While Hong Kong’s pastors are not allowed to proselytize, sermonize or establish churches in mainland China without official permission, many defy these prohibitions to cultivate a network of underground “house churches” in homes and workplaces.
A move by Rwanda to shut down more than 700 churches in its capital city, allegedly for building safety, hygiene and noise violations, is prompting accusations that the government of President Paul Kagame is trampling on religious freedom.
In her new book, “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment,” Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz deftly traces the historical and religious roots attaching to the sanctity of the Second Amendment in the minds of millions of Americans who are not gun owners or NRA members.
The protesters say that professors are unequipped or unwilling to deal with queer theology and that LGBTQ students who want to engage with those issues aren’t given the resources to do so.
What am I to say to a dying body about the Resurrected One? What am I to say to an institution that is beginning to gather the sheets and pillows to make its bed in the grave about Jesus Christ who broke the chains of death?
Hayes Barton Baptist Church wants to level a half-dozen homes in a National Register historic district in Raleigh to build a parking lot, but critics say the plan doesn’t show much love for the church’s neighbors.
The vast majority of U.S. Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of Pope Francis, but a new Pew Research Center survey finds signs of growing discontent among Catholics on the political right, with increasing shares of Catholic Republicans saying they think he is too liberal and naïve.
Friends have asked me when evangelicals will stop supporting Trump. My answer: when he reverts back to being pro-choice. The affairs with porn stars, the dog-whistle racism, childish tweets, the petty character of revenge. None of this matters because the politics can be reduced to simple refrain: abortion is murder. A vote for the anti-abortion candidate is thus always morally good. Even if it’s Donald Trump.