Is Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng pro-life?

(RNS) During the dramatic diplomatic negotiations over blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, anti-abortion groups in the U.S. hailed Chen as one of their own. But Chen is now in the U.S., and he may not be as “pro-life'' as some of his American supporters assumed. By David Gibson.

You’ve heard of evangelicals, but just who are they?

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(RNS) Evangelicals are all over the news, but just who are these Christians? “Actually, that's a question, I'd like to ask somebody, too,” evangelist Billy Graham once said. Here's a primer about these religious types, their history, faith and politics. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.