Public Health

Survey of 50,000 people across multiple ages, racial, ethnic groups documents troubling trends —...

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease...

Bookmobile, groceries and relationships help niche bookstore stay afloat

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — A buzzer sounds in Mark Logan’s office every time someone comes through the front doors of Adventist Book Center.  Located...

Faith-Based Adoption Agency Will Now Place Children in LGBT Homes

Bethany Christian Services handles 13,000 foster care cases The Grand Rapids headquartered non-profit currently handles about eight percent of Michigan’s roughly 13,000 adoption...

MoveOn founder: Seeing the divinity in everyone might give our politics a new start

(RNS) — I’m a secular person. As a co-founder of MoveOn, the political organizing group, I’ve talked for years about how most people...

As Sudanese protesters demand democracy, Catholic bishop pushes for freedom of worship

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A Roman Catholic bishop in Sudan has charged that the largely Arab and Islamic country’s ongoing popular revolution will...

Aretha Franklin sings sweet sounds, recalls roots in ‘Amazing Grace’ documentary

(RNS) — Standing at the pulpit of a Los Angeles Baptist church in 1972, Aretha Franklin — known more for hits like “Respect”...

Civil rights advocates drop lawsuit against Oklahoma’s ‘Muslim-free’ gun range

(RNS) — Civil rights organizations have dropped a federal lawsuit against the owners of an Oklahoma gun range after it removed a sign...

Craig Gross opens conversation about Christians using cannabis

Podcast Host, Author and Christian Leader Announces His Latest Resource, ‘Christian Cannabis’ PASADENA, Calif. — Craig Gross, author, Craig Brain podcast host and founder...

Iowa’s Private Wells Contaminated by Nitrate and Bacteria

Iowa’s Private Wells Contaminated by Nitrate and Bacteria Des Moines Water Works has struggled for years to provide safe drinking water to its customers,...

Is there a war against Christianity?

Do you know the expression “pearl clutching?” Here is one good definition: “a very shocked reaction, especially one in which you show more shock...