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Trump’s Policies Are Keeping Hispanics Away from Church

Pew finds fear even among 7 in 10 Christian green card holders.

America’s Hispanic churches feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives in their pews each week.

They’ve seen a drop in attendance as some immigrants stay home rather than risk getting arrested on the way to Sunday services. Pastors find ...

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Why a Christian Approach to Fighting Homelessness Pays Off

Study: Ministries saved taxpayers $119 million in 11 cities by offering both housing and healing.
Why a Christian Approach to Fighting Homelessness Pays Off
Image: Atlanta Mission

When it comes to America’s homeless, Christian organizations set out to do more than offer a hot meal and safe place to stay. They believe that in order to best serve their needy neighbors, they must get to know them.

“Instead of being a kitchen cook, you’d ...

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What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas

(UPDATED) Trump ranks between Facebook and hope in analysis of 73,000 tweets.
What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas
Image: Stephen Smith / OpenBible.info

Update (Mar. 6): After analyzing 73,334 tweets that specifically mentioned giving up something for Lent this year, Stephen Smith has crowned a new winner.

“This year, alcohol topped the list for the first time,” noted the OpenBible.info blogger. “It’s ...

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Half of Hispanic Christians Worry About Deportation Under Trump

Pew: Latino Protestants most likely to rate Trump a ‘terrible’ president.
Half of Hispanic Christians Worry About Deportation Under Trump
Image: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Even before President Donald Trump pledged to double down on policies against undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many Hispanics were already praying for protection.

Half of Latino Christians worry about themselves or someone close to them getting deported, according ...

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Black Churches Matter: Research Ties Attendance to Positive Outcomes

African Americans who worship regularly are better able to handle racism and discrimination.

One can see the power of faith in black lives in places like Cleveland, where African American churches have remained—sometimes two or three to a block—even as the middle class and many businesses and predominantly white congregations moved away.

Now science is providing ...

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How Pastors Perceive Domestic Violence Differently

Most pastors want their churches to be a safe haven, but don’t have a plan to get there.

When it comes to domestic violence, Protestant pastors want to be helpful but often don’t know where to start.

Most say their church would be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.

But many don’t know if anyone in their church has been a victim of domestic ...

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Black, White, and Blue: How Christians Rate the Police

Race influences views of US law enforcement more than religious tradition—except locally.

In the wake of high-profile police shootings over the past several years, American Christians have joined movements to pray, march, and advocate for justice. Yet whether they find themselves supporting Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, or somewhere in between depends more ...

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Eat, Pray, Lent: Here's What Americans Actually Abstain From

Nearly 3 in 10 evangelical believers now observe the season before Easter.

During the season of Lent, some Americans give up chocolate or alcohol. Others dump guilty pleasures like social media or binge-watching television.

But most abstain from Lent itself.

Three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they don’t typically observe Lent, according to a ...

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Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals

Pew finds fewer people personally know an evangelical anymore.

Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that has not developed a better reputation over the past few years. And Americans have become less likely to know an evangelical—more so than any other faith tradition.

While feelings toward evangelicals have ...

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Americans Agree: God Blesses Super Bowl Athletes, not Their Teams

How evangelicals and others see God’s providence in The Big Game vs. Trump’s election.

Is the God who reigns over Election Day also in charge of Super Bowl Sunday?

White evangelicals are twice as likely to say God plays a role determining the outcome of the presidential election than determining which team wins major sporting events, such as this weekend’s ...

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What Both DC Marches Agree On: Abortions Haven’t Been This Rare Since Roe v. Wade

Pro-life and pro-choice advocates agree on data, disagree on causes.
What Both DC Marches Agree On: Abortions Haven’t Been This Rare Since Roe v. Wade
Image: March for Life

Energized by President Donald Trump defunding foreign abortions and his promise to appoint a conservative Supreme Court justice, pro-life marchers gathered at the Mall in Washington D.C. today.

“There’s never been a time, ever, when the muscle of the pro-life movement ...

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Only 1 in 7 Senior Pastors Is Under 40

Report finds passing pulpits to millennials a ‘glaring challenge.’

American pastors aren’t as young as they used to be.

As clergy live longer and stay in ministry longer, the average age of Protestant senior pastors has risen to 54—a decade older than 25 years before, when the average age was 44.

Now, just 1 in 7 pastors leading congregations ...

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2 in 5 Churches Will Adjust Activities for Super Bowl Sunday

Methodists and Lutherans more likely to watch Patriots vs. Falcons than Baptists and Pentecostals.

For churches that have Sunday night activities, more than half of pastors say it’s still “game on” despite the big game next weekend.

According to a new study from LifeWay Research, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say their church typically has some activity ...

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America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low

Less than 1 million pregnancies terminated for first time since 1975.
America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low
Image: Guttmacher Institute

The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of lethal procedures dropped below a million for the first time since 1975, according to a new report.

The Guttmacher Institute reported Tuesday (Jan. 17) the rate fell to 14.6 abortions per ...

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How Black and White Christians Do Discipleship Differently

Survey: African Americans value spiritual formation in community, while whites prefer the opposite.

When it comes to spiritual formation and discipleship, African American Christians are in it together.

Black believers are more likely to position their growth in Christ in the context of community and fellowship, while white Christians take a more individualized approach, according ...

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