(RNS) With “ex-gay” ministries falling out of favor — even by their biggest proponents — many Christians are encouraging gays and lesbians to adopt a life of celibacy instead, without ever trying to change their sexual orientation.
Author Archives: Sarah Pulliam Bailey
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) In its citation, the White House said Krista Tippett’s show “avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”
NEW YORK (RNS) Atheists said they suffered from both physical and emotional damages from the presence of the beamed cross at the official 9/11 museum, resulting in headaches, indigestion and mental pain.
A doctor working with Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia tested positively for Ebola. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr ending Ramadan has begun. And Catholic Church weddings have declined 40% between 2000 and 2012.
(RNS) The problem confronting many Wikipedia editors is that religion elicits passion — and often, more than a little vitriol as believers and critics spar over facts, sources and context.
(RNS) In the video, Pope Francis referred to Palmer as “my brother, a bishop-brother,” saying they had been friends for years. “Let us allow our longing to increase so that it propels us to find each other, embrace each other and to praise Jesus Christ as the only Lord of history,” Francis said.
As Gaza attacks continue, Jews elsewhere feel the impact. Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim could be free to leave. Plus, a Texas United Methodist minister set himself on fire.
The Church of England is expected to vote on women bishops today. Many in L.A. are flocking to an immigrants’ saint. And the conflict between Israel and Palestine continues to esaclate.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ native Argentina will face off against Benedict XVI’s Germany in the final World Cup match at 3 p.m. EST Sunday (July 13). A look at both countries’ religious makeup.