Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio formed a religious freedom advisory board including several prominent Evangelical leaders and academic experts.
Board members have not necessarily endorsed Rubio's bid to become the Republican presidential nominee, but serve in and advisory capacity and are free to advise other candidates.
According to WORLD News Group, the board includes Saddleback Church leader Rick Warren, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Samuel Rodriguez, theologian Wayne Grudem, and Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd. more >>
Following its five-day student missions conference which drew 16,000 attendees, Urbana 15 released figures on New Year's Day summarizing major milestones reached by the organization and its participants — among those accomplishments, raising over $940,000.
Urbana announced the fundraising feat via Twitter, sharing the good news with more than 11,000 followers. "$940K+ Raised for our missions partners around the world," read the graphic posted to the social media site on Jan. 1.
The funds were raised "the old fashioned way," said InterVarsity Internet editor and media relations liaison Gordon Govier in an email shared with The Christian Post Wednesday. more >>
An elementary school in New Jersey has barred children from saying "God bless America" after the Pledge of Allegiance, following a complaint from the ACLU.
Glenview Elementary School Principal Sam Sassano in South Jersey revealed that the American Civil Liberties Union warned him that the practice supposedly violates the separation of church and state, NBC10 Philadelphia reported on Tuesday.
Sassano defended the practice, however, noting that students began saying the phrase following the 9/11 terror attacks. more >>
A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion.
Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the U.S. Constitution doesn't prohibit presidents from honoring God or the goverment from placing religion above secularism, though added that one denomination cannot be favored over another.
Scalia, who is a Roman Catholic, told the audience at Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans on Saturday that there is no reason to believe the Constitution dictates state neutrality between religion and its absence.
"To tell you the truth there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from?" Scalia said, according to The Associated Press. "To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another. But can't favor religion over non-religion?" more >>
Americans support religious liberty for Christians more than they do for other religious groups, including Muslims and Jews, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the finding of the poll on Wednesday, which found that while solid majorities of Americans supported religious freedom for all, specific religious groups got higher percentages than others.
While 82 percent of respondents said religious liberty protections for Christians were important, only 61 percent said the same for Muslims; and 70 percent of respondents felt preserving the religious liberty of Jews was important. more >>