(REUTERS) “Shades of Truth” is the account of a fictional present-day American journalist who starts off as a critic of Pius and changes his mind after research in Israel, Rome and elsewhere in Europe.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The shifts and conversations within this Bible Belt congregation mirror a larger debate among American evangelicals as they engage tricky and sensitive matters of human sexuality, the authority of Scripture and a rapidly changing culture.
(RNS) Some in the Republican Party want official approval to oppress and marginalize nonconformists, dissenters and freethinkers — in other words, the very kind of people who founded the United States.
(RNS) On Purim, one of the religious requirements is to give directly to at least two poor people. The Jewish sage Maimonides instructed us not to be too discerning. “Anyone who puts out his hand to take should be given money.”
(RNS) The Catholic archdiocese’s plan to close dozens of churches raises an issue faced by thousands of shuttered churches across the Northeast and Midwest: what to do with buildings that are often architecturally important and always sentimentally important, especially since a church’s shape, age and location make the building hard to reuse.
ATLANTA (Reuters) Kelly Gissendaner’s lawyers said the death row inmate has “accepted responsibility” for her actions and has “shown a commitment to seeking redemption through spiritual growth and serving others.”
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The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books.
That would be former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers.