A United Methodist pastor has been reinstated after being defrocked. The Archdiocese of Seattle announced a $12.1 million settlement. Plus, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
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About Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Sarah Pulliam Bailey joined RNS as a national correspondent at RNS in 2013. Bailey most recently worked as managing editor for Odyssey Networks, covering religion through multimedia. Before that, she spent four years as online editor for Christianity Today.
(RNS) The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently voted to remove Brewton-Parker College in Georgia from membership one year after it placed the school on probation over finances.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A panel of judges has moved to excommunicate Kate Kelly, a founder of the group Ordain Women, on charges of apostasy.
(RNS) In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.
The group responsible for turmoil in Iraq is explained. Ramadan will overlap with the World Cup finals. And denominations are debating divestments from Israel.
(RNS) “We have sinned, and we see this divestment as an act of repentance for Union,” Union President Serene Jones says. “Climate change poses a catastrophic threat. As stewards of God’s creation, we simply must act to stop this sin.”
Reports suggest Justin Bieber may have gotten baptized. The Catholic Church is giving Brazil a “red card” for the money spent on the World Cup. And a report suggests an embezzlement took place at the Secular Coalition.
A lone gunman has killed one and wounded at least three others on Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian university of about 4,000 near downtown Seattle. One of the victims, a man in his 20s, has died, according to reports. A female victim was in critical condition and in surgery. Two men are in satisfactory condition. […]
(RNS) About one in five Americans view the Bible in secular terms, described as ancient “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.”