(RNS) What, precisely, were the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? Sodomy, right? That is what we have always believed. But the ancient Jewish sages said the people of Sodom passed laws that prohibited giving to charity.
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(RNS) A new report says American Christians would do more to help the poor if their pastors were less timid about asking them to open their wallets.
(RNS) How can you help? The following is a list of organizations responding to the Ebola outbreak on the ground. All of the charities listed have received three- and four-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
(RNS) The viral fundraiser has raised millions for research, but some say the money is going toward something that’s morally problematic.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The religious sector received 31 percent of all charitable dollars in 2013, a proportion twice as high as the second-largest U.S. sector, education.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ enormous popularity may not have translated into more parishioners in the pews, but it may be convincing Catholics to dig deeper and give more to the poor, according to a new survey.
(RNS) A new report finds that Jewish Americans give a much smaller proportion of their total giving to congregations (23 percent) than do Americans in general (41 percent).
(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year’s crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here’s our list of the year’s most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.