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Christian Orgs Labeled Hate Groups on Top Charity Site
GuideStar adopts 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.
Leaked Trump Rule: Any Religious Employer Can Opt Out of Contraception Coverage
Draft broadens exemptions to controversial Obamacare mandate. But Little Sisters will still sue.
interest, according to the new rule, but they now recognize the mandate as “impos(ing) a substantial burden on the exercise of religion” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern.
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom. The USCIRF report states that religious freedom violations are getting more common and more severe.
Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies Again
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Shame, Guilt, and Fear: What 1,000 Americans Avoid Most
Churches may be emphasizing the wrong selling point of the gospel, suggests LifeWay.
Personal freedom also matters most for those 18 to 24 (51%). The more Americans attend religious services, the less they value personal freedom. Among
Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Doesn’t Answer Most Evangelicals’ Prayers
Prayer breakfast pledge to ‘totally destroy’ Johnson Amendment comes up shy; conscience exemptions from LGBT anti-discrimination rules missing.
Prayer breakfast pledge to 'totally destroy' Johnson Amendment comes up shy; conscience exemptions from LGBT anti-discrimination rules missing.
The Invisible Heroes of the Persecuted ChurchSubscriber Access Only
The case for Christians investing in the profession only 1 in 5 Americans trust.
countries, these lawyers are really heroic figures,” said David Saperstein, who served under the Obama administration as US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Won’t Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer
Federal protections will only go so far in the complicated tussle between faith and LGBT rights.
Trump's Religious Freedom Order Won't Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer. Trump's Religious Freedom Order Won't Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer.
Defending the Faith (of Others)Subscriber Access Only
Russian evangelicals’ hesitancy to back Jehovah’s Witnesses could backfire.
However, Witnesses have historically served as a bellwether for religious freedom for other minority groups. In Russia, that includes evangelicals, who
In Christ Alone: Bernie Sanders Attacks Wheaton Grad’s Stance on Salvation
Trump appointee hearing turns into a religious test for office.
Amid changing social norms regarding religion, evangelicals have moved toward a sense of principled pluralism: a kind of religious freedom that allows for people of various faiths—or
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.
Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under
As Americans debate the Benedict Option, anti-Christian fervor in Australia has convinced me that we need a more disruptive strategy.
He is the author of the forthcoming book Free to Believe? Why We Must Stand Up for Religious Freedom and How We Can Do It (Zondervan Academic).
Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists?Subscriber Access Only
Experts weigh in.
International Christian Concern even included the United States in its religious freedom Hall of Shame list for the first time in 2016, citing “constant attacks in the media” and believers
Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists
High court ruling puts pacifist faith in same category as terrorists.
High court ruling puts pacifist faith in same category as terrorists.
The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
Let’s get unchurched evangelicals back into church, and prejudiced evangelicals back to the Bible.
While the economy seems to be the main reason, with abortion and religious freedom being crucial as well, too many of them seem to show little mercy to those who are not white
Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot
Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom.
Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom.
Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques
Trustee scuffle over ‘unholy alliance’ leads IMB to leave ERLC’s side on religious freedom fights.
Trustee scuffle over 'unholy alliance' leads IMB to leave ERLC's side on religious freedom fights. Gleanings. Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques.
Gleanings: July/August 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
year before. But no one's disputing how study after study shows that religious freedom violations have hit record highs in recent years. Meanwhile, in
Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?
Four Christian experts offer their take on Trump’s controversial plan.
America's Christian Preference Can Hurt Religious Freedom Elsewhere. David Abroad. Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom.
You Can Debate Franklin Graham on Martyrs, But Not the World’s Persecution Problem
DC summit rallies victims and advocates from 130 nations, including Vice President Pence.
However, what is not in dispute is that religious freedom violations have hit record highs in recent years, as extensively documented in the latest reports from Open Doors, the US
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Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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