(RNS) The Obama administration on Friday unveiled new rules on its controversial contraception mandate designed to provide greater flexibility for religiously affiliated organizations though not for privately owned businesses.
Articles tagged “evangelicals”
(RNS) A new survey shows that more than a quarter of Americans think God will help decide the winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl. But that doesn’t help the Almighty’s football-loving followers, especially Christians who may need divine wisdom to separate the saints from the sinners in the matchup between the Ravens and the 49ers.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and about a third say “the gay and lesbian community” is to blame.
PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) A few dozen churches around the country offer gun classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. But after the massacre at Sandy Hook, such classes are facing fierce criticism. By Greg Horton.
(RNS) New research shows that Catholics report the lowest proportion of strongly affiliated followers among major American religious traditions. Evangelicals, on the other hand, are increasingly devout and committed to their faith. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From this election forward, candidates won't be able to win the White House by relying on the white Christian vote, according to a new report. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s voting may be Christian conservatives who put everything they had into denying President Obama a second term and battling other threats to their agenda. Does the religious right need to reinvent itself?
(RNS) Breaking a longstanding personal pledge, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying next week's election is the most important since Abraham Lincoln's win in 1860 and he can no longer stay silent. By David Gibson
(RNS) The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but that hasn't deterred evangelicals from launching massive get-out-the-vote and registration efforts to help win back the White House. By Jackie Kucinich/USA Today.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A large majority of young evangelicals see a conflict between their faith and their political party – but Democrats grapple with this disconnect much more than Republicans, according to a new survey. By Lauren Markoe.