Dude, You Melted My House

This mayn’t have much to do with religion, unless we’re talking about the stewards-of-God’s-creation movement among some Christians. But anyway, The Press Association (?) is carrying a story with the Onionesque headline “Eskimos to sue over global warming.” The story, though, seems to be for reals. h/t Catholics in Alliance.

Pastor in Chief or Commander in Chief?

Those crazy kids over at the Interfaith Alliance have put together a little video homage of their Top 10 picks of the unorthodox ways faith has been injected into the 2008 presidential campaign. The clips, set to Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer,” highlights Mike Huckabee’s statement that the same power that turned loaves and […]

RNS Weekly Digest

c. 2008 Religion News Service Anglican Church of Canada facing defections over gay blessings TORONTO (RNS) Seven congregations have cut ties with the Anglican Church of Canada because of theological differences on blessing same-sex unions and related issues, adding to a wave of conservative defections. And the head of one breakaway group predicts more are […]

The Bishops’ Daughters

This month, two Episcopal bishops’ daughters have articles in high-profile magazines. In the March 3 New Yorker, Honor Moore dishes family secrets about her father, retired Bishop Paul Moore of New York, a war veteran and liberal activist. He was the first Episcopal bishop to ordain a lesbian priest. Hear a podcast with Honor here. […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2008 Religion News Service Bush says faith-based initiative a success WASHINGTON (RNS) Seven years after President Bush launched his faith-based initiative, a White House report declares success in helping faith and community groups in each state receive government funding to aid the needy. “The Quiet Revolution,” released Monday (Feb. 25) by the White House […]

Mission Group Leader Washes Feet to Repent for Past Exclusion of Blacks

SIM, or Serving in Mission, an international mission organization, has taken a step of reconciliation: apologizing for a past policy that excluded African-American missionary candidates from its ranks. In a “Together as One” statement, SIM USA director Steve Strauss recently wrote words of apology. “We knew that, in the past, some American mission agencies had […]

Couple urges truce in war between faith and science

c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The poster in Deborah Haarsma’s office at Calvin College bears the bold title, “Long, long ago in galaxies far, far away” _ appropriate “Star Wars” jargon for an astronomy professor. It shows photos of galaxy clusters spied by Haarsma and two of her students using one of the world’s […]

Couple urges truce in war between faith and science

c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Last week, in a hotel 700 miles from home, my frustration with unreliable systems boiled over. While trying to access a bank account online, a security check made necessary by cheaters froze my account when I couldn’t remember the precise answer to a question. While trying to send e-mail, […]

At one key Ohio church, it’s `Obama time’

c. 2008 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ The flavor and fervor of the civil rights movement hung heavy in the air on a chilly Sunday morning. Inside Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, a child played “We Shall Overcome” plaintively on her flute. From his pulpit, the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. liberally quoted from the well-known words […]