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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

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

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … 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

Sandusky charity transfers $2 million to Christian group

WASHINGTON — A Christian foster care organization has been tapped to take charge of $2 million in assets from the … Continued

Whose religious freedom?

The freedom of religion and belief is one of our most cherished liberties. The First Amendment protects our right to … Continued

Lutherans find common cause with Catholics on Obama mandate

ST. LOUIS — Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president … Continued

Calling Bachmann

JD Pooley AP Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite considering a run for president in 2012, speaks to a … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

Orphan Debates

There are few sadder fates than to be a child abandoned in Cambodia. Every day newspapers carry stories about trafficked … Continued

Ethiopian orphans need families

By Johnny CarrNational Director of Church Partnerships Bethany Christian Services Americans are adopting fewer orphans from overseas, except from one … Continued

Will Church’s response to same-sex marriage in D.C. hurt fund-raising?

By Michelle Boorstein As anyone who works in social services can attest, the demand from the needy has increased in … Continued

The church chooses to serve all or some

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

A more excellent way

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

The end for tax-funded religious service agencies?

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Give the public money back

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Caesar’s money, Caesar’s rules

Q:If a church or other religious organization receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against discrimination … Continued

Catholics dictating terms

Question: In response to the new gay marriage law in Washington, Catholic Charities closed its adoption and foster care programs … Continued

Fathers Berrigan meet Joe McCarthy

The effort to torpedo the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the withdrawal from government financed foster care and the … Continued

Church called to love and serve, not judge and cut

By Debra W. Haffnerminister, executive director, Religious Institute The decision by Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. to close its adoption … Continued