Evangelical Leaders Condemn ‘Radicalized Christian Nationalism’

A coalition of evangelical Christian leaders is condemning the role of “radicalized Christian nationalism” in feeding the political extremism that led to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters of former President Donald Trump. In an open letter, more than 100 pastors, ministry and seminary leaders, and other prominent evangelicals express concern about […]


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Myanmar’s Christian Refugees Hold Anti-Coup Protest in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 300 refugees from a Christian minority community from Myanmar held a demonstration in India’s capital on Wednesday (March 3) against last month’s military takeover in their country and demanded the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other Myanmar leaders. Chin refugees from Myanmar shout slogans during a protest […]


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Workers Deserve a Living Wage, Not Just a Minimum Wage

(RNS) — For more than a century, Catholic social teaching has advocated not for a minimum wage but for a living wage for workers. Sadly, however, the U.S. Congress cannot even increase the minimum wage because of parliamentary rules and Republican opposition. A living wage, according to Pope Leo XIII in his 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, […]


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Consuming Religious Content Does Not Equal Community

By Greg Mamula for Word & Way The new US presidential administration is navigating its first 100 days. Vaccines are making their way to priority workers and the most vulnerable. Hollywood is releasing new movies on multiple platforms simultaneously. Workplaces are navigating new hybrid environments. Sports stadiums are welcoming back fans in limited capacity. Restaurants […]


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Getting Serious (& Precise) About Christian Nationalism

(RNS) — One unfortunate aspect of the American culture war is the tendency to weaponize words in ways that stretch them beyond any semblance of their original meanings. Terms such as “woke,” “PC,” and “cancel culture” are now deployed to signal that something is bad without shedding meaningful light on the reasons why it’s bad. […]


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Can an Employee Object to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines on Religious Grounds?

(The Conversation) – The rollout of vaccines across the U.S. has finally given hope to many employers of a return to some form of normality. Although the program has gotten off to a faltering start, the promise that hundreds of millions of employees could soon be vaccinated could provide a lifeline to businesses that rely on face-to-face customer service, such as […]


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I Have Election Protesters & ‘Never Trumpers’ in My Pews. How Can We Move Forward Together?

(RNS) — I stepped into the pulpit on Jan. 10 feeling an extraordinary weight. Four days earlier, 11 miles from our church, some of those protesting the certification of the presidential election broke through glass, beat police with American flags, and precipitated the first incursion into the U.S. Capitol building since the War of 1812. […]


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