(Reuters) A majority of the 171 regional “presbyteries,” or local leadership bodies of the church, have now voted to change the wording of the constitution to define marriage as a commitment “between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”
(RNS) Clearly, say those familiar with the pope’s thinking, he is enjoying himself and is willing to go on as long as God sees fit.
(RNS) Christianity in America faces a crossroads: Do we serve only ourselves and people like us, or do we serve the larger community, especially its outcasts and vulnerable?
(RNS) Jewish fundamentalists are often depicted as cuddly, harmless and quaint. But as Shulem Deen describes, in passage after passage, this is myth, not reality.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) Dozens of families with children have left the Netherlands to join Islamic State, but this is the first known case of one parent leaving without the other’s consent.
(RNS) City Church’s action places it in the ranks of at least two other large, urban evangelical congregations that have reversed their policies requiring celibacy for gay members.
NEW YORK (RNS) The New York parade marches down Fifth Avenue on Tuesday (March 17), the saint’s feast day, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan is facing renewed calls from conservative Catholics to step down as grand marshal.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The master’s program in health care mission at Aquinas Institute of Theology aims to help lay leaders honor Roman Catholic traditions, training them in the history and ethics behind Catholic-based healing.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) Hours after two police officers were shot at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, Christian evangelist Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team rolled in, armed with chaplains.