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Evangelicals, Catholics, and Vandals

April 30, 2015

When it comes to unmasking distorted teachings, Catholics and Evangelicals share more common ground than we might think.

IRD's Chelsen Vicari speaks at Tuesday's traditional marriage rally.

IRD: Never Compromise Convictions According to Tide of Popular Culture

April 28, 2015

“Marriage does not need to be compromised; it needs to be cherished with courage,” declared IRD’s Chelsen Vicari at Tuesday’s Rally to Stand for Marriage in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.


What is the future of Christian support for Israel?

April 16, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) President Mark Tooley writes about the future of Christian support of Israel and the IRD’s upcoming conference on Christian Zionism in The Washington Examiner: A majority of Americans of…


Rachel Held Evans Departs Evangelicalism: are Millennials Next?

March 16, 2015

Progressive Christian blogger Rachel Held Evans announced this month that she has joined the Episcopal Church after being raised in Evangelical Christianity.

“Which is more important, fidelity to historic Christian teaching or temporary political popularity?”
asks Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD’s Evangelical Action Program.

IRD Cheers Religious Broadcasters’ Strong Witness for Religious Liberty

February 23, 2015

IRD’s Mark Tooley and Chelsen Vicari will participate in the annual National Religious Broadcasters Media Convention this week alongside thousands of Christian communicators.


An Interview with Pastor Garret Kell: “Before We Take a Stand, We Must Begin on Our Knees”

January 30, 2015

Settling into his role as Pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria Virginia, Garrett Kell kindly shared some of his time to explain his vision for ministering to Christian professionals, evangelists and activists in Washington D.C.


Religious & Urban Renewal in Washington, DC.

December 28, 2014

One church’s thriving ministry among mainly young people who are flocking to rejuvenated neighborhoods in the nation’s capital showcases the ongoing resilience of American religion, especially Evangelicalism.


The Evangelical’s Guide to Advent

December 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published by TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Many conservative evangelicals crusade against the War on Christmas, but we’ve neglected the equally important celebration of…

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How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

December 8, 2014

Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances…

Voting Booths

Exit Polls: Conservative Christians Showed Up to Vote

November 7, 2014

Conservative religious voters made up as big a percentage of the electorate as ever in the midterm election according to exit polls.

Sojourners' President Jim Wallis speaks November 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC (Photo: Jeff Walton/IRD)

Jim Wallis: “Ferguson is Everywhere”

November 5, 2014

Racial tensions following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri by a white police officer are a response to widespread injustices, according to a leading Evangelical Left author and activist.


Does Islam Oppress Women? A Feminist Says No

October 15, 2014

Let’s turn to the Qur’an and Hadith to find out what Islamic holy text has to say about women’s “equality.”