(RNS) Debt collection from refugees brings upward of $5 million a year to faith-based groups that are playing an increasingly central role in the refugees’ resettlement while arguing that America has a moral obligation to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. Some observers say the call to moral action rings hollow when these groups stand to benefit financially.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Jimmy Terry of Tabernacle Baptist Church has a mission to make the entire month of December a celebration of Jesus.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) Colorado Springs, known as “the Vatican of evangelical Christianity,” is headquarters of dozens of conservative evangelical ministries which oppose abortion. Many condemned Friday’s shooting.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — “Every year the problems are getting worse,” the pope said. “We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide.”
BETHLEHEM (RNS) The Palestinian Authority has asked the municipality of Bethlehem not to set off holiday fireworks this year and to limit the festive lights and decorations to two main streets.
(RNS) Solutions must come from the Paris conference but they also must come from rapid education and change of values, from what the gospels call “metanoia” or change of consciousness.
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