Are U.S. evangelicals losing their influence on America? A new poll
from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life seems to say just that,
with the vast majority—82 percent—of U.S. evangelical leaders saying
their influence on the country is declining.
(RNS) Jack Van Impe, a popular End Times broadcaster, has ended his
decades-long run on Trinity Broadcasting Network after a dispute over
naming ministers that he accuses of mixing Christian and Muslim beliefs.
(RNS) Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix adopted a plan Tuesday (June
14) to try to boost minorities in their top leadership posts as they
face continuing reports of stagnant baptism rates and declining
Significant majorities of Americans say it is possible to disagree
with their religion's teachings on abortion and homosexuality and still
remain in good standing with their faith. The findings hold true for
major religious groups, including Catholics and white evangelical
WASHINGTON (RNS) Four months after the fall of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak, a new Gallup survey says a majority of Egyptians want religious
leaders to advise the nation's officials but they do not want a
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her
new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom on Thursday
(June 2), calling the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook a bridge-builder who is
right for the job.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As evangelicals and other social conservatives gather
here this weekend (June 3-4) to take the measure of a number of
Republican presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich will be conspicuously
WASHINGTON (RNS) First lady Michelle Obama has asked religious leaders
to join her initiative to assist military families by increasing
programs to support veterans and the families of military members
deployed far from home.
Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to
invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries June 26 to read
from sacred texts in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim