(RNS) — Astonishingly, for three years U.S. government bureaucrats have refused to help endangered religious minority communities like Christians and Yazidis survive the genocide ISIS began in 2014. These communities stand on the brink of extinction.
On September 27, Judge Karl DeMarce issued a ruling in favor of the Missouri Baptist Convention in the MBC’s 15-year litigation. The latest ruling overturns charter changes by MBU and TBH, which would return trustee selection to the MBC. The judge, however, stayed his own order to allow an expected appeals process to further consider his ruling.
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service|
October 5, 2017
(RNS) Fall is when reading turns serious again, after the light-as-a-breeze books of the summer. This list of new and recently released books reflects that return to seriousness, as many ask big questions to which there are few (if any) answers.
By Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service|
October 4, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – This commuter train takes its passengers to work, but the preacher aboard hopes it will also take them to God.
Starting in the suburb of Ruiru, about 19 miles north of Nairobi, the train for the past five years has informally hosted a growing number of self-styled pastors and a makeshift, moving congregation eager to hear the gospel.
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By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
October 2, 2017
(RNS) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been a minister, a politician and a broadcaster. He’s combining all those roles in a new talk show on Trinity Broadcasting Network that is set to feature President Trump on its Oct. 7 premiere.
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