(RNS) A University of Washington researcher has found that young evangelical Christian men who took a virginity pledge and had male friends who held them accountable before marriage are suddenly adrift and unable to talk to trusted friends — and sometimes even their new wives — about sex.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “China will always safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity and it never allows foreign forces to interfere with religion,” an official with China’s state-run Catholic Patriotic Association responded to Pope Francis’ offer for engagement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Congress created a new job at the State Department to protect religious minorities across the Middle East. But is the position really open?
(RNS) Nationwide, 46 million people rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study. One in four military families need help putting food on the table.
(RNS) Among the reasons for the higher rates of suicide: Boomer men are more likely to be living alone than previous men their age. And they are less religious.
In thin places, the conversation with God that we call prayer comes a little more easily. In thin places, there is a gentle invitation to relax into love and generativity and peace. In thin places, as a wise old friend once said, there is a burning bush around every corner.
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The Church’s “Meet the Mormons” film, which will hit theaters on October 10, appears to take the popular “I’m a Mormon” campaign to a logical extreme, using half a dozen ordinary/extraordinary Latter-day Saints around the world as the calling card for our religion.
I’m guessing my brothers would have fought over the dead eldest brother while I threatened to turn them into a river of blood.