The last handful of times that I have been to a wedding, one word in the service has particularly caught my attention. That word is “mutual.”
Archives: December 2013
(RNS) “We have a very excited group of churches and Christian organizations that are joining us,” said the leader of Trail Life USA, which was formed as an alternative to the Boy Scouts. “They’re ready to go.”
(RNS) Did everything come up roses? Sadly, no. It was a rotten year in some respects. Think NSA, Chase Bank, John Boehner, Koch Brothers, scammers preying on soldiers and the elderly, payday lenders and other bottom-feeders. Even so, I end the year feeling positive.
LONDON (RNS) A new report says eight current and incoming member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council were among 24 countries to imprison believers and atheists in 2013 for violating local laws that restrict freedom of religion or belief.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) He bought it a dozen years ago at a local antiques shop to help brighten up a Derbyshire retreat home run by his church.
Esquire names Pope Francis the best dressed man of the year. The year’s worst Christian book covers. And Britain praises Muslims for informing on extremists.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelical concerns about contraception are about much more than contraception, and the debate over birth control is a mere skirmish in a larger theological and ideological battle.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America gets ready to admit gay youth, one Missouri organization has already broken away. Oak Scouts is designed to be a safe space for everyone, regardless of faith or sexual orientation.
(RNS) “If the conviction is in question, is not the punishment in question?” asked Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina in setting a $250,000 bail for Philadelphia’s Monsignor William Lynn, whose conviction of sheltering abusive priests was overturned.