Oral Roberts University names new president

Bobby Ross Jr. |

OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) More than a year after Richard Roberts resigned as president of Oral Roberts University amid allegations of lavish spending, the charismatic Christian university in Tulsa has hired a new president. Mark Rutland, president of Southeastern University, a Christian liberal arts college in Lakeland, Fla., since 1999, will take the helm of ORU […]

Jewish coalition calls for immigration reform

Nicole Neroulias |

(RNS) Jewish groups are asking the Obama administration to make immigration reform a priority for the new president’s first 100 days, by suspending raids on businesses and private homes and developing a path to citizenship for undocumented families. Progress by Pesach, named for the Jewish holiday also known as Passover, which begins April 9 this […]

Anglicans set to consider rival U.S. church

Daniel Burke |

(UNDATED) Conservative Anglicans say they do not expect their new North American church to receive official approval from Anglican archbishops who will convene next week (Feb. 1-5) in Alexandria, Egypt. “We do expect that our situation will be discussed,” said the Rev. Peter Frank, a spokesman for the newly established Anglican Church in North America […]