Some of the biggest topics of 2020—the coronavirus, racial justice, Donald Trump, and Ravi Zacharias—continued to make news this year. See which new developments show up on our list of important stories for evangelicals in 2021.
The United Nations put out a dire summary of the science on climate change—dedicated to an evangelical—and Christians prayed, worked, came together, and walked to Glasgow, Scotland, to pressure the world’s governments to reduce the use of carbon fuels.
An independent investigation confirmed allegations that apologist Ravi Zacharias sexually abused women. The fallout started immediately, with books pulled from distribution and an announcement that Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) would change its name and purpose. It continues with high-profile departures and a donor lawsuit in federal court, as other ministries try to learn from RZIM’s mistakes.
Twenty years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, pastors in New York City were still ministering to the needs of those who rushed toward the towers. The US withdrew from the “forever war” in Afghanistan, raising dire questions about those left behind, the future of humanitarian work in the country, and America’s willingness to accept Afghan refugees.
Check out the rest of our 2021 year-end lists here.