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5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional
Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year.
would … have devastating practical effects on ministers and communities across the country,” reads the opening brief from Becket, a legal team defending religious freedom cases.
Creepy Chick-fil-A and New York(er) Values: The Shock (and Slander) are Getting Old
The treatment the fast food restaurant has received for its “pervasive Christian traditionalism” is getting old and tired.
to shake our fists at a culture that seems to at every turn want to make religious expression not Just as we wish to be given the freedom to hold out views, so too should we give others
Will Trump’s New Secretary of State Prioritize Religious Freedom?
Fired Rex Tillerson was still shuffling strategy. Now experts are looking to Mike Pompeo to set the tone.
Will Trump's New Secretary of State Prioritize Religious Freedom? Gleanings. Will Trump's New Secretary of State Prioritize Religious Freedom?
US Officials Stand With Pastor at Turkish Terrorism Trial
Andrew Brunson tells the court, “I have been praying for Turkey for 25 years. I wouldn’t do anything against Turkey.”
Andrew Brunson tells the court, “I have been praying for Turkey for 25 years. I wouldn't do anything against Turkey.”.
How Freedom Became an American Idol
Once a people view themselves as their own highest authority, whatever they most value becomes their god. And that god will rule their nation.
Progressives aim at economic equality and freedom from traditional social norms through the government. There is no such thing as moral and religious neutrality.
Faith in Russia: What Does It Mean?
Many Russians, be they Orthodox or Evangelical, will understandably view their homeland with affection, loyalty, and patriotism.
their faith, in reality police can charge most any kind of religious activities not banning of Jehovah's Witnesses: “This measure destroys the constitutional right to freedom of conscience
Why Russian Protestants Voted for President Putin
Though evangelicals’ freedom has worsened, Putin remains their best, or only, option.
Why Russian Protestants Voted for President Putin. International.
Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador
After a tight Senate vote, evangelicals are celebrating the Kansas governor’s new role.
Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America's Religious Freedom Ambassador. Gleanings. Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America's Religious Freedom Ambassador.
Christian Foster Parents Lose Kids over Easter Bunny. Court Disagrees.
Canadian couple celebrate religious freedom victory: “We knew … God would take care of us.”
Canadian couple celebrate religious freedom victory: “We knew … God would take care of us.”. International.
Gleanings: May 2018Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue).
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has called on the White House to secure Brunson's release. Austria: Iranian Christian refugees stranded by US.
US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators in Belated Report
This year’s State Department rankings come six weeks after the new congressional deadline.
US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators in Belated Report. Gleanings. US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators in Belated Report.
Overreach Is the Part of Obama’s Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.
HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division
Jan 19, 2018. White House, Health and Human Services, Religious Freedom. Overreach Is the Part of Obama's Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
Fighting for Basic Principles. We have culture wars in part because we have religious freedom, and in our religious diversity, we disagree about what is good.
Fairness for FEMA Funds: FEMA Changes Its Disaster Rules for Churches
Churches are now eligible for disaster aid.
What if, instead, it was a mosque? A gurdwara? If we claim to follow Christ and demonstrate a passion for religious freedom for all, we must be consistent. So, considency matters.
God’s Divine Plan for Muslim Immigrants
Data about how Muslims come to Christ should affect our thinking on immigration.
One is that it provides religious options It also provides for the forming of new relationships and the freedom to move away from (and perhaps sever) previously existing relationships with
Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions
Evo Morales announces on national TV that controversial criminal code will be scrapped.
Evo Morales announces on national TV that controversial criminal code will be scrapped.
One-on-One with Tracy McKenzie on the Truth about Thanksgiving and What It Means for Us Today
The Pilgrims did not think of their autumn 1621 celebration as a Thanksgiving Day as much as a kind of harvest festival.
With regard to the matter of why the Pilgrims came to be in New England in the first place, the popular assertion that the Pilgrims came to America “in search of religious freedom” is just
The Great Supreme Court Cake-Off: Christian Bakers vs. Gay Weddings
UPDATED: The biggest religious freedom case of 2017, Masterpiece Cakeshop, held oral arguments today.
UPDATED: The biggest religious freedom case of 2017, Masterpiece Cakeshop, held oral arguments today. Gleanings. The Great Supreme Court Cake-Off: Christian Bakers vs.
China Bans Bibles from Online Sellers Like Amazon
As atheist government pledges to promote “Chinese-style Christianity and theology,” changes at JD.com, Taobao, and Dang Dang may revive debate over Bible access.
As atheist government pledges to promote “Chinese-style Christianity and theology,” changes at JD.com, Taobao, and Dang Dang may revive debate over Bible access.
The Christian Case for Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong-un
The President should go through with his talks—for the sake of three Americans and millions of North Koreans.
would give the president a chance to confront Kim face-to-face about his country's severe human rights violations—which have concerned Christians, religious freedom advocates, and
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Willow Creek Will Investigate New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct.
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