The faith-healing parents in Oregon who are in court for failing to provide medical care to their infant daughter have pleaded not guilty. An Orthodox priest in Eastern Europe is being investigated for allegedly drowning a baby boy as he baptised him. Newt Gingrich is back at it: gave a speech Thursday where he said, […]
Archives: July 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (RNS) Some believe what happened at the Reformation Hope orphanage on Jan. 12 was a miracle. And some now regard what has happened since that awful day as a second act of divine intervention. “It shows God is a God we can trust and that he wants us to help others,” says Pastor […]
Could our moral sensibility exist from the time of our very first breath? Some researchers believe so. Work being conducted at Yale University has demonstrated that our moral reasoning may find its roots, quite simply, in our mere humanity. Psychologists have often wondered whether ethics and morality are primarily nature or nurture based. Are we […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. religious leaders are applauding Congress’ approval of legislation that reduces the disparity of jail time between crack and powder cocaine offenses. After passing the Senate in March, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 was approved by the House on Wednesday (July 28). The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature. […]
(RNS) The Interdenominational Theological Center, a consortium of African-American seminaries in Atlanta, has named a new president. The Rev. Ronald Edward Peters, director of the Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will begin the new post on Sept. 1, the center announced. Peters, 65, also is an associate professor of urban ministry at the Pittsburgh […]
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS/ENInews) Ugandan church leaders are asking Christians to produce identity cards and agree to security checks before entering some churches after two terrorist attacks at World Cup viewing parties left more than 70 people dead. “We are taking these new measures to ensure that the worshippers are safe. We do not want the […]
Huffington Post (RNS): Doug Oldham, a prolific gospel singer and ministry partner of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, died July 21 at the age of 79. Full story.
Huffington Post (RNS): Muslim American groups and the American Civil Liberties Union are demanding the FBI turn over records relating to agency guidelines they say permit the FBI to collect and use racial and ethnic data. Read more.
Huffington Post (RNS): Concerns about pollution and water quality have prompted an environmental advocacy group to call for the banning of baptisms in the lower Jordan River, where the Bible says Jesus was baptized. Full story.
(RNS) Judging from a recent Gallup Poll, politicians, corporations, the entertainment media and religious institutions are in a close competition to prove which is least trustworthy. A jaded public has come to expect the worst, and regularly receives it. Headlines about politicians’ lies hardly warrant attention anymore. We’ve gone from George Washington, who could not […]