Category Archives: Religion

Government Restrictions on Religion Reach Highest Level Globally in More Than a Decade

Pew Research – Authoritarian governments are more likely to restrict religion In 2018, the global median level of government restrictions on religion – that is, laws, policies and actions by officials that impinge on religious beliefs and practices – continued … Continue reading

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Liberty University appointed retired Alaska pastor who is opposed to LGBT rights as Jerry Falwell Jr’s replacement after he took a leave of absence days after posting a photo of himself with unzipped pants and his arm around a woman

 EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS – Jerry Prevo, who has served as chairman of the Virginia school’s board of trustees since 2003 and recently retired as the senior pastor of a Baptist church in Alaska, started as acting president on … Continue reading

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Viral Video Seemed to Show BLM Storming a Church. The Real Story is Much Darker

Anne Helen Petersen of BuzzFeed – “What people need to know is we’re not protesting churches. We’re protesting this church.” The clip that was posted to Twitter — and subsequently viewed over 1.2 million times — purports to show protesters invading a church, … Continue reading

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America in Crisis

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter of CNN – What do you write on a day like this? How can the day be neatly summed up in a string of sentences and paragraphs? How can the pain, agony, frustration and fear … Continue reading

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The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons

Third in a series on religion in America from Pew Research Center – Computational analysis of nearly 50,000 sermons reveals differences in length and content across major Christian traditions. Many surveys have asked Americans about their religious affiliations, beliefs and … Continue reading

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