Trump divided the nation and their church, experts say, but evangelical fans have few regrets
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
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
(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
(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
(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
(RNS) — The Christian Academy in Japan is investigating 66 cases of alleged past abuse at the school spanning decades.
Practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions fear increasing intolerance under Bolsonaro
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
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
(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
(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’
NAIROBI (RNS) — The country’s president warned church leaders against misusing their privileged positions to mislead their congregations.
Canada reverses abortion rights proviso to summer jobs program
(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
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — Posing as a political savior for the Christian right, Jair Bolsonaro now has to live up to high expectations.