(RNS) More and more churches are rediscovering Wednesday — a traditional midweek church night — as a prime time to gather the flock for casual worship in summer. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
Articles tagged “Clergy & Congregations”
(RNS) Studies of United Methodist pastors found high rates of chronic disease and depression, and researchers worry it can be difficult to convince clergy — who tend to care for others first — to seek help. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) A new survey brings both good and bad news for America's largest Jewish community: New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. By A. James Rudin.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Fulton Sheen moved one step closer to sainthood as Pope Benedict XVI recognized his “heroic virtues” and declared him “venerable.” By Alessandro Speciale.
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.
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Jerry DeWitt is beginning to develop a national profile in the small universe of organized unbelievers as a former Pentecostal preacher who little by little lost his faith right there in the pulpit. Now DeWitt is out of the pulpit, and public about his nonbelief. By Bruce Nolan.
(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.