The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has expressed displeasure over a series of recent court decisions that seek to limit the religious rights of Christians in the North African country of Algeria. USCIRF’s concern, expressed via a press…
As I see it, Franklin Graham is far from the man his father was. In conspicuous ways, he is still like the angry, impatient and entitled 11-year-old I met in the summer of 1964.
A Baptist church in Michigan has dropped plans to host a controversial 9/11 anniversary event after two members of Congress called it out for spreading Islamophobia.
In his latest book, “Truth Over Fear: Combating the Lies about Islam,” the Baptist minister and Middle East expert explores a new development in Christian-Muslim relations – the mainstreaming of Islamophobia as a pathway to political success.
Tony Perkins, a Religious Right leader long criticized as anti-Muslim and anti-gay, has been named chairman of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Issues of religious liberty in the United States are often discussed in terms of wedding cakes, taxpayer-funded church playgrounds and politics in the pulpit. In other parts of the world, it’s more about survival.
The head of a Baptist religious liberty watchdog agency voiced disappointment with Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim ban. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s refusal to repudiate policy rooted in animus against Muslims,”…
When U.S. pastor Justin Joplin accepted a call to a Baptist church in Canada, he found a Baptist identity free from anxiety over a decline from majority cultural status. That is liberating, he says.
The year 2017 may not have been the biggest ever for religion news in the U.S. or the world, but it has to be close.