Many Americans today don’t think they have a place for church in their lives.
“But they believe the church has a place for them, when or if they are interested,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research, which issued a new survey in June on perceptions of religious denominations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) President Obama went to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday with a dual mission—to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first “Solidarity Sabbath,” a campaign against anti-Semitism.
The United States is a significantly less Christian country than it was seven years ago. That’s the top finding in the Pew Research Center’s report, America’s Changing Religious Landscape, released May 12.
This trend “is big, it’s broad, and it’s everywhere,” said Alan Cooperman, Pew’s director of religion research.
(RNS) Sunday morning remains, as Martin Luther King once observed, the most segregated hour in America. And, against a backdrop of increased racial tensions, new research shows that most Americans are OK with that.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Alan Gross, the Jewish international aid worker held for five years in Cuba on charges of spying, was freed Wednesday (December 17)—what some are calling a Hanukkah miracle on the first day of the holiday that celebrates religious freedom.