This issue of A Public Witness raises the alarm about political attacks on the importance of the local church and the role of pastors, warns how such attacks aid the decline of U.S. Christianity, and lifts up a different vision for discipling believers.
In this bonus edition of A Public Witness, editors Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood look at vaccine hesitancy among Christians, especially White evangelicals, and consider its causes and ways of addressing it. With the spread of the Delta variant raising alarms, time is short for
Fifty-seven Black Christian leaders have written a letter to members of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee expressing support for sweeping LGBTQ rights but asking for a new bill that includes religious exemptions.
Health officials in the nation’s capital are hoping that Black religious leaders will serve as community influencers to overcome what officials say is a persistent vaccine reluctance in the Black community. Several local ministers recently received their first vaccine shots.
Church conflict is a growing pressure point for pastors during the coronavirus pandemic, a new report shows. Twenty-seven percent of evangelical and mainline pastors cited maintaining unity and addressing conflict and complaints when asked about the pressure points they are feeling most.