Almost a quarter of American families have turned to church food pantries for help


By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need. Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it’s like to go to bed hungry. Nearly one in four Americans (22 percent) say their family has turned to a […]

New LifeWay Research finds widespread support for immigration reform among pastors


The nation’s Protestant senior pastors want the U.S. government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform. Most say it’s the government’s job to stop people from entering the country illegally. They also support reform that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. And they believe Christians should help immigrants, no matter what their legal status. Those are among the findings of a new survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The survey was conducted prior to the mid-term elections.