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Rise of ‘nones’ might be waning, State of the Bible 2021 suggests

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BP) – The rise of the "nones" or religiously unaffiliated might be waning, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in findings focused on Gen Z in the 2021 State of the Bible report.

Church leaders react to new Facebook prayer tool

Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers.

Americans most want to avoid fear and anxiety, gain freedom and safety

NASHVILLE (BP) – After what was a scary year for many, more Americans say they want to avoid fear.

Scripture-engaged Americans more hopeful and forgiving, study says

WASHINGTON (BP) – Americans who most often turn to Scripture are more hopeful and forgiving but still suffer stress and trauma, the American Bible Society said in the latest release from its 2021 State of the Bible report.

Ruling against Colorado cake artist draws objections

DENVER (BP) – Religious freedom advocates objected to Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips’ court loss in his latest attempt to defend the freedom to conduct his business according to his Christian convictions.

Twitter hashtag focuses on the good work of Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – On a website that often makes social media look terribly anti-social, many Southern Baptists have been sharing some positivity with the Twitter hashtag #ThisistheSBC.

Christian college ready to challenge transgender order despite setback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Religious freedom advocates mourned but expressed hope that a Christian college in Missouri will ultimately prevail after an opening setback in its challenge to a federal order that requires schools to open dormitory rooms, restrooms and shared shower facilities to members of the opposite sex.

FIRST-PERSON: Raising Generation C

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) – Gen Z is now Gen C. Social scientists are using the term to describe the youngest children who are growing up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Generation C, the thinking goes, will be forever marked because of how the crisis is shaping their formative years.

Billy Graham documentary explores evangelist’s career, political involvement

NASHVILLE (BP) – Billy Graham is the subject of a new documentary premiering Monday (May 17) on PBS. The film chronicles the life, ministry and political involvement of one of the most influential figures in evangelical history.

FIRST-PERSON: ‘Thou shalt not kill’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Countless people are being killed. Daily, death’s onslaught looms.