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(National Archives via AP) The U.S. Constitution. A new poll shows 70% of Americans agree that declaring the U.S. a Christian nation would be unconstitutional.

78% of Republican evangelicals want U.S. declared a Christian nation

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service | September 23, 2022, 11:46 p.m.

(Christophe Ena | AP) King Charles III greets mourners outside Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. The king has been an outspoken advocate about the need to battle climate change for decades.

Commentary: King Charles should continue speaking about climate change

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | September 20, 2022, 4:12 p.m.

(Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision | AP)Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are co-producers of the docuseries “Gutsy."

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk faith, marriage as ‘Gutsy’ premieres

By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service | September 20, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(AP) In this undated file photo, immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island in New York wait in line to begin immigration proceedings.

Commentary: You must watch Ken Burns’ PBS series on America and the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | September 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A worshipper attends a Spanish Mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salt Lake City in 2021. New research shows Christians could make up less than half the U.S. population in 50 years.

Fewer than half of Americans may be Christian by 2070

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service | September 13, 2022, 7:47 p.m.

(AP) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits on a throne, during her coronation, in London, June 2, 1953.

Commentary: The leadership lessons of Queen Elizabeth and Christ the King

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | September 13, 2022, 1:35 p.m.

David Goldman | AP) In this Saturday, July 22, 2017, photo, a polar bear stands on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The National Association of Evangelicals has released a sweeping report calling for action against climate change.

Evangelical group releases climate change report, urges a biblical mandate for action

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | August 30, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

(Kim Raff  | The New York Times)
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., concedes to Harriet Hageman in Jackson, Wyo., after losing in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Cheney has won fans from the political center and left for her willingness to take on former President Donald Trump.

Commentary: Cheney-mania breaks out even among those on the political center-left

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | August 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Tiziana Fabi | Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2021.  He recently made clear that if he is ever too sick to perform his duties, he would resign his position.

Commentary: A what-if nightmare for the Catholic Church: the pope in a coma

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | August 17, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

(Mark Humphrey | AP) Headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn., shown in 2011. The denomination faces a Department of Justice investigation over clergy sex abuse.

Southern Baptists say denomination faces federal investigation over clergy sex abuse

By Holly Meyer and David Crary | The Associated Press | August 13, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

(Chris Pizzello | AP) Norman Lear in 2020.

Commentary: A salute to Norman Lear, TV legend and Jewish thinker, as he turns 100

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | July 29, 2022, 1:09 p.m.

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with indigenous communities, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Maskwacis, near Edmonton, Canada, Monday, July 25, 2022. Pope Francis begins a "penitential" visit to Canada to beg forgiveness from survivors of the country's residential schools, where Catholic missionaries contributed to the "cultural genocide" of generations of Indigenous children by trying to stamp out their languages, cultures and traditions. Francis set to visit the cemetery at the former residential school in Maskwacis.

Pope apologizes for ‘devastating’ school abuses in Canada

By NICOLE WINFIELD and PETER SMITH | Associated Press | July 25, 2022, 8:28 p.m.

Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
An Utah Capitol attendee reads from the Bible during a 2013 event. Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt warns about the dangers in taking all biblical verses literally.

Commentary: Slavery? Women’s equality? LGBTQ rights? The Good Book can be pretty bad on these topics.

By Jonathan Merritt | Religion News Service | July 19, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

(Damon Winter | The New York Times)
The Statue of Liberty in New York, Oct. 29, 2019.

Commentary: When is it time to leave America?

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | June 29, 2022, 3:32 p.m.

(Andrew Medichini | AP) Pope Francis seen in a wheelchair at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Religion News Service columnist Thomas Reese predicts that, despite the many rumors, Francis will not resign as pontiff.

Commentary: Why nonsense stories about Pope Francis resigning keep popping up

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | June 23, 2022, 3:48 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) A woman prays at Catholic Mass on Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan in March. A new poll shows belief in God continues to fall among Americans.

Americans’ belief in God keeps dropping

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service | June 21, 2022, 10:49 p.m.

(Jae C. Hong | AP) Pastor Bart Barber, newly elected leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during the faith's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Texas pastor elected president of nation’s largest Protestant faith in wake of sex abuse probe

By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service | June 15, 2022, 10:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Religion News Service columnist Jana Riess.

Jana Riess: As Enneagram’s popularity soars, having an experienced guide is critical

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | June 3, 2022, 5:19 p.m.

(Jae C. Hong | AP) Two Texas Troopers light a candle at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, after a mass shooting.

Commentary: If you love the Bible and God, then love children. Live children.

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | May 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(The New York Times) U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

Commentary: If Nancy Pelosi is denied Communion, why not William Barr?

By John Gehring | Religion News Service | May 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m.