(RNS) A growing group of bonnet and bloodsucker books combine two of today’s best-selling genres: Amish romance and vampire tales.
(RNS) Most people have not written down their views on the treatments they want — or don’t want — if they become too ill to speak for themselves. But one expert says there’s spiritual value in completing advance directives.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Race, religion and a sense of the role of the family all play into end-of-life decisions for African-Americans, “and you cannot disentangle them,” said Karen Bullock, a professor and head of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Communication, physical independence and enjoyment in daily life are more important to a good quality of life than freedom from severe pain, according to a new survey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans hold strong views on the care they want — or don’t want — if they are faced with an incurable disease. A new survey from Pew Research finds that the number of those who would fight death to the bitter end is growing.
(RNS) A cycle of violence in the Central African Republic is quickly degenerating into a religious conflict between Christians and Muslims.
(RNS) The United Methodist Church’s ambivalence over homosexuality was written all over the penalty given a Pennsylvania pastor Tuesday night at a trial conducted to determine his guilt for officiating at a same-sex wedding.
(RNS) Excerpt from “Talking Taboo”: Then it happened. I didn’t mean it to. But at some point I started getting flutters at the “dink” of my iPhone. A text or phone message from him could easily redeem the halfheartedness of an otherwise mediocre day. At some point I started crushing on him.
(RNS) A United Methodist jury Tuesday night gave the Rev. Frank Schaefer 30 days to agree not to break church law again by presiding at same-sex weddings or give up his clergy credentials.