IRD President Mark Tooley interviews Bishop Will Willimon, the retired bishop of North Alabama and the previous long time dean of the chapel of Duke University. He has returned to the campus of Duke where he is teaching and writing. His latest book is his first novel, “Incorporated”, set in a Midwestern Protestant congregation across a month of Sundays, with a cast of saints and sinners.
A recent study concludes that religious pluralism itself might help reduce violence, or nations that have high levels of diversity might also have people less inclined to violence. One difficulty Pew officials found in gathering information was how faith-based violence might be impacted by different denominations within religions.
Dennis Crowley interviews Faith McDonnell, director of religious liberty programs and of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan. She discusses the consultation of religious liberty partners held at the end of March in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?
Liberal United Methodists are once again rallying around Global Segregation in hopes of drastically curtailing African influence in denominational affairs and theologically liberalizing the church.
According to Human Rights watchdog Open Doors, Christians are perceived as agents for western nations. Tribal leaders often help the government monitor churches closely.