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Michigian Senate Candidate's Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting 'Unreached People'
World Mission plays a role in Land's Senate campaign. According to donor records, employees of World Mission Clothing have donated $10,400 to Land's campaign. The money likely comes from Land's sister and brother-in-law, who campaign records show have donated $5,200 each to Land's Senate bid.
Marina Silva Creates Competition for Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's Presidential Election
A devout evangelical Christian, she would be the first Protestant elected to lead the world's largest Catholic nation. She entered politics in the Amazon at the side of rain-forest activist Chico Mendes, whose 1988 assassination helped spur the global environmental movement.
RNS: Atheist politicians remain closeted in the US
Serah Blain at the Secular Coalition for Arizona thinks many atheist politicians are closeted because of “a strong association in the U.S. between morality and religion — this idea that morality comes from faith. Right now it’s still politically risky to say you can be ethical without a belief in God,” she said.
Philippines Mindanao's only Christian municipality does not want to be part of Islamic region
The peace agreement between the government and Muslim guerrillas provides for the creation of an autonomous region, to be governed under Islamic rules. Wao, the only municipality with Christian majority, wants out. (Asia News)
Why jogging or going to church can get you arrested (in Burundi)
Since 2013, the small Central African nation of Burundi has seen a gradual but serious contraction of political rights and social freedoms. The government has even targeted leisure activities. (The Washington Post)
Project Pedro Pan and Today’s Manufactured Border Crisis
When Fidel Castro brought the horrors of Communism to the island nation of Cuba, parents feared their children would lose their faith, their heritage and suffer indoctrination. Some parents did the unthinkable: They sent their children away, not knowing if they’d be reunited.
Emily's List Candidates Are Quiet on Abortion
Yet none of them are talking much about abortion, a change from recent elections in which Democrats used the issue to stir female voters. The gap can be explained by this awkward fact: Most of this year's competitive races are in red states where the Democratic playbook on social issues doesn't work, compounding the party's challenges in retaining control of the Senate.
Abortion battle over Amendment 1 draws big money
Ballot measure would remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution (The Tennessean)
The Culture Warrior in Winter
Richard Land's fall and the end of the old Religious Right. (Tiffany Stanley, National Journal)
Gordon College president defends calls for religious exemption to anti-discrimination order
Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay’s public stance sparked anger among students and alumni, who said his views were discriminatory and did not reflect their own. (The Boston Globe)
Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
Study: Where Are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations?
That's the mystery the Gender Parity Project, whose results debut this weekend, sets out to solve.
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