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Hope On Climate Change: Young Evangelicals For Climate Action

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Global emissions need to peak during the next presidential term, yet neither candidate is talking about what they will do to address the greatest moral challenge of our time. Into this leadership vacuum steps a group of young people.

Anna Almendrala

Rob Bell Is Back | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

After its release in 2011, Rob Bell's book "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived" made huge waves in the ...

Easy Christian Fame

Ben Stevens | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Ben Stevens

If Machiavelli had written "The Pastor" instead of "The Prince," what kind of ruthlessly practical advice might he have offered to someone trying to become a famous religious figure?

Jerry Newcombe Doesn’t Just Get Hell Wrong; He Gets It All Wrong

Kevin Miller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

What a surprise: An evangelical leader takes advantage of a tragic situation to utter foolish and insensitive remarks designed not to comfort the afflicted but rather to remind us why he and his people are right, and the rest of the world is wrong.

Evangelical Mouthpiece Blames 'Liberals' Way' For Aurora Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion

Pundits across the political spectrum have been quick to use the weekend's tragic mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater as a means of pushi...

France and U.K. Urged Not to Cave in to U.S. Pressure at Global Arms Trade Talks

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Efforts to end the irresponsible and poorly-regulated international arms trade are at risk of failure, as negotiations at the United Nations enter a c...

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

Religious Right Just Can't Resist Exploiting Aurora Tragedy for Political Gain

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

What I find utterly revolting and indecent, however, is the rush by the Religious Right to exploit this tragedy to trash their enemies, judge the victims, and bully people into joining their religious and political movement.

Evangelical Scientists Debate Evolution, Bible

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Public discussion of evolution often turns into a nasty debate between young-earth creationists on one side and atheists who belie...

Top 10 Things I Learned From The Wild Goose

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

If I had any doubts about the future of social activism in an so-called age of disenchantment, they were banished by the time the festival drew to a close Sunday night.

8 Reasons Religion Will Help Define The Path To The White House

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

As sophisticated and postmodern as Americans believe themselves to be, a Gallop poll in 2011 revealed that 20 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of Democrats will not vote for a Mormon.

When God Talks, People Listen ... And Trouble Follows

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

From the pages of the Old Testament to the testimony of Boyce Singleton in his murder trial, nothing can be clearer than this: having God in your head is the perfect way to short-circuit reason and conscience.

Religious Neutrality In Iraqi Kurdistan

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

Iraqi Kurdistan is now the only region in the Middle East other than Israel in which the religions of the world are taught on an equal basis in the public schools but no one religion is given preference.

Mitt Romney And The Teavangelicals

David Brody | Posted 08.18.2012 | Religion
David Brody

I know this may come as a shock to some in the mainstream media but evangelicals don't just care about the life and marriage issues... They see the Tea Party movement as a way to reclaim this country's Judeo-Christian heritage.

Religious Right Turns 33: What Have We Learned?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Dr. Falwell said it was time to stand for what is right. I wanted to stand for what is right. But even then, my teenage mind wasn't sure that he had effectively navigated how faith should mingle with politics. I'm even less sure today.

Immigration Reform And The Evangelical Risk

Erwin de Leon | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Although the Evangelical Immigration Table has as one of its principles the protection of "the unity of the immediate family," I expect some, if not most, of these new "allies" not to fight for the dignity and worth of LGBT immigrant families like mine.

Elise Foley

Evangelicals Unite On Immigration Reform Push | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of evangelical leaders announced on Tuesday they will speak to their congregations and to their lawmakers in a push to convince...

Changing Attitudes On LGBT Issues Defy Religious Stereotypes

David Briggs | Posted 08.09.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

Extremists continue to judge and condemn one another, and the vitriol may ramp up as the issue becomes part of the 2012 election, but new research offers a cautionary note for those who would try to fit members of different religious groups into monolithic boxes.

Billy Graham Ministry Takes Revivals Online

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The remarkable success of evangelist Billy Graham's Crusades for Christ did not come from his preaching alone, but also the i...

Could Lincoln, Nebraska Be The Gettysburg Of Gay Rights?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

If the citizens of Lincoln vote to enshrine fairness in their charter, this city could become a pivot point in the last great civil rights movement in America: the campaign to end legalized bigotry against people whose sexual orientation differs from the majority.

Beyond the Limits of Labels

Troy Jackson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
Troy Jackson

A few weeks ago I had the great privilege to help launch a new faith organizing initiative in my home state: Ohio Prophetic Voices (OPV). Over the two...

Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put To Death?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.

Evangelicals and the Wrong Side of History

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 07.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

As pundits and politicians have courted conservative evangelical leaders, they have forgotten that evangelicals tend to be on the wrong side of history.

Chuck Colson's Memorial Steeped In Prison Themes

Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison Fellowship founder and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson was memorialized Wednesday ...

Richard Mouw, Evangelical Leader, Says Engaging Mormonism Is A Christian Mandate

Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) Richard Mouw never intended to start a riot within the evangelical community by saying his fellow ...