Gleanings: October 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
In a late and unusually short preface to the US State Department's annual international religious freedom assessment, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a single concern: ISIS.
Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs
Closing the RGA is much more than a bureaucratic loss; it impacts our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe.
and the Committee on Foreign Relations of plans to eliminate the RGA special advisor position and fold only a few of its functions into the Office of International Religious Freedom (IRF
In Sex Disputes, Most Americans Still Favor Religious Rights
But 1 in 5 think conservative Christians are motivated by hate.
About half of Americans (48%) say religious freedom is more important in such conflicts when faith and sexuality clash, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research
Texas Churches Flooded by Harvey Sue FEMA for Discrimination
Building upon Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran ruling, lawsuit claims excluding churches from relief grants violates First Amendment.
Building upon Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran ruling, lawsuit claims excluding churches from relief grants violates First Amendment.
What a Playground’s Victory Means for Christian Schools
Supreme Court decision could change playing field for school choice movement.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra| August 18, 2017. In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court set a precedent for school choice decisions—but also didn't.
Play On: Supreme Court Gives Christian Schools a Big Victory
Trinity Lutheran ruling defends religious institutions from discrimination in certain public benefits.
In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a conservative Lutheran congregation seeking a state grant for improving its playground
Christian Orgs Labeled Hate Groups on Top Charity Site
(UPDATED) GuideStar adopts and then drops Southern Poverty Law Center’s controversial designations.
Kate Shellnutt. June 22, 2017 3:01 PM. Image: ADF / Facebook. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) argues religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court.
D. James Kennedy Ministries Sues SPLC over Hate Map
Coral Ridge broadcaster is first Christian group to take Southern Poverty Law Center to court over ‘anti-LGBT’ label.
Coral Ridge broadcaster is first Christian group to take Southern Poverty Law Center to court over 'anti-LGBT' label.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch
Scholarly Denver judge who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby would fill Scalia's seat as the court's only Protestant.
Gleanings. Trump's Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch. “He has been strong on religious freedom,” said Thomas Berg, a professor at the University of St.