(RNS) Conservative Christians have long joined hands to oppose abortion, often following the lead of the Roman Catholic Church. But evangelicals are leading the charge in adopting embryos, and encouraging people who have stockpiles of frozen embryos to make them available for adoption. By Krista Kapralos.
(RNS) The GOP blasted the Democrats for initially removing references to "God" from their national party platform, and for failing to endorse Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) There aren't any white Protestants on the presidential ballot this year -- a first in American history. It's a situation that probably would have baffled famous evangelicals such as the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. By Bob Smietana.
RNS Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom talks with Kim Lawton of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly about what she saw and heard at this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa.
(RNS) The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political town. Charlotte, N.C. is known for three other things: banking, NASCAR and religion. And when it comes to religion, Billy Graham’s spirit looms large. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day celebrate an enterprise that God invented as a punishment? By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) The world’s best-selling book has made it to the small screen in what is thought to be the first religiously themed game show on a secular network. “The American Bible Challenge” represents a bid to tap the religious market – particularly evangelicals. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Multisite churches -- congregations meeting at more than one physical location -- have grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade, outpacing the advance of megachurches, new research shows. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) A lawsuit that was filed by the group American Atheists to keep a revered cross out of the National September 11 Museum is being challenged by Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice. By Steve Strunsky.
(RNS) Two conservative groups released a “Survey of Religious Hostility in America,” which seeks to draw attention to a “relentless onslaught” against religious people and institutions. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) A professor who was fired in July by the Interdenominational Theological Center says the Atlanta consortium of black seminaries discriminated against his conservative Christian views. By Adelle M. Banks.