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Who are the Planned Parenthood Clergy?

August 10, 2015

Stocked with assorted retired and small-church pastors, the Clergy Advocacy Board presents an image of oldline Protestantism: older, disproportionately concentrated in the Northeast, and almost entirely white.

An Assemblies of God youth convention gathers in West Bend, Wisconsin in 2007. Over the past decade, the Pentecostal denomination has posted significant growth. (Photo credit: Paul M. Walsh/AP)

Study: Diversity in U.S. Churches Varies Greatly

July 28, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning is “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but it appears some religious groups are experiencing more success than others in overcoming this historic separation.

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The UCC Synod on Man and the Earth

July 15, 2015

The UCC hosted two speakers to address man’s duty to the earth, but do they neglect the weightier matters of the law?

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Theology UCC Style: Scripture Through ‘Palestinian Eyes’

July 14, 2015

On June 30, 2015 the United Church Christ (UCC) voted in favor of anti-Israeli divestment resolutions despite the advice of like-minded expert panelists. Their Palestinian-centered theological climate might explain their decision.

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United Church of Christ and Israel: A Timeline

July 1, 2015

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, an approximately 1 million member denomination formed from the 1957 merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian…

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IRD: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israel

June 30, 2015

“The fast declining United Church of Christ’s vote today to divest from and boycott businesses doing business with Israel is sad but fortunately mostly inconsequential.”

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.

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Conspiracy & the United Church of Christ

April 23, 2015

The ultra liberal United Church of Christ, which boasts of its inclusivity and radical hospitality, has now dropped below 1 million members for the first time.  Its latest stats, for 2013, show it at…

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Mainline Churches Hold Israel-Bashing Peace Service

September 6, 2014

On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…

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How to Shrink Your Church in One Easy Step

August 22, 2014

Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.

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Arrested Faith Leaders Demand End to Deportations

August 2, 2014

More than 100 immigration activists, including two United Methodist bishops, were arrested outside of the White House Thursday afternoon after a protest demanding the president halt all deportations.

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SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

April 10, 2014

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?