Just weeks before voters head to the polls in the closely fought presidential election, a resource developed by faith groups and civil liberties leaders offers guidelines to churches hoping to influence the political process without violating legal restrictions.
An expert in church-state issues says recent remarks by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan show even after 50 years, many Americans misunderstand a landmark Supreme Court ruling that banned mandatory prayer recitations in public schools.
A LifeWay Research survey indicates frequent use of "God talk" actually may be more likely to hurt rather than help a candidate's chances with voters.
Using data collected between 1972 and 2008, a Duke University professor of sociology and religion says America not only is losing its religion, but also has lost confidence in religious leaders and wants them to be less involved in politics.
(ABP) -- I am currently finishing a book on the sacredness of life -- the idea that each and every human life is of equal and immeasurable worth in the sight of God. Tracing the history associated with this idea involves the grim work of
Despite deep divisions in U.S. society, Christians can lead the way toward bipartisan solutions to the pain of poverty, according to David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Even as Democratic members of Congress report death threats over their votes in favor of health-care reform and a prominent conservative broadcaster continues his attacks on a left-leaning evangelical leader for advocating social justice, a group of Christian
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) -- A Nigerian Baptist leader says politics is the driving force behind recent religious massacres and riots in central Nigeria.
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor The Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting last week at First Baptist Church of Raytown concluded with all the fervor -- and the flavor -- of a political rally. Messengers watched video greetings from Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) and U.S. Attorney