NEW YORK (RNS) Groeschel was an outspoken opponent of abortion and was quick to defend the church against what he saw as unfair criticism. But his critique of media coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandals also landed him in hot water.
(RNS) In Africa, droughts have become more severe and are frequently followed by excessive rains or floods.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) “Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable,” Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks said before Utah started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. “Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The unexpected decision by the justices immediately affects five states in which federal appeals courts had struck down bans against gay marriage: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah.
(RNS) “Left Behind” and “The Good Lie” both aim to attract a faith-based crowd, and they’ll both test Hollywood’s appetite for religion.
(RNS) A new study of Twitter finds that atheists — among the smallest populations in the U.S. — are the most prolific tweeters.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Given its standards for members’ conduct, the group won’t accept all Christians. And many who do qualify may not choose the plan as their exclusive means of paying for health care.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed to rule on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim girl who claimed she was not hired as a “model” by Abercrombie & Fitch because of her black headscarf.
The next 48 hours are a triple whopper of holy days. Jews and Catholics object to an opera and a film. The new Left Behind movie is ‘God-awful.’