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WASHINGTON (RNS) — At the opening session of the three-day Presidents Conference of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities conference on Wednesday (Jan. 30), attendees heard from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Both spoke of their faith as an integral part of their work as government leaders.

State representatives, advocates and leaders of faith-based organizations gathered on the Texas Capitol steps on Jan. 22 for a human trafficking awareness and prevention bipartisan rally cosponsored by roughly a dozen groups, including the Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission.

NASHVILLE (BP) -- When the 18th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago and prohibition became law of the land on Jan. 16, 1919 , the Southern Baptist Convention called it "the greatest victory for moral reform in America since the Declaration of Independence."

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a study released Tuesday (Jan. 15) suggests college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings.

The number of people in the U.S. experiencing homelessness increased for the second year in a row, according to an annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report released in mid-December 2018.

A slim majority (51 percent) of U.S. adults said religion is very important in their lives, according to a Gallup report published Dec. 24. With a plus-or-minus 4 percent sampling error, that number could be as high as 55 percent or as low as 47 percent.

Catholics and Baptists hold the most seats among Christian adherents in the 116th U.S. Congress, according to Pew Research Center data released on Jan. 3.

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sometimes, the most profound truths about humanity — and God — are revealed when we take a small step back. Or rocket ourselves about 238,000 miles into space. Astronaut James Lovell had that epiphany 50 years ago as he became one of the first astronauts to orbit the moon.

The proposed tax plan drafted by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives contains a provision that would repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” according to a Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) email sent out Dec. 11.

As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in the case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, In. v. Comer, Missouri taxpayers are footing the bill for new playground surfaces at churches and Christian schools — and that likely means some public schools and city parks did not receive funding.