A flourishing United Methodist church considers a way out

If a special session of the United Methodist Church's legislative assembly votes to drop language in its rulebook that bars "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" from being ordained as ministers, a conservative evangelical church in the heart of South Carolina will likely cut the cord.

As Muslim extremism nosedives, researchers question law enforcement's focus

Two reports on extremist attacks in the United States document a marked decline in the number of Muslim Americans associated with extremist acts.

An interfaith group finds willing partners to restore a shared watershed

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, a 5-year-old nonprofit organization, has gathered volunteers, often across the religious spectrum, to work on restoration projects, ripping up pavement, installing water gardens and, yes, planting trees.

A push for compromise on LGBTQ protections may tear evangelicals apart

A group of evangelicals are drafting a bill to protect both religious freedom and LGBTQ rights. But other prominent evangelicals have already begun to criticize the effort.