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45 years after the Soweto uprising, religious leaders call for more racial harmony among South Africans

Forty-five years after a group of young Black students in Soweto, South Africa, took to the streets to protest an educational policy of the ruling South African apartheid government, leading to the de...

As VP Harris heads to Guatemala, evangelical leaders urge U.S. to address root causes of migration

As Vice President Kamala Harris headed to Guatemala this week as part of a campaign to address the root cause of the surge in migration to the United States, she was among recipients of a letter from ...

In Africa, some religious leaders pay a heavy price for their faith

The look on his face at the hospital bed where he was undergoing treatment showed a man who was recovering, happy and grateful to God to be alive. It was the opposite situation on Sunday, April 25, wh...

Evangelical leaders explain why skeptical evangelicals should get vaccinated

Evangelical Christians can overcome their suspicion of COVID-19 vaccines through a renewed focus on missions and a form of patriotism that engenders unity instead of division, Russell Moore said durin...

White evangelical leaders who repress women are revered as saints, author says

White evangelical leaders are revered as modern-day saints by followers supportive of efforts to suppress the voice and visibility of women in the church, Beth Allison Barr said during a May 11 webina...

Faith leaders call on Americans to ‘welcome the stranger’ as Biden administration announces new refugee admissions cap

The Biden administration has announced it will raise the refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for the current fiscal year and to 125,000 for the 2022 fiscal year. This is a welcome and much-needed step as...

Faith leaders express joy as Biden finally raises ceiling for refugee admissions to 62,500

After an outcry from the faith community and immigration advocates, the Biden administration May 3 fully reversed course and returned to its earlier plan to raise the ceiling for refugee admissions th...

New podcast: Should religious leaders and the cultural right applaud lousy Oscar ratings?

Pick a headline, just about any Oscar headline. The ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards were bad. How bad? Here’s the take from the world-weary folks at Entertainment Weekly: “Oscars hit another histo...

Faith leaders are key to reaching herd immunity in U.S., researchers say

Reaching herd immunity against the coronavirus cannot happen without more intervention from the faith community, according to leaders of two national organizations tracking current trends. “We do not ...