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U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a long-anticipated document on Communion on Wednesday that stops short of calling for withholding the sacrament from politicians such as President Joe Biden who support abortion rights but offers plenty of tacit justification for individual bishops to do so.

Religious Americans are being sorted into two kinds of churches — megachurches, and minichurches. Half of the congregations in the United States have 65 people or fewer, while two-thirds of congregations have fewer than 100.

In this issue of A Public Witness, we testify about the uninspiring history of “one nation under God” and civil religion. And we preach about a better way to think about our Christianity and citizenship.

An attorney for one of the White men standing trial in the death of Ahmaud Arbery told the judge Thursday he doesn’t want “any more Black pastors” in the courtroom after the Rev. Al Sharpton sat with the slain man’s family.

Can a Democrat find the right mix of interfaith values voters to get him over the top in Texas? A former Republican aide and political pundit hopes to find out next year.

A small Baptist church in Texas received more than $15,000 in donations after a conservative group criticized the congregation’s website for supposedly using the wrong pronouns for God.

In this issue of A Public Witness, we take you on a college tour to Southwest Baptist University and several other Christian schools embroiled in governance conflicts this year. Then we offer some lessons on why these issues matter to Christian communities.

In recent weeks, state Baptist groups in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, and California have set up committees or task forces to address sexual abuse. Attempts to set up similar responses failed in Mississippi and Missouri.

Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate’s demand that his pastor be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution.

In this issue of A Public Witness, we roll up our sleeves to examine prominent Christian leaders challenging vaccination mandates. And we warn of the danger of an underlying spiritual-but-not-religious individualism infecting our society.