Adventist Leaders in Russia Address Fake News on Church Status

Adventist Review via Spectrum Magazine Leaders in the Euro-Asia Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a church region that includes the Russian Federation, released an official statement last week, as they try to counter false news circulating about the status of the church in that country. The statement, signed by […]

Alongside Catholic leaders, President Trump signs executive order on religious liberty, health care

Michael O’Loughlin America Magazine President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to enforce a rule that bars churches from engaging in partisan politics and addresses concerns from some Catholic organizations about rules in the Affordable Care Act regarding contraception coverage. Before the […]

Donald Trump hoping to use first foreign trip to unite religions against extremism

Ruth Sherlock The Telegraph Donald Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican later this month on a mission to unite three of the world’s most prominent religions against intolerance, terrorism and Iran. Speaking from the Rose Garden during an event dedicated to religious liberties, Mr Trump said he […]

Religious Freedom: Trump targeting IRS rule on churches

AP After promising to “utterly destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, President Trump is planning to sign an executive order asking the IRS to use “maximum enforcement discretion” over the regulation. Though some consider this a first step for religious freedom, others […]

Bible App for the Marginalized to Launch in June

Spectrum Magazine Crystal Cheatham—writer, entrepreneur and Andrews grad—is working to create a hub for progressive Christians who may have felt excluded and judged by more traditional, conservative spaces. Question: The Our Bible App,  an app you are creating with devotionals, Bible translations and a forum, is set to launch in […]

Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student

FOX News It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book. Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. Holden […]

Pope Francis and Coptic pope agree not to re-baptize

Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter Pope Francis‘ trip to Egypt was marked Friday, April 28, by a significant step forward in ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches. In a joint declaration signed April 28 by Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria during Francis’ […]