal Timothy Dolan said they felt ‘disrespect’ from the other group.

Ministry accused of covert conversion therapy moves across from Adventist university

By Kathryn Post — February 23, 2024

(RNS) — Coming Out Ministries, which promotes freedom from the ‘chains of homosexuality,’ is setting up its headquarters across from Andrews University in the hopes of reaching students.

Islamist Nigerian militants press attacks against Christians to foment religious war

By Tonny Onyulo — February 23, 2024

ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — The militants ‘want to use religion to achieve their target of destabilizing the country and establishing an Islamic state,’ said a local evangelical Christian pastor.

Alabama’s ruling puts the rights of the vulnerable above convenience of the powerful

By Charles C. Camosy — February 23, 2024

(RNS) — We should do what’s right for its own sake, not because it’s the most convenient.

Georgia bill aims to protect religious liberty. Opponents say it’s a license to discriminate

By Jeff Amy — February 23, 2024

ATLANTA (AP) — That religious protection bill resurfaced Thursday eight years after lawmakers passed a different version of the measure.

Belarus cracks down on clergy who supported protests of its authoritarian leader

By Yuras Karmanau — February 23, 2024

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the last three years, at least 74 clergy have been arrested, fined or deported, according to the Viasna human rights center, even before the new law took effect.

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