Evangelicals http://www.kunc.org en Brazil's Evangelicals A Growing Force In Prayer, Politics http://www.kunc.org/post/brazils-evangelicals-growing-force-prayer-politics Pope Francis <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/21/204218945/popes-visit-to-brazil-seen-as-triumphant-homecoming">arrives Monday evening</a> in Rio de Janeiro for a weeklong visit celebrating World Youth Day. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics have made the pilgrimage to see the Argentine-born pontiff, and he is expected to receive a rapturous welcome.<p>Still, Pope Francis's visit comes at a delicate time for the church in Brazil. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 47370 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil's Evangelicals A Growing Force In Prayer, Politics Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says 'We've Hurt People' http://www.kunc.org/post/gay-therapy-ministry-shuts-down-says-weve-hurt-people Gay-rights activists have welcomed a decision by a Christian ministry dedicated to "curing" homosexuals to shut its doors, praising the organization's president for his "integrity and authenticity" in offering an apology for the group's actions.<p>The Orlando, Fla., based Exodus International, which calls itself the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality, announced Thursday that it would cease its operations.<p>The group's president, <a href="http://exodusinternational.org/2013/06/i-am-sorry/">Alan Chambers, said in a statement</a> that he wanted to apologiz Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46106 at http://www.kunc.org Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says 'We've Hurt People' Religious Conservatives Focus On Midterm Elections http://www.kunc.org/post/religious-conservatives-focus-mid-term-elections Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>They're calling it the Road to Majority. It's the third annual meeting of conservative religious activists with the Faith and Freedom Coalition. The conference is underway now in Washington, D.C. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:49:00 +0000 David Welna 45834 at http://www.kunc.org Tebow Won't Attend Controversial Megachurch Opening http://www.kunc.org/post/tebow-wont-attend-controversial-megachurch-opening Tim Tebow has bowed out of a promise to appear at the opening of a new megachurch in downtown Dallas whose pastor has been criticized for making derogatory remarks about non-Christians and homosexuals.<p>The New York Jets quarterback, who has become a favorite of many evangelical Christians for his prominent displays of faith on the field, issued a <a href="https://twitter.com/TimTebow">series of tweets</a> on Thursday, saying he had been "looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ's unconditional love" at the April 28 opening of the new $115 million First Baptist Church in Dallas Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 40562 at http://www.kunc.org Tebow Won't Attend Controversial Megachurch Opening Teenager's Faith At Odds With Locator Tags In School IDs http://www.kunc.org/post/teenagers-faith-odds-locator-tags-school-ids A federal court in Texas on Monday will take up the case of a high-school student who refuses to wear her location-tracking school ID.<p>The 15-year-old sophomore says the ID badge, which has an embedded radio frequency identification tag, is a violation of her rights. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:37:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 37742 at http://www.kunc.org