CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Rachel Treweek will be the first to run a diocese on her own. She will be one rank below archbishop and will become the first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords, the British Parliament’s Upper House.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alison White, 58, will become the next bishop of Hull, following closely on the heels of Bishop Libby Lane, who was consecrated in January.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) At a special service on Sunday night (March 22), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, said the reburial of King Richard III would draw Anglicans and Catholics closer together.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to how Americans rank the factors that shape their self identity, religion ranks near the bottom — if at all.
(RNS) Now that the largest group of Presbyterians has approved same-sex marriage, attention turns to the Methodists, the largest mainline denomination in the U.S. that still prohibits it.
BOGOTA (Reuters) Predominantly Catholic Chile’s new bill would permit abortion when a mother’s life is at risk, when a fetus would not survive the pregnancy or in the case of rape.
(RNS) City Church’s action places it in the ranks of at least two other large, urban evangelical congregations that have reversed their policies requiring celibacy for gay members.
(RNS) March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. But was there a real St. Patrick? Did he drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain the Trinity? Why should this fifth-century priest be remembered at all? Let us ‘Splain.
(RNS) “If you try to woo us back with skinny jeans and coffee shops, it may actually backfire. Millennials have finely tuned B.S. meters that can detect when someone’s just trying to sell us something.”