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(The Conversation) Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually as an abolitionist. A historian of American slavery notes how belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- As retail stores hope the holiday shopping season gives their bottom line a lift, American Protestant pastors are less sure the economy is helping their congregation this year.

NASHVILLE (BP) -- On Monday (Nov. 18), the popular U.S. fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, Inc., announced a new policy concerning its charitable giving to take effect in 2020. It will will focus the company's charitable donations on the areas of hunger, homelessness and education.

Around 34 million adults in the United States know someone who has died in the past five years as a result of not having funds to pay for treatment, according to a Gallup report published Nov. 12.

(RNS) — Last month, Hope Covenant Church opened the first homeless shelter in Chicago’s affluent suburban Village of Orland Park. It is open every Tuesday until April — unless a lawsuit by The Village of Orland Park succeeds in closing it down.

(RNS) — The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would allow adoption, foster care agencies, and other social service providers receiving taxpayer funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to refuse to serve people based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Two campaigns inserted themselves into the U.S. political cycle on Sunday, both seeking to shake up the political scene in the run up to the 2020 election. Both are rooted in faith, and both have a similar purpose.

(RNS) — Today (Nov. 3) marks exactly one year until the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Christian leaders across theological and political divides are kicking off an initiative called “Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics.”

The suicide rate in the U.S. has been increasing for a decade and rising sharply among children aged 10-14, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Oct. 17.

MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- Reid Guy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickasaw, Ala., doesn't want to be a statistic. "Statistics show that 100 churches across our country close their doors every week," he said. "And we don't think God is ready for us to be one of those 100."