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