More than half who regularly attend religious services say their congregation is open. Of those, most say social distancing and masks are required during services. But a much lower percentage (37%) say their congregation has limited communal singing, despite CDC warnings that singing in close
Many prominent white evangelicals have made statements about Black lives in the weeks since the death of George Floyd, but is this new focus among white conservatives — and white Christians in general — momentary or lasting? Highlights of a forthcoming study, which looks at racism,
A new study examining Americans’ response to COVID-19 shows that with the exception of white evangelicals, a majority of Americans are not comfortable returning to in-person religious services.
Perhaps we shouldn’t applaud being called “essential.” A government with the power to designate us as “essential” also has the power to designate us as not.
When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to release plans for how religious institutions can reopen in California during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced that two church services that were held without authorization have been sources of outbreaks.
“Singing together in congregations is a practice that we dearly love and are eager to promote," says Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, "but loving our neighbor is job one here and so the time for fasting from this wonderful practice may be
Preachers periodically inform congregations that the Ten Commandments are not the Ten Suggestions. As part of its coronavirus reopening plan, the CDC came up with a few dozen suggestions for faith communities. The White House has rejected them as commandments that infringe on religious rights.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom had the right to ban church assemblies in the interest of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, a federal judge ruled on May 5.
Evergreen Baptist Church in Bixby, Okla., plans to reopen its building May 17 for an in-person worship service – but only for those age 55 and older.