CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
Josh Duggar apologized Thursday (May 21) and abruptly resigned his job at the Family Research Council in Washington, one of the leading conservative groups fighting abortion and gay marriage among other causes.
(RNS) The Rev. Joseph Illo has banned altar girls and queried students about abortion and masturbation.
Robert Gates indicated that churches and other religious groups — which currently sponsor 70 percent of all Scout troops — would be able to “establish leadership standards consistent with their faith.”
(RNS) Brother Michael Perry’s handling of the scandal was evidently praiseworthy enough for him to hold onto his position as the head of the order.
(RNS) Were the gay marriage amendment to pass, it would be a heavyweight punch to the body of the church that for centuries governed every aspect of life in Ireland.
(RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith, both from the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, have been charged with undermining the constitutional system and spying.
(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
(RNS) “On this point there is no possible neutrality. We either serve the life of Salvadorans or we are accomplices in their death. … We either believe in a God of life or we serve the idols of death.”