(RNS) VoteSmart.org lists his religion as “Protestant.” But the only reference to church that turns up on a web search is his home in the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church.
(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them …
(RNS) The Episcopal Church voted to approve same-sex marriages Wednesday (July 1). Say what? Don’t we all know at least one married, same-sex Episcopal couple? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The changes provide as wide a tent as possible for the historic diversity that characterizes the Episcopal Church — guaranteeing access to marriage liturgies to all couples while protecting the conscience of clergy and bishops who dissent theologically.
Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks — at least three attributed to arson — raise concerns about potential fallout from the recent South Carolina church shooting.
(RNS) Nicole Garcia says she was “a good Catholic boy” when she was in her teens. Today, she is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is on track to be the denomination’s first transgender clergyperson of color.
SALT LAKE CITY– Curry said he envisioned a church committed to being part of the “Jesus movement.” He said he would focus on evangelism and acts of service, along with a “churchwide spiritual revival.”
(RNS) In the days before the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, we asked two couples — one gay who want to marry, one straight and opposed to gay marriage — what the court’s decision would mean to them.