By Adelle M. Banks| Religion News Service

Stories by By Adelle M. Banks| Religion News Service

Children conceived through rape open new front in abortion culture wars

WASHINGTON — Standing before the throngs at the March for Life on Jan. 25, Ryan Bomberger admitted that he was … Continued

Catholic, Reformed churches agree on baptism

Leaders of Catholic and Reformed churches have signed an agreement to recognize each other’s sacraments of baptism, a public step … Continued

Preachers pray for unity at National Cathedral inaugural service

WASHINGTON — President Obama started his second term with a traditional worship service and a challenge to help heal the … Continued

March for Life’s Jeanne Monahan leads next generation of anti-abortion activists

WASHINGTON — Each January in the four decades since the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, Nellie Gray … Continued

PBS series depicts American abolitionists as fired by faith

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, PBS premieres “The Abolitionists,” a three-part series, on Tuesday … Continued

Russell Moore: Why adoption is a’pro-life’ policy for evangelicals

Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently talked with Religion News Service about … Continued

As bells toll, clergy push Congress on gun control

WASHINGTON — As bells tolled across the country on Friday (Dec. 21) in memory of lives lost in Newtown, Conn., … Continued

Newtown shooting galvanizes religious gun control advocates

The shooting deaths of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school has revived religious support for gun control, … Continued

At Christmas, the babe in the manger isn’t always white

When the Rev. Kip Banks’ family pulls out its nativity scene each Christmas, the African features of the baby Jesus … Continued

Commission suggests ways to keep closer eye on lavish ministries

A special commission created by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has called for clearer IRS guidance and greater involvement … Continued

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves evangelicals beyond black and white sexuality

Ask Kelley Taylor, a Southern Baptist college student, if she’s opened the steamy pages of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and … Continued

Judge rejects much of Schuller’s bankruptcy bid

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller failed to get most of the $5 million he requested in a bankruptcy case … Continued

Gospel artist BeBe Winans opens up about Whitney Houston

In his new book, “The Whitney I Knew,” gospel artist BeBe Winans describes his 28-year friendship with singer Whitney Houston. … Continued

March for Life leader Nellie Gray dead at 88

WASHINGTON — Nellie Gray, the longtime leader of the annual March for Life, which protests the 1973 Roe v. Wade … Continued