(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
CLARK, Mo. (RNS) As the number of Amish have grown, so too have the number of Amish children diagnosed with genetic-based disorders.
(RNS) Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve “the unique meaning of marriage in the law” — but also to “protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage.”
(RNS) The Supreme Court will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard. So what does facial hair have to do with religion, anyway? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
(RNS) Nestled in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act is a clause that allows people of certain religions to seek an exemption from the requirement to carry health insurance. But It’s not enough to disapprove of the law.
(RNS) On Sunday (Feb. 2), a Denver congregation of Mennonites licensed the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship, the first step toward ordination.
(RNS) An attorney who is also a registered nurse has been named limited guardian of a 10-year-old Amish girl whose chemotherapy treatments were halted in June. The girl’s parents said that the treatments made her ill and that they believed the will of God would prevail.