WASHINGTON (RNS) Robert Putnam wants to convert every reader on the sawdust trail to civic salvation. And he’s not taking no for an answer.
Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would consider a second law that “amplifies and clarifies” the first one but added, “We’re not going to change the law.”
NEW YORK (RNS) Mayor Bill de Blasio says he supports churches renting space in public schools. Now a court decision will force him to show whether he really believes that.
“We didn’t make Sunday-school programming,” says Hollywood producer Mark Burnett. “We made stuff that was accurate to the Bible, but realistic, and didn’t feel like it had been made on a shoestring budget.”
Humility was the theme of the pontiff’s Palm Sunday homily as Christians worldwide marked the beginning of Holy Week.
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition urged their 3,000 member congregations to end capital punishment. They are the first major evangelical association to take this position publicly, but support for the death penalty among Christians is waning.
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The independent Mormon movie “Freetown” is inspiring and well-told without resorting to heavy-handed preaching. Thumbs up! Filmmaker Garrett Batty talks here about making the movie, which opens in the US on April 8.
By saying it doesn’t apply to those who want to discriminate against gay couples. Maybe.