Imprisoned Iranian-American pastor gets push from State Dept.

By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case. “I am...

Clearing up misconceptions at the church-state intersection

By Jeff Huett DELAND, Fla. — In a September 1992 comic strip, the precocious 6-year-old half of Calvin and Hobbes called the separation of church and state a “touchy subject.” Over the course of three presentations at Stetson University April 9-10, Baptist Joint...