(RNS) Bernie Sanders leads a revival, and now perhaps a disappointment. What has changed after the Charleston shootings? Two evangelical viewpoints on the presumptive Republican nominee.
The United Methodist Church decision to form a committee rather than vote on LBGT issues has so far not resulted in a committee. The Pope gets tougher on abusive clergy. And another religious minority is killed in Bangladesh.
(RNS) Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, leaving a legacy as an athlete and goodwill ambassador for Islam. Oh, that's what all those parentheses in your Twitter timeline are about. And Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate.
(RNS) Germany recognizes the Armenian genocide. Support for Trump rooted in resentment for minorities, especially Muslims. Jimmy Carter is on a quest to bring black and white Baptists together.
(RNS) National Review columnist mooted for third party run. Thai Tiger Temple freezer filled with carcasses. Iranian actress bares tattooed forearm.
(RNS) Trey Pearson comes out, a Muslim author on magic and Islam, and Pope Francis gets righteous: ‘Whoever judges and scorns others is corrupt and a hypocrite.’
Non-believers want their upcoming rally to prove they will be a force at the polls. Organizers call Brazil’s March for Jesus the largest gathering of evangelicals ever. And here is the Bible – from Genesis to Revelations – in emoji.
(RNS) In Hiroshima, President Obama calls for a moral awakening on nuclear weapons. Oklahoma voters want fewer culture war battles. More divinity schools graduate transgender students.
(RNS) The truth is out there when it comes to religion and the paranormal. Islamophobin is good for what ails you. And seriously: Is nothing sacred anymore?
(RNS) Turns out the viral Chewbacca lady is doing it for Jesus. Santorum endorses The Donald. Dawkins says we should offend religions, but be nice about it. Or something. Long read on Scalia’s ‘Catholic’ jurisprudence. Hollywood’s Muslim makeover. And the business of Christian fiction.
(RNS) The former president bemoans racial disharmony among Baptists. Trump tries to burnish his credentials with conservative Christians. And Pope Francis tries a different approach than his predecessor with the Muslim world.
(RNS) United Methodists end conference confused but hopeful, while African Methodists worry about the direction of the church. And Scottish Anglicans budge on same-sex marriage.
(RNS) The evangelical ex-QB is writing a book about 'life's storms,' the 'Da Vinci Code' novelist is penning a young adult version (cue the jokes), and the presumptive GOP nominee is courting Latino evangelicals. Good luck. Plus Morely Safer at the Vatican, online baptisms, Judaism's ambassador to Muslims, and the popular goddess Bonbibi.
United Methodists decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights. The Archdiocese of Chicago will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. A Massachusetts trooper shares a meal with panhandler.
(RNS) Methodist seek to maintain unity. Top nun speaks out in favor of greater role for Catholic women. Gay pastor admits to falsifying anti-gay slur on Whole Foods cake.