Religion News Service: More than 90% of pastors encourage their congregations to observe Oct. 31 in a particular way, but that ranges from avoiding Halloween completely to inviting people to Halloween-adjacent events at their churches.
Religion & Politics: A few decades back, liberal “mainline” denominations outpaced and overshadowed evangelicals in the contest for control of Christianity’s cultural and political capital. As those denominations went into generational decline, evangelicalism filled the resultant gap.
Associated Press: “I thought there was no God, just torture and hatred,” Rosalie Whirlwind Soldier testified during a Saturday event.
The New York Times: The backtracking of politicians on abortion with rape-and-incest exceptions can get pretty creative — or desperate, depending on your perspective.
The Guardian: Muhsin Hendricks, the ‘world’s first gay imam’ wants to help LGBTQ+ Muslims in South Africa reconcile their sexuality with their faith.