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World Vision Changes Same-Sex Marriage Policy, Christian Leaders React

The large Christian relief agency signals a policy shift, inviting swift criticism from evangelical thought leaders.

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

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Should We Rethink Eating Animals?

Perhaps our moral duties toward animals should, at the very least, lead Christians to return to our ancient practices of refusing to eat meat on Fridays and during the holy season of Lent.

At the United Nations, the Vatican is Church and State. That Needs to Change.

In order for the pope’s new turn to have an impact, the UN must start by recognizing that the Holy See is not a state and should have no greater representation than any other religion.

N.J. gay conversion therapy ban challenged in federal court

RNS () — New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist’s obligation to … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued

William Gray, a man on a mission

William Gray III was a preacher, pastor, teacher, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, chief executive officer, fund raiser, … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

Religious leaders see ‘tragedy’ and justice in Supreme Court gay marriage decisions

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

COMMENTARY: Apologies are too late when the damage is already done

After almost 40 years, Exodus International is closing its doors. It was the oldest Christian services group of its kind … Continued

The RUSH Act: Doing what’s right for Holocaust survivors

In our advocacy work for one of the largest charitable networks on the continent, The Jewish Federations of North America, … Continued

For atheists, all religion is superstition

The “Good Book” is seriously flawed. Which book am I talking about? It could be any book. No single book … Continued

Southern Baptist Richard Land passes baton to Russell Moore

WASHINGTON — In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in … Continued

Apple’s tax ethics: Unpatriotic or shrewdness in action?

Tim Cook testifies on Capitol Hill. He said Apple and other companies aren’t bringing cash back to the United States … Continued

Have the bishops found their ‘attractive, articulate, intelligent’ spokeswoman?

NEW YORK — A former adviser to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, … Continued

From Boston to Aurora to Sandy Hook, a problem that has a name: sin

People embrace during the candlelight service at Boston’s Arlington Street Church honoring those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon … Continued

Americans: Marijuana isn’t sinful but not sure it should be legal

WASHINGTON — American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, according to a new poll, … Continued

Atheists rally around jailed Bangladeshi bloggers

An international consortium of nonbelievers is planning rallies Thursday (April 25) outside Bangladeshi embassies and consulates to demand the release … Continued

Evangelicals see promise in immigration proposal

WASHINGTON — A coalition of evangelical leaders who hope to shape national immigration reform is expressing cautious optimism about a … Continued