HuffPost: Two churches on opposite sides of the political spectrum have become focal points in a community’s war over gender, sexuality and the well-being of children.
The Associated Press: The tradition of Watch Night services in the United States dates back to Dec. 31, 1862, when many Black Americans gathered in churches and other venues, waiting for President Abraham Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation into law, and thus free those still enslaved in the Confederacy.
Religion News Service: Texas Judge Paul Pressler, a conservative activist and one of the founding fathers of the so-called conservative resurgence, had been accused of abusing young men for years.
NPR: Churches across the country upheld the new date, despite originally following the guidance of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is another example of how Ukraine seeks to align itself with NATO allies and the West and away from Russian influence.
The New York Times: Followers of Afro-Brazilian religions have been displaced by New Year’s revelers. But they still find ways to make their offerings to the ocean.