Latest from Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Southern Baptist leader Ronnie Floyd resigns after internal fight over sex abuse investigation

Floyd led the business arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, including its $192 million cooperative program that funds its missions and ministries.
  • Oct 15, 2021

What science can tell us about the benefits of religion

This psychology professor believes people don’t need to be religious to benefit from the wisdom that traditions have to offer.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Southern Baptist missionaries receive a new coronavirus vaccine mandate

Its leaders opposed President Biden’s recent vaccination mandate for businesses.
  • Sep 18, 2021

This pastor will sign a religious exemption for vaccines if you donate to his church

The pastor is a 29-year-old small-business owner running in the Republican primary challenge to Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) in 2022.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Refugee organizations say they’re seeing a surge of donations for Afghans

Recent polls suggest the vast majority of Americans appear to support relocating Afghans to the U.S.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Religious exemptions from coronavirus vaccines are expected to become a legal battleground

Experts believe lawsuits will become more common as vaccine mandates become more prevalent.
  • Sep 1, 2021

Highly religious Americans are less likely to believe intelligent life exists on other planets, survey says

Pope Francis has said that if an alien wanted to be baptized, he would be willing to do so.
  • Aug 19, 2021

The Taliban says it will rule under sharia law. What does that mean?

In practice, it is understood, interpreted and applied differently around the world, according to divergent traditions, cultural contexts and the role of Islam in government.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged with sexual assault of teenager in the 1970s

He is the highest-ranking Catholic official in the country to face criminal charges for sex abuse.
  • Jul 29, 2021

Religious leaders weigh reinstating mask mandates and whether they could upset some members

Many leaders are debating new guidelines after the CDC released new guidance.
  • Jul 28, 2021