But majority declines to revisit rules for religious accommodation, over protests from justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. Update (June 17): The United States Supreme Court ruled decisively in favor of a Catholic foster care agency on Thursday, with all nine justices agreeing that the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty when it ended a contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) over service to LGBT people. “It is plain that the City’s actions have burdened CSS’s religious exercise by putting it to the choice of curtailing its mission or approving relationships inconsistent with its beliefs,”…

Why Christians should support the “compelling interest” standard of accommodation. For Christians, the rule should be something like this: Protect other people’s religious liberty as you would like your religious liberty to be protected. Many believers will celebrate today because the Supreme Court ruled in Fulton v. Philadelphia that Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia should be able to continue operating according to its religious principles without getting its contract canceled by the city. That will be hailed as a victory, and it should. But the freedom of those at a Catholic foster care agency to do their work as committed…

Despite having their home recognized by an international court, the Ogiek, an Indigenous, forest-dwelling people, still face evictions.

Kimberley Mulders suggests five life-giving practice that will encourage your soul as we live through this pandemic.

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Lockdowns are leading to upticks in problem behaviors, such as domestic abuse. Compassion more than money is needed.

Study suggests religious schools should emphasize distinctives. Christian college graduates are different from their peers at non-religious schools. When they think about work and finding a job, they value making a difference more and making money less. According to a new study from the Christian think tank Cardus, two-thirds of graduates from private religious colleges and universities say it is important to them to find a job that “directly helps others”—10 percentage points higher than graduates from public schools or private nonreligious schools. About 70 percent of Christian school alumni said it was important to them to have a job…

Was there something missing in my relationship with God because my father was an uninvolved presence in my life?

Prayer is the starting point, not the endpoint, of our journey in helping people from darkness to light. We are likely all familiar with Jonah, who was a prophet of the Lord. Jonah lived during a time of relative prosperity for the nation of Israel; however, there was, of course, some trouble brought on by a certain city: Nineveh. As the capital of the Assyrian empire, Nineveh and those residing within her walls were known throughout the ancient world for their infatuation with brutality and violence. Every Israelite from the tall to the small knew that the Ninevites were bad…