Religion News Service: Vice President Mike Pence told evangelical supporters of Israel that God had a hand in creating the state of Israel and that his support for the country is rooted in his faith.
Crux: What got lost in the shuffle in NY Times story is that both men are deeply respectful of others and their ideas, and in that sense act as a counter-example in a deeply polarized time in America, John L. Allen says.
Religion News Service: Catholicism's two-party system
Bloomberg Businessweek: The populist government wants the country to answer to God, not its critics in Western Europe.
The Atlantic: A small, vocal group of Conservative rabbis is pushing the movement to accept marriages between Jews and non-Jews. The fight is really about the future of the religion.
United Methodist News Service: Yellowstone Conference's financial problems are similar to those facing the rest of the church and having a "gay bishop is only one of many factors," officials said.