Pool of American imams too small to meet the demand

SHARON, Mass. (RNS) It will be at least 5 to 10 years before the pool of American imams becomes large enough to meet demand from mosques. In the meantime, Muslim communities will continue to depend on imams from abroad — and that creates challenges for a community that increasingly wants to assimilate. By Omar Sacirbey.

Evangelical group proposes code of ethics for pastors

WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to unite under a consistent code of ethics. NAE leadership says the code will provide uniform guidance to church leaders across 40 denominations. By Chris Lisee.

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Oregon mosque under FBI scrutiny says it’s being pushed to adopt Americanized Islam

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The largest mosque in Oregon stands out for its traditional focus and charismatic imam. The imam has been at the center of a mysterious FBI probe, and he's suing over being placed on a no-fly list. Many at the mosque suspect the government is trying to harass people into a more westernized Islam. By Helen Jung.

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Crystal Cathedral to move to smaller Catholic church

(RNS) In a down-the-street building swap, the Crystal Cathedral has announced it will move its congregation to a smaller Catholic church after the Protestant megachurch was sold to the Catholic Diocese of Orange, Calif. By Adelle M. Banks.

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