The New York Times: Some women participating in a conference on sensitive church issues said they feel heartened by the discussions taking place, though change may remain slow.
Religion News Service: Johnson, who peppered his first speech as speaker with religious references, has a history of challenging interpretations of the separation of church and state.
Forward: Some Christians are interpreting the violence as the culmination of prophecies about the End Times.
Pew Research Center: Earlier this year, China issued new rules on religious activity that tighten oversight of clergy and congregations.
The Christian Century: Denise Levertov’s intuitive grasp of incarnation drove her politics, her poetry, and eventually her religious discernment.