IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The Turkish government isn’t Brunson’s only foe. He’s also battling former members of his congregation who were expelled in part for harboring racist views toward ethnic Kurdish refugees, according to one pastor at the church.
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(RNS) — Just like the music of the civil rights movement, old and new songs are often led by people of faith and sometimes refashioned to appeal to people of a range of backgrounds.
(RNS) — For years, American evangelicals have cultivated ties with Russia, highlighted by a 2015 meeting between Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, and Putin in Russia.
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Shortly after the possibility of sanctions was first announced by Vice President Mike Pence Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter that the U.S. "will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson."
(RNS) — The religious freedom advocates at the State Department’s ministerial this week need to say plainly that Trumpism and international religious freedom contradict each other in ways we cannot ignore.
(RNS) — The secretary of state said his department is 'concerned anytime any country attempts to interfere with religious freedom of any individual anyplace and anywhere.'
(RNS) – Unlike other religious groups, they believe the country is headed in the right direction.
(RNS) — Their conclusions correspond with what Muslim civil rights and advocacy groups are hearing, too.
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.
(RNS) — The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would drive the ideology of the Catholics on the court further to the right and exacerbate the already heightened angst about the institution’s ever more conservative Catholic majority.
(RNS) — President Trump has nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, setting the stage for a heated confirmation battle that will likely focus on his views regarding...
(RNS) — The four possible Supreme Court nominees widely considered to be front-runners for Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat are Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman. Here's what they have said and done with regard...
INDIANAPOLIS (USA Today) — The caged holy family protests President Trump's zero-tolerance policy, which has resulted in holding families arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border in detention centers, said the dean of the cathedral.
(RNS) — Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, but why? Especially when there were three experienced evangelical candidates in the primary season? Historian John Fea traces a legacy of fear, power, and nostalgia among white...