(RNS) — The latest Pew Research poll found that 63% of Americans say churches and other houses of worship should keep out of politics, and 76% said religious congregations should not make political endorsements.
(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The White House says its administration 'continues to engage hundreds of faith leaders on various issues that directly impact their communities,’ but some say they’re not in that number.
(RNS) — As a teenager, J. Nicole Morgan believed that inner beauty matters most for Christians. Reality — not to mention diet devotionals — didn't conform to those expectations.
(RNS) — As the Presbyterian Church (USA) prepares for its biennial General Assembly in St. Louis beginning Saturday (June 16), many PCUSA leaders are hoping to bring reform to the dwindling mainline Protestant denomination.
(RNS) — The votes mark an inclusive step forward for the 'most white' of the nation's mainline Protestant denominations, according to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Meanwhile, most everyone else is kept at arm's length.
(RNS) Tim Keller gave his lecture, did not get his award and returned to his famous Presbyterian church in New York with his theological ideas intact. Where does that leave the mainline seminary that hosted this controversy?
(RNS) Among likely voters, white Catholic males favor Donald Trump. But almost half of white Catholic women support Hillary Clinton.
(RNS) He's not their dream candidate, but they prefer him to Hillary Clinton.
(RNS) Anxiety looms on all fronts and Americans are split -- 49 percent to 49 percent -- on whether “America’s best days are ahead of us or behind us.”
(RNS) Many mainline churches looked to Alban to provide literature and consultants for maintaining their institutional life, on everything from finding a new pastor to strategies for growth and financial health.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When Religion News Service readers took up Carol Howard Merritt's quest to re-brand mainline Protestants, our unscientific survey opened the door to spirited fans and critics alike.
(RNS) Carol Merritt thinks mainline Protestants could use some rebranding to convey their rising diversity and social justice leadership. Here are a couple of suggestions. Pick one or add your own.
(RNS) As churches face declining numbers and look to new ministry models to make ends meet, mainline Protestant churches are relying more on unpaid clergy.
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