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Trump divided the nation and their church, experts say, but evangelical fans have few regrets

By Bob Smietana — November 13, 2020

NASHVILLE (RNS) — Despite his defeat in the recent presidential election, supporting President Trump has been a boon to many evangelical Christians. Will political gains undermine their ability to minister to their neighbors?

Missionaries gain access to Amazon’s Indigenous peoples, despite pandemic

By Eduardo Campos Lima — August 13, 2020

SAO PAULO (RNS) — Indigenous rights groups now worry that the new law will prompt missionaries to enter their reservations, and spread coronavirus.

Campers test positive for COVID-19 after attending evangelical youth camp in Texas

By Kathryn Post — July 23, 2020

(RNS) — One parent whose daughter tested positive after attending the Christian camp in early July said she’d heard of at least 80 other campers who tested positive for the virus.

Politics — not faith — can drive coronavirus response

By Paige Engelhardt Smith — March 19, 2020

(RNS) — When responding to the coronavirus, Americans seem to rely on politics more than faith.

Evangelicals: Bemoaning Duke’s Young Life decision is not enough

By Kevin Singer — September 24, 2019

(RNS) — If evangelical campus groups cared for the safety and well-being of their LGBTQ+ neighbors they might be more welcomed by their fellow students.

School for missionary children in Japan investigating allegations of past abuse

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 12, 2019

(RNS) — The Christian Academy in Japan is investigating 66 cases of alleged past abuse at the school spanning decades.

How evangelicals can support Muslims this Ramadan

By Kevin Singer — May 7, 2019

(RNS) — For too long, we have lived in fear of our Muslim neighbors, though the vast majority are eager to meet us.

Practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions fear increasing intolerance under Bolsonaro

By Eduardo Campos Lima — April 25, 2019

SAO PAULO (RNS) — During his campaign, Brazil’s new president unapologetically dismissed the concerns of Afro-Brazilian communities, announcing at one point, ‘The state is Christian and the minority will have to change.’

As Sudanese protesters demand democracy, Catholic bishop pushes for freedom of worship

By Paul O'Donnell — April 24, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — While cheered by the role Christians have played in liberating the largely Muslim country from its dictator, Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku wants to see the laws that impede religious freedom change as well.

Supporters of hospitalized Christian author pool funds to cover medical costs

By Jack Jenkins — April 22, 2019

(RNS) — Friends, family and supporters of prominent Christian author Rachel Held Evans are pooling funds to help cover her medical expenses after she was hospitalized over the weekend and placed into a medically induced coma.

Four decades after Saigon fell, we still need refugees as much as they need us

By Juliet Liu — April 16, 2019

(RNS) — While our government turns away families in need, I’m paying forward the generosity shown to my mother’s Vietnamese family by extending compassion to two Syrian refugee families.

Kenyan officials try to dispel fears of new ID labeled ‘mark of the beast’

By Paul O'Donnell — April 5, 2019

NAIROBI (RNS) — The country’s president warned church leaders against misusing their privileged positions to mislead their congregations.

Two cheers for the First Step Act

By Jacob Lupfer — December 19, 2018

(RNS) — To continue to make progress in the next Congress, Republican-aligned groups will need to be as willing to work with liberal Democrats as they have with their own tribe.

Canada reverses abortion rights proviso to summer jobs program

By John Longhurst — December 18, 2018

(RNS) — Many faith groups protested a checkbox on a participation form requiring prospective employers to affirm abortion rights.

Brazilian president’s win leaves him in debt to evangelical bloc

By Eduardo Campos Lima — December 17, 2018

SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — Posing as a political savior for the Christian right, Jair Bolsonaro now has to live up to high expectations.

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