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When Ryan Burge reviewed the data from a survey conducted in May of this year he didn't find a lot of evidence for the popular narrative that evangelicals are the ones lagging behind on vaccinations. In fact, he found that those without any religious affiliation were the least likely to have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Senior Editor Beau Underwood interviews Donna Claycomb Sokol, pastor of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., for the latest installment of our “Behind the Pulpit” series intended to pull back the curtain on the minister’s life.

Monday's action on the Hill constituted one of the largest mass-arrest nonviolent protests at the Capitol in recent memory. More than 200 faith-led demonstrators were arrested while hoping to draw attention to voting rights and a slate of other issues participants argued impact the poor and low-wage workers.

Marcus T. Coleman, the former interim director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2017 to 2018 and a special assistant for it from 2013 to 2016, starts his new role on Monday.

How many children had been orphaned by causes related to COVID-19? According to a report released last week, an estimated more than 1.5 million children around the world lost a parent or grandparent who lived with and cared for them in the first 14 months of the pandemic.

The myth of what the Olympics is all about falls short of what actually transpires at the games. At a time when sports are becoming a new religion, Christians need to reflect on what these very human competitions reveal.

A federal judge has ordered Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts chain whose president is Museum of the Bible founder Steve Green, to forfeit an ancient tablet bearing a rare fragment of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Describing insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol as “terrorists” who “perceived themselves to be Christians,” District of Columbia police officer Daniel Hodges told a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday that the crowd brandished banners steeped in Christian symbolism along with those bearing the name Trump.

Founded in 1910, First Baptist Church of Venice corresponded with the area’s evolution as an early enclave of Black residents in the only area near the beach where Black people were allowed to historically buy property in LA.

Scholar Kristen Lucken explores how themes of rest and contemplation are woven throughout the fabric of most religious traditions and the various ways they remain equally salient in our lives today.