NASHVILLE – The former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate pledged to defend religious liberty in front of an estimated 13,000 evangelical pastors attending a massive Southern Baptist Convention event.
(RNS) The prominent conservative Christian leader, who interviews Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on Tuesday in Nashville, talks with RNS’ Jonathan Merritt.
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 70 evangelical, Protestant and Catholic leaders signed the statement, organized by the group Faith in Public Life.
(RNS) “When we ask people about what America thinks, what America is like, their answers are influenced by what is flashing in their minds. The news. The people they know. What they’ve seen themselves or what their friends experienced.”
(RNS) The policy change represents the end of a long and bitter struggle over whether to accept gay members that began more than two years ago when it allowed gay youths to participate, but not adults.
(RNS) The unusual event is being seen as both a major effort by Bush to reach out to Christian conservatives — a key constituency Bush has sometimes struggled to win over — and by evangelicals to reassert their political influence during a time of landmark social change.
(Reuters) Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers are calling for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and its federal funding eliminated after two videos that critics said showed the reproductive health care group is involved in the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.
(RNS) Their projects range from a zero-waste synagogue in Boulder, Colo., to global development work after natural disasters.