(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
(Reuters) Local churches and other groups are offering to house the portrait, which had hung in the school since at least the 1950s, and community leaders have been working to defuse anger over its removal.
(RNS) Will Pope Francis’ U.S. visit spur millions of Catholics, and ex-Catholics, to new levels of engagement? Or will he be like the Dalai Lama — greatly applauded but not necessarily followed?
(RNS) This false forgiveness is too often the result of the pressure professional Christians feel to forgive when they are in the public eye.
BOGOTA, Colombia (RNS) Not long ago, the thought of a transgender person speaking openly to a Catholic priest here would have seemed unthinkable. Now cultural shifts are making way for LGBT acceptance.
ATLANTA (Reuters) The theme of the lesson was love, Carter told the 300 people who filled the church’s sanctuary, after briefly alluding to his health.
ROME (RNS) In the days following the funeral, the church tried to distance itself from the spectacle, with Auxiliary Bishop Giuseppe Mariante stating church officials did not know the ceremony would be accompanied by “Mafia propaganda.”
AHIYA, West Bank —The increasingly radical Jewish militants who target Palestinians are the latest front in Israel’s struggle against terrorism. Israeli security authorities estimate hundreds belong to these groups.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The pan–African climate justice campaign, under the slogan ‘We Have Faith – ACT Now for Climate Justice’ seeks to mobilize African communities on climate justice, ahead of a Paris conference in December.