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COMMENTARY: Old habits die hard

RNS () — I got fitted for a custom-tailored suit this week. Not because I suddenly found a pot of … Continued

A chance for change in Iran

Iranian President-elect Hasan Rouhani at a June 17 news conference in Tehran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP ) Winston Nagan is a professor … Continued

Is Eric Metaxas the next Chuck Colson? _ UPDATED

NEW YORK — Before evangelical leader Chuck Colson fell ill at a conference last year, crumbling at the podium and … Continued

Prepared for change: There have always been gay scouts

Details of a Boy Scout uniform worn in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez … Continued

Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest

They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts. Across the … Continued

Black pastors: Gun violence isn’t just a problem for white suburbs

WASHINGTON — Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent … Continued

Fifty years later, church leaders respond to King’s “Birmingham Jail” letter

Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged white church leaders to confront racism, an ecumenical network has … Continued

Immigration reform becomes personal for evangelicals

For Southern Baptist Pastor David Uth, immigration reform became a priority after a family in his Orlando, Fla., megachurch faced … Continued

The trouble with labels

Labels can be helpful when, for instance, applied to cans of soup or barrels of toxic waste. But they are … Continued

Russell Moore tapped to lead Southern Baptists’ policy office

Russell Moore, the dean of theology at the Southern Baptist Convention’s flagship seminary, has been named the next president of … Continued

Activists scold U.S. over prison imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — Religious freedom activists scolded the U.S. State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday (March 15) on … Continued

Delaying equality for Boy Scouts

Tony Gutierrez AP Details of a Boy Scout uniform shown in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters Monday, … Continued

Facing the new year without fear

The turning of a calendar page doesn’t truly start anything new, of course. But it does invite us to look … Continued

Remaking the Knights of Columbus

Jae C. Hong AP Knights of Columbus honor guard rehearses before the session at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, … Continued

Church leaders say returning vets need time, attention

When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and … Continued

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss – but Romney’s religion still won

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospect that one of their … Continued

Sikh temple shooting, one month later

REUTERS Sikhs and members of the community attend a vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. 7, 2012. In the … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued

Syria: A horror observed, but is this all the world can do?

STRINGER REUTERS Members of the Free Syrian Army sit and mourn a comrade killed during fighting with government forces in … Continued

Evangelical group proposes code of ethics for pastors

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to seek a common moral ground by uniting under a … Continued