(RNS) This forum is encouraging because it points beyond itself — to an evangelicalism that looks more like Jesus than the evangelicalism of the past few decades.
(RNS) Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.
(RNS) For both sides, alleged friendships could pose a risk, as relationships could be perceived as acceptance.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Nashville conference was remarkable for two notable shifts: a change in tone — call it a kinder, gentler opposition to homosexuality — and a pragmatic concession that the fight over gay marriage is largely lost.
(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) The denomination’s top court upheld a June decision to reinstate the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s ministerial credentials after a trial court defrocked the Pennsylvania pastor last year.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?” asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
NEW YORK (RNS) A collective statement from faculty said they will consider the board’s offer. “For now, we need to spend some time individually and collectively in prayerful reflection on the Board’s decision so that we can determine the best way forward,” the statement said.