(The Conversation) — “Christian faith,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor has said, can lead one “in a progressive direction,” not to mention lead to skepticism about the value of wealth.
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — Posing as a political savior for the Christian right, Jair Bolsonaro now has to live up to high expectations.
NEW DELHI (RNS) — Fearing censure, gay and transgender Indians have long kept away from mainstream religious spaces. But a Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on homosexuality has galvanized many to practice their faith more openly.
(RNS) — No single congregation in America has had the kind of recognition, or notoriety, that the Westboro Baptist Church achieved in the 1990s. While still fiercely anti-homosexual, it has seen a subtle shift in its messaging that injects ideas about Jesus and love, clarifies doctrine and even invokes positive language.
(RNS) I want you. God says I can't want you. So I must kill you. Was this what happened in Orlando?