Pew Research Center: If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.
NPR: Students and staff at Seattle Pacific University are taking members of school’s board of trustees to court for refusing to hire individuals in same-sex relationships.
Christianity Today: The seminary’s sixth leader, David Emmanuel Goatley, is an academic, pastor, and missions agency leader rooted in the Black church.
Religion News Service: Authorities are investigating a potential arson after a fire broke out early Sunday morning at the historic Victory Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
The New York Times: After doubt about its data, the university dropped to No. 18 from No. 2. But now many are asking, can the rating system be that easily manipulated?
Religion News Service: Now one of the largest U.S. nonprofits, its growth has come largely through frontline work in public health crises and natural disasters around the world.
The New York Times: New York’s Hasidic Jewish religious schools have benefited from $1 billion in government funding in the last four years but are unaccountable to outside oversight.
Associated Press: A Black pastor who was arrested by white police officers while watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town filed a federal lawsuit, alleging the ordeal violated his constitutional rights and caused lingering problems, including emotional distress and anxiety.
Religion Dispatches: The hidden history of the funding of the American Right goes back for over a century and is deeply tied to conservative Christian institution building.
Lit Hub: In many ways, the story of medieval economic thought begins with the life of the founder of the Franciscan Order, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Religion News Service: Religion has become a part of the conversation about declining birthrates.
Christianity Today: As in the past, one can learn about our nation’s political divisions by looking at our religious ones.
Sojourners: Sociologists Samuel L. Perry and Philip Gorski explain Christian nationalism as a constellation of beliefs — that the founding of the United States was “divinely inspired” or that God is invested in the success of the U.S. — that manifest in political goals.
Religion & Politics: A closer look at white converts who enter more racially diverse religious communities offers a unique opportunity to understand different manifestations of white supremacy that are not tied exclusively to MAGA supporters.
Christian Century: Some Indigenous traditions suggest that rocks are sentient. What does this mean for how we humans relate to them?