Religion News Service

  • This holy season in six faiths is a rebuke to Christian nationalism

    Christian nationalism is the most potent threat to this nation’s democracy and diversity. But as Christ has taught us, love is more powerful than tyranny. We can defeat the tyranny of Christian nationalism through love for our siblings who live and believe differently than we do. It will require a shared commitment to defending our…

  • Welton Gaddy, former Southern Baptist who became a champion of liberal Christianity, dies

    The Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, a pastor and former president of Interfaith Alliance who went from being a conservative Southern Baptist leader to an advocate for interfaith relations and LGBTQ Christians, died Wednesday (June 7). He was 81. Interfaith Alliance announced Gaddy’s death in a statement, saying the organization’s former leader died in his home…

  • The Respect for Marriage Act protects my family — and my faith

    There is a misconception that faith and LGBTQ+ equality are fundamentally incompatible, and opponents of this legislation point to their own beliefs as a reason to challenge marriage equality. As a religious leader, I regard this historic legislation as an important contribution to America’s religious freedom.

  • A new vision for the National Prayer Breakfast

    If lawmakers make room for people of diverse faiths to participate in the prayer breakfast, they should also honor all beliefs in public policy and in the rights afforded all forms of belief. When it comes to reproductive choice, for instance, the laws made in Washington should reflect the constitutional guarantee that Americans are all…

  • Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion

    In a written statement from Interfaith Alliance, its president, Rabbi Jack Moline, said: “A ruling stripping access to essential reproductive care would betray the constitutional promise of true religious freedom, undermining the rights of people of all faiths and none to make healthcare decisions rooted in their own values — not those of their legislators.”

  • Paul Raushenbush: ‘Christian nationalism is a threat to the American way of life’

    This week the alliance announced that the Rev. Paul Raushenbush, an interfaith leader, journalist and American Baptist minister, would become its new president and CEO, replacing Rabbi Jack Moline.