(RNS) — Children in US foster care are kept as close to their biological home as possible to minimize trauma. The same should be encouraged in our child welfare work overseas.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The civil rights activist's life turned into a made-for-TV movie after he became the first Catholic priest to adopt a child.
(RNS) — This proposed rule allows this discrimination at a much larger scale. It invites discrimination against people of all faiths and no faith, against women and against LGBTQ people.
(RNS) — Lifting the provision sets up a culture clash, pitting those who champion exemptions for faith-based charities against civil liberties groups who claim religious groups receiving government funding should not exclude anyone.
(RNS) — Lee Dingle was the husband of Shannon Hope Dingle, a blogger and activist who has written about sexual abuse, the #Churchtoo movement and disability rights.
(Global Sisters Report) — Teagan is happily enjoying life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, doted on by her older siblings, and looking forward to her first Christmas in America.
EDMOND, Okla. (RNS) — In the Bible Belt state, churches have become a crucial community partner with government officials to address a foster care crisis.
(RNS) — Seeking to transcend ongoing debates over religious liberty and same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders refocus their Religious Freedom Week on serving others.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Those who study the issue say it's hard to tell exactly how such rules governing adoption affect the numbers of children placed in 'forever' homes.
Does the Christian faith call believers to oppose LGBT couples from adopting children?
And still no one is happy. Conservatives say they'll push to cancel the law. Supports say, "This is just the beginning."
The order was issued the day after the state Senate passed a bill to allow businesses to deny services to LGBT people and let clerks deny marriage licenses for gay couples.
(RNS) Laws limiting abortion don’t pay for sonograms or day care, and they don’t feed or educate children.
Half of Michigan's $20 million public budget for adoption agencies goes to faith-affiliated groups that would be covered under the religious objection laws.
"When I started, I was using these people in Korea to fulfill my aspirations to go to Sundance, but I found something much great" says Brian Ivie, director of "The DropBox." His critically-acclaimed movie has made him a major player in a burgeoning faith film industry.