(RNS) The new GOPfaith.com aims to mobilize 100,000 faith-based voters — especially conservative Christians — to help the party take control of the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.
(RNS) The $1 billion relief agency has struggled since an earlier about-face on same-sex marriage, but recent moves signal a shift toward shoring up its evangelical base.
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
(RNS) In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.
(RNS) In 2012, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decision to hold a public high school graduation ceremony at a Wisconsin megachurch was “offensive” and “coercive.”
BALTIMORE (RNS) While the move to admit a Muslim student at a leading evangelical seminary shocked some Southern Baptists, observers say students from other faiths at other Christian seminaries typically don’t get much notice.
(RNS) The title of Frank Scaheffer’s new book says he is an atheist. But he prays every day. And goes to church every week. Catch him on the right day and he believes in God. What’s going on here?
BALTIMORE (RNS) “God, we ask for a favorable, favorable ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States for the cause of religious liberty,” prayed the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
BALTIMORE (RNS) I once assumed the worst of Southern Baptists: anti-intellectual, homophobic and possibly even racist authoritarians who cared mostly about their own power. Then I got to know some of them.