(RNS) — Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, but why? Especially when there were three experienced evangelical candidates in the primary season? Historian John Fea traces a legacy of fear, power, and nostalgia among white evangelical voters.
(RNS) When it comes to LGBT rights, calls for dialogue with global Christians are more about political posturing than a desire to really listen to our global brothers and sisters.
(RNS) “Too often, we old guys hang on too long and steal the spotlight from the new, bright, shining stars emerging as speakers and leaders,” Campolo said. “We keep occupying leadership without stepping aside and getting behind these speakers.”
(RNS) Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged white church leaders to confront racism, an ecumenical network has responded to his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Christian Churches Together in the USA has produced a 20-page document that answers King and includes confessions of church bodies about their silence and slow pace in addressing racial injustice.
(RNS) A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid the controversial policy mandating that all health care insurers provide free contraception coverage. By David Gibson.