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Interfaith Work Needed in Spokane & Congress

Skyler Oberst | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion
Skyler Oberst

We cannot limit compassion to only our own faith groups and people who share our worldviews. We must accept that what makes us American is not the color of our skin or creed we hold, but our commitment to each other.

Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality? "Dude, Get Over It."

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.

Bethlehem Bible College Joins Ecumenical Gathering of Peace

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

The school has committed to both strengthening and reviving the Christian Church in the Holy Land. Historically, evangelicals in the region do not have the reputation of playing well with others. Thus, the ecumenical gathering on Saturday, September 19, was significant.

Gay Pentecostal Pastor Leads Largely LGBT Congregation In Brazil

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With his booming voice and high-voltage charisma capable of working crowds of hundreds into a lather, Marcos Gladstone has all ...

Pope Visit Highlights U.S. Church's Struggle To Hold Onto Latinos

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion

GAINESVILLE, Georgia (AP) - The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shado...

How Kim Davis's Imprisonment Is A Win for Religious Freedom

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

It is easy to spin Kim Davis's story as one of persecution. It's easy to get on FOX News and warn pastors that this is what's coming for them if they refuse to perform same-sex marriage. But to do so would be dishonest. Because the reality is that Kim Davis is not being persecuted for her faith, she is reaping the consequences of refusing to do her job as an agent of the state.

Top 10 Reasons Trump Is the Perfect American Evangelical

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Strongly believes a woman (Megyn Kelly) should not be permitted to teach a man (Trump) and must be quiet (shut up).

A New Evangelical Band Bangs the Drum on Climate Change

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Climate Caretakers -- whose founding members include Houghton College, the Lausanne Creation Care Network, Micah Challenge U.S.A., and Sojourners -- characterizes itself as a "campaign aimed at mobilizing Christians to prayer and action on climate change," according to Brian Webb.

Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham's Anti-Islamic Views

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America, speaks at a joint evangelical Christian and Muslim event on Thursday (July 23, 2015) ...

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Adam Phillips | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This is laughable if it weren't so powerfully sad. Here's the thing, Franklin: You need to read your Bible better.

This Is What An Evangelical Festival Looks Like

The New York Times | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

The sky-blue walls of the former Vaudeville theater thundered with faith on Sunday morning in Corona, Queens. Some 600 worshipers rose to join the Lat...

Here's A PG-Rated Facebook Alternative For Evangelical Christians

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology

Welcome to Facegloria, the squeaky-clean social network for Brazil's growing evangelical Christian community.

God Is on the Move: Evangelical Response to SCOTUS Ruling for Equality

Brandan Robertson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Just a few hours ago, I was standing on the steps of the Supreme Court as the ruling on marriage equality was announced. The weight of the moment was almost too much to bear.

How Do We "Move on" After the Supreme Court Ruling?

John Backman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
John Backman

Not everyone can leave the door ajar. No victim of abuse, for example, should ever be criticized for closing the door on her abuser. Everyone needs a sphere of safety.

The Duggars Have a Lot to Teach the Church About Islam

Zack Hunt | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

If you're tired of defending Christianity every time another self-professed Christian makes the news for doing something evil, and yet you also find yourself denouncing Islam as an inherently evil religion based on what you see on TV and what little you've read of the Quran, I urge you to stop.

Evangelicals' Claims of Conservative Supremacy Are Overstated

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

"To (millennials), 'religion' means 'Republican,' 'intolerant,' and 'homophobic, since those traits do not represent their views, they do not see themselves -- or wish to be seen by their peers -- as religious."

Bread Not Bibles for Nepal

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Social media is abuzz too -- people posting prayers and calling for donations to one charity or another, or sharing human interest stories.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Could This Bible Story Allow Conservatives to Serve Same-Sex Couples?

John Backman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
John Backman

For years I'd written off my conservative sisters and brothers in Christ until I spent time with them and saw the humans behind the labels. It led me to empathize with them as people even if I didn't agree with them on issues.

Christian Women: Gifted to Lead

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Even among those who support women in ministry, there can be a blind spot when it comes to understanding the long history and entrenched views about women in positions of leadership and influence, particularly in the church.

Banned From Christian Publishing: How My Support for Marriage Equality Cost Me A Book Contract

Brandan Robertson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Many have said it before, but it bears repeating here. There is a major problem within Evangelical Christianity. And that problem is that many leaders within Evangelicalism have decided that the Gospel is not truly good news for everyone.

Christians: You Have 5 Months

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

'Violent Night': A Post-Christmas Meditation for the Cosmos Generation

Russ Pierson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion
Russ Pierson

That first Christmas was a precursor to the science-fiction convention used over and over again in Doctor Who, Star Trek and every "galaxy far, far away" -- a "rip in the time-space continuum" -- as infinity takes on finitude, as the creator of the stars embraces a body made of stardust. Flesh and blood, this earthy God.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.