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This is a story about familiar topics of giving and tithing. To get there, however, you need to take a detour through a murder trial and a promise.

LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — The 10th Religions for Peace World Assembly launched Tuesday (Aug. 20) with calls for religious groups to take decisive action on the main geopolitical issues of the day. Almost every religious leader who spoke at the opening ceremony called  communities of faith to look beyond their own local or church-related issues.

Only 4% of U.S. adults said in a recent Gallup poll that religion was a significant conversation topic for them in the past week, which equaled those who discussed weather, life in general, sports and cooking / dinner / food / restaurants.

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (BP) --Former college football coach Tommy Bowden recently spoke to hundreds of Tennessee high school football students about the importance of making good decisions in life.

(RNS) — Decades after former Lutheran pastor Art Simon founded the Christian advocacy group Bread for the World, he refuses to give up on the goal of ending hunger in the U.S. and across the globe.

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (BP) -- The area outside Buena Vista, Colo., is one of the world's best whitewater destinations. Darting along the rushing water is "life" for Tommy and other self-proclaimed "river rats." Mountain Heights Baptist Church has been reaching out to river guides like Tommy for 25 years.

FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — Taste Community Restaurant, located in Fort Worth’s trendy Near Southside, hit Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat for 2019” list earlier this year. It's also a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can, faith-based endeavor.

Progress is insufficient to reach many food-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a report published July 18 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Bibles and religious literature currently are no longer subject to the upcoming 10 percent tariff hike set to be imposed on goods imported from China beginning Sept. 1.

(RNS) — In the early 2000s, Jeff Sharlet responded to an invitation he thought would fit in a book he was writing about religion in America. Instead, he stumbled into the story of a lifetime, about a secretive Christian group whose membership has helped shaped our politics for more than 50 years.