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.
(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.
(RNS) The Right Rev. Foley Beach was elected Saturday (June 21) to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan as head of the Anglican Church in North America.
(RNS) Gay rights activists within the church rejoiced at their victory, which was remarkable for its lopsidedness after multiple years of razor-thin defeats.
(RNS) Watching a church that you love shut down is hard. But a merger can get a church out of survival mode and focused on the future.
(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) “This is not just a campaign against something,” Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter. “As important, it is also a campaign for something much bigger than an NFL team’s name. It is a campaign for the ideals of mutual respect.”