It’ll be Pope Francis v. Benedict XVI on Sunday. The archbishop of Canterbury plans to push through women bishops legislation. And a report suggests the NSA monitored prominent American Muslims.
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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 prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone,” said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I think theologians are often terrified of what we’ll discover when we go more deeply into human character if we say that a person had very complicated relationships with character, psychology, formation and sexuality,” says Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer Charles Marsh.
For the first time since 1986, Ramadan and the World Cup coincides. We’re expecting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling this morning. Plus, which politicians are pushing faith?
(RNS) The $1 billion relief agency has struggled since an earlier about-face on same-sex marriage, but recent moves signal a shift toward shoring up its evangelical base.
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.
(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.