BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) -- People qualified to carry concealed weapons should be able to keep them strapped on in a church or temple as a way to enhance security, a state House committee decided April 28.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABP) -- Church-state specialist Martin Marty said supporting strong separation of church and state doesn’t mean you also have to oppose religion in a series of lectures sponsored by a Baptist religious-liberty organization April 27-28.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (ABP) -- As the newest reported discovery of Noah's Ark raised doubts even among fellow Ark-hunters, two Baptist seminary professors said Christians should not rest their faith on whether remains of an ancient vessel are ever found high in the mountains of Turkey.<br
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A bipartisan federal panel charged with monitoring religious-freedom questions worldwide blasted current and past administrations -- Republican and Democratic alike -- April 29 for under-emphasizing religious liberty in foreign policy.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has lifted a two-year-old ban on sectarian prayers -- including those referring to Jesus Christ -- led by Virginia State Police chaplains at department-sanctioned public events.
When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term. So, when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A divided Supreme Court rendered a complex decision April 28 on the fate of a lonely cross in the California desert. The decision -- the first major church-state case of Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure -- upset religious-freedom advocates but heartened religious conservatives.
WACO—Teaching young people the importance of sexual abstinence outside of marriage and sharing information about contraception need not be seen as contradictory messages, a Baylor University researcher has concluded.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Religious events across the country are being planned this weekend to protest Arizona's new law giving police more power to crack down on illegal immigration. Critics said the bill, signed into law April 23 by Gov. Jan Brewer, encourages racial profiling and