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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Calls For New Civil Rights Agenda In Visit To Black Church

As scores of protesters outside chanted “No justice, no peace,” Trump said he wanted to make Detroit – a predominantly African-American city which recently emerged from bankruptcy – the economic envy of the world by bringing back companies from abroad.

September 3, 2016
People take part in a candlelight memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando

After Orlando, a Small-Town Pastor Finds Her Voice

When the Rev. Robin LaBolt saw the news on Sunday morning, she knew the challenge waiting for her at Sycamore United Church of Christ. “We’re a small town,” she said. “It’s not exactly an LGBT-friendly area. Not that anyone says bad things about them. They’d just rather not talk about it.”

June 16, 2016
Photo: First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh decorated for Christmas

Christmas Joy Without Piety

Why Christmas should inspire humility among the faithful.

December 25, 2014

St. Louis-Area Churches Plan To Act As Safe Houses For Those Seeking Refuge During Protests

Get the latest on the tense situation in Ferguson.

November 21, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church by the former editor of Conscience magazine, Patricia Miller. Good Catholics explores the conflicts that arise when religion and women’s issues collide. Abortion and birth control are deemed sinful by the Catholic Church, whose reach goes beyond those who adhere to its […]

July 12, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Stand A Ban On Using Churches For Graduation

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Public schools may not hold their graduation ceremonies in an evangelical church, under a decision left standing by the Supreme Court on Monday. The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago had decided that holding a graduation ceremony in an evangelical Christian church under a […]

June 16, 2014

Massive Church In China Demolished; Officials Cite Permit Issue

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times WENZOU, China — One of the largest churches in the Chinese coastal city of Wenzhou, an 85,000-square-foot edifice with soaring cathedral ceilings, stained glass and spires dominating the landscape, was demolished Monday on orders of Communist Party authorities. Chinese officials said the demolition of the $5 million Sanjiang Church was […]

April 29, 2014