Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police before then-President Donald Trump walked to a church near the White House for a photo op. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich … Read more

Albert Mohler’s darkest hour

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(RNS) — For more than 30 years, Dr. R. Albert Mohler has been among the best known and most revered leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention, and when he chose to run for president of the country’s largest Protestant denomination, he was widely considered the favorite. But at their annual gathering this week, the 17,000 … Read more

Who are the Southern Baptists and why is their 2021 annual meeting so divided?

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(RNS) — The Southern Baptist Convention is gathering in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it may be the most consequential denominational meeting for any Protestant denomination in the last 30 years.  But who are Southern Baptists, and why is their vote on a new president and a series of resolutions reverberating … Read more

A refugee agency rebuilds its pipeline after Trump: ‘We’re starting from scratch’

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) — When the Sprunger family was matched with their foster daughter, an unaccompanied refugee child from Eritrea, they were told the 16-year-old could join them as soon as a couple of weeks, recalled Jessica Sprunger, 33, who lives near Traverse City, Michigan. RELATED: Faith-based refugee resettlement groups describe what it will … Read more