Category - religious right

  • June 7, 2010

    The decline and problems faced by The Crystal Cathedral and other mega-churches has been an occasion for Schadenfreude for those inside and outside the Christian community, says Martin Marty. This is too simple and too judgmental a view.

  • December 15, 2009

    Recently, a Pew poll demonstrated how many Americans mix faiths. But how long will there be faiths to mix in America? asks Martin Marty. And whither the conservative churches, in particular?

  • November 18, 2009

    Sexual minorities in Africa have become 'collateral damage' in church conflicts as US conservative evangelicals and those opposing gay priests, ministers and bishops within mainline Protestant denominations woo Africans.

  • June 4, 2009

    Lutheran leaders in the United States have joined other church chiefs in condemning the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he served and worshipped.

  • May 17, 2009

    After hardline Catholics had sought to prevent Notre Dame University from inviting President Barack Obama to give a commencement address, his call for people of divergent convictions to find common ground in reason and faith was warmly received.

  • March 26, 2009

    Hardline lobbyists in the USA have launched a campaign to try to stop one of the country's leading Catholic universities from having President Barack Obama as a campus speaker.

  • July 8, 2008

    'Bartholomew's Notes on Religion' is undoubtedly one of the top-rank online resources on religious issues, especially those off the mainstream radar.

  • June 30, 2008

    We hear a lot about the 'religious right' in the USA. But what about religious opinion of the centre and left?

  • June 25, 2008

    A key figure on the US religious right, which is anxious that its political grip on the large evangelical constituency in America is waning, has launched an attack on Senator Barack Obama and his Christian credentials.

  • December 30, 2007

    Traditional categories of right and left don't always work when applied to faith, says Giles Fraser. Yet there is no comfort for the 'religious right' in the Christmas Gospel, which is about giving not consuming and love not power-mongering.