RNS-REFUGEE-CHANGES: Refugee processing system disappears data on religion as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to U.S.
(RNS) — The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliations. By Emily McFarlan Miller and Jack Jenkins. 650 words. (categories: a, i)
RNS-MERRITT-OPED: How will the post-pandemic church pay the bills?
(RNS) — According to a study by Barna Group, 65% of American churches have seen a decrease in contributions during the pandemic and a staggering 1 in 5 churches may be forced to close their doors in the next 18 months. To survive, one expert believes, churches will need to develop alternative sources of revenue that leverage their buildings in new ways. By Jonathan Merritt. 1,540 words. (category: k)