The Conversation: The National Council of Churches has long been the voice of progressive religion. But over the years, its influence has waned.
Religion News Service: To help offset lost revenue from tax cuts, new tax bill targets fringe benefits provided to people who work for houses of worship, charities, private schools and suchlike 501(c)(3)s.
City Pages: Nick Hall leads a movement that tries to address the social justice issues important to many young Christians without alienating their more conservative elders.
The Atlantic: Religiously unaffiliated voters, who may or may not be associated with other civic institutions, seem most excited about supporting or donating to causes, going to rallies, and expressing opinions online, among other activities.
Dallas News: All Catholic dioceses in Texas will release the names of every clergy member since 1950 to be "credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors," Dallas Bishop Edward Burns said Wednesday.