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In new letter, US evangelical leaders support Israel’s right to self-defence

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fired a shell from southern Israel towards the Gaza Strip, in a position a near the Israel Gaza border, Israel, on Wednesday, 11th October, 2023

United StatesRNS Addressing policymakers at home and abroad, American evangelical Christian leaders responded on Wednesday to the attacks on Israel by Hamas by issuing a letter calling for moral clarity, both supporting Israel’s right to defend itself and proclaiming the need to protect the lives of innocent civilians. “In the wake of the evil and […]

Are US white evangelical pastors at odds with their congregants? A new study says no

Clergy Perceptions of Their Political Views Relative to Most People in their Congregations Graphic via Cambridge University Press

United StatesRNS Over the past two years, a group of influential evangelical leaders broke away from their churches or denominations, mostly over their congregations’ solid support for former President Donald Trump and, more generally, conservative politics and messaging. The moves, by such people as theologian Russell Moore and Bible study teacher Beth Moore, most prominently, […]

Last NYC evangelical college makes deep cuts to faculty, cancels fall classes

The King's College is located in Manhattan's financial district in New York City.

United StatesRNS The last remaining evangelical Christian college in New York City, The King’s College, announced on Monday in an email that the school, which has faced dire financial challenges, would not offer classes in the fall. In an earlier meeting with faculty and staff it was announced that many teaching contracts would not renew […]