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Amid Families’ Grief, Religious Perspectives on Suicide Are Shifting

Religious traditions are beginning to embrace the view that those who take their own lives don’t always have full control over their actions.

Christian evangelical adoption movement perseveres amid criticism, drop in foreign adoptions

To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they … Continued

Religious leaders rip Kenya vote to withdraw from world court

NAIROBI, Kenya — With Kenya’s president and his deputy facing trials at the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands, … Continued

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

RNS () — The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, … Continued

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Evangelicals decry ‘silence’ on sexual abuse

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the “silence” and “inattention” of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse … Continued

Study says gays find most U.S. faiths unfriendly

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about three in 10 of them say they … Continued

COMMENTARY: A new evangelical engagement with public schools

PORTLAND, Ore. — Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war … Continued

Evangelical leaders stand by pastor accused of abuse cover-up

Several leading evangelical pastors and authors have come to the defense of a pastor accused in a lawsuit for covering … Continued

Pastor’s tornado tweets stir up a theological debate

Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a series of deleted tweets referencing the … Continued

How Latinos are changing American Christianity

Will wonders never cease? In the midst of an unprecedented avalanche of negative media against traditional religious values and the … 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

Watchdog group asks IRS to probe Catholic bishops

A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential … Continued

Filmmaker asks whether hell is real, and who goes there

It’s something that has haunted Kevin Miller ever since he became a Christian at age 9 at summer camp: hell. … Continued

Study shows Mormonism is fastest-growing faith in half of U.S. states

CHICAGO — Mitt Romney may or may not become the first Mormon to move into the White House next year, … Continued

Minister sees no choice but to fight for refugees

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — He is young and looks even younger than his 36 years. Yet in the midst of … Continued

How Pope Benedict could shape religious freedom in Cuba

Fourteen years ago, Pope John Paul II, great champion of freedom and warrior against communism, visited the island of Cuba. … Continued

For Tyler Clementi, ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ not enough

There is an unspoken narrative surrounding the life and suicide of Tyler Clementi and other similar stories. It must no … Continued

Military atheists get ready to ‘rock beyond belief’

After more than a year of planning, atheists in the military will stage a public festival and rock concert celebrating … Continued

Pastor says hospitality staff can’t live by bread alone

SPOKANE, Wash. — Kevin Finch grew up in meat and potatoes country, a small town off of Flathead Lake in … Continued