(RNS) It’s been 40 years since the Episcopal Church first ordained women, and other denominations have long included women in their clergy ranks. Now, three prominent cities have women pastors leading historic, tall-steeple churches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is not the first pope to celebrate a marriage ceremony but his predecessor Benedict XVI never presided over a marriage during his eight-year pontificate.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The rally comes against the backdrop of a worrying rise in European anti-Semitism and the release of a report by the Community Security Trust that monitors attacks on the Jewish community.
The West ponders what to do about wannabe jihadists. John Lennon’s killer says ‘All You Need is Jesus.’ Was the Bradgelina wedding ceremony theist-free?
HONOLULU (RNS) When people ask “Are you a Christian?”, is that all they mean, or is there more to it?
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