SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) “We can go through an entire Sunday Assembly meeting without mentioning atheism, without mentioning religion,” organizer Sanderson Jones said. “We have enough values that define us without having to do that.”
Archives: November 2013
(RNS) A growing group of bonnet and bloodsucker books combine two of today’s best-selling genres: Amish romance and vampire tales.
“God doesn’t expect me to be thankful FOR all circumstance, but IN all circumstances. There’s a huge difference. The first attitude is masochism. The second shows maturity.” — California megachurch pastor Rick Warren, writing in Time magazine about thankfulness during what he called “the worst year of my life” after his youngest son committed suicide.
Clergy’s tax-exempt housing declared unconstitutional. An ex-Mousketeer has returned to Christianity from Paganism. More Yeshiva University sex abuse allegations come forward.
Fresco artist Joy Baer explains the all-natural process of making paint with earth minerals on a porous surface.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that clergy’s exemption from paying taxes on housing is not constitutional.
(RNS) Most people have not written down their views on the treatments they want — or don’t want — if they become too ill to speak for themselves. But one expert says there’s spiritual value in completing advance directives.
NEW YORK (RNS) Kamala Khan may make a few people think that Muslims can be heroes as well as villains, but vanquishing anti-Muslim prejudice will take a more sustained and energetic effort by Khan’s human counterparts.
WARSAW, Poland (RNS) The Warsaw U.N. climate talks includes wider participation from faith-based groups, in part because climate change now touches on issues of poverty alleviation, development, forced emigration, as well as stewardship of the planet.