For years, abortion rights supporters believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling had delivered their ultimate goal, the right to reproductive choice. Now, they are grappling with a new reality: Nationwide access to abortion is more vulnerable than it has been in decades.
(RNS) — The scripture readings for the First Sunday of Advent speak to us of the second coming of Christ (not the coming of baby Jesus at Christmas). This is not an imaginary exercise, either, because Jesus is coming, we just don't know when.
Faith congregations across California are responding to the state’s housing crisis by sharing their parking lots with people living in their cars, providing mobile showers for the homeless, and joining their neighbors in calling for rent control in their communities.
In 2018, the United States crossed the Christmas music threshold — playing at least 2% Christmas songs on Spotify — on November 15. According to EveryNoise, Americans don’t really embrace the holiday spirit on Spotify until well into November.
In Turkey, the seemingly modern idea of “paying it forward” goes back centuries. It’s called askıda ekmek, and it relates specifically to paying it forward with bread.
Chaplains like Mote have long been familiar faces at airports, hospitals, colleges, military bases and other places. As fewer people identify with a specific religion or attend religious services, Americans may be more likely to meet a chaplain than a local clergy person at a
PEARL, Miss. (BP) -- A Southern Baptist pastor indicted on a rape charge continues as the senior pastor of Metro Grace Community Church in Pearl, Miss., and as a staff member of the Rankin County Baptist Association (RCBA), the pastor's attorney told Baptist Press Monday
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amazon said Monday it has removed "Christmas ornaments" and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site.
The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso has confirmed that 14 people were killed in an attack on a Protestant church in the country’s east as he condemned the "barbaric" attack.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Leith Anderson is a fan of the word "evangelical" and the Christians who claim that name. But he knows the term may have outlived its usefulness in a polarized country where evangelical has often become a synonym for conservative Republican.