SEATTLE, Wash. (RNS) Mark Zmuda claims that as vice principal of Eastside Catholic School, his duties were “purely administrative and unrelated to any religious practice or activity.” He filed suit in King County Superior Court against and the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
(RNS) Two economists found that the “measure of total Christian adherents is robustly and positively correlated with states’ unproductive entrepreneurship scores” in a given state.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A strike by employees of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs may force Pope Francis to postpone his visit to Israel, scheduled for May 24-26.
FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. (RNS) Nehirim, which develops programs, campus events, and advocacy work for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Jewish community, began hosting retreats at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center as a way for gay Jews to celebrate their dual identities.
(RNS) David Hellman admitted to traveling with seven co-conspirators from New York to a New Jersey warehouse with the intention of forcing a Jewish man to give his wife a divorce document known under Jewish law as a “get.”
(RNS) Bill Gothard’s Institute in Basic Life Principles was once a popular gathering spot for thousands of Christian families, including the Duggar family from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.”
NEW YORK (RNS) “There’s no constitutional requirement the cross has to be balanced by something else,” attorney Mark Alcott said. “The museum is not a proponent or opponent of religion.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Church leaders welcome the reforms and fresh air that Pope Francis is bringing to an often dysfunctional institution. But at 77, they just want him to have the stamina to keep it up.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.