NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
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(RNS) The emergence of punitive measures against gay people in various countries has opened a stark and public fissure among church leaders in different nations. The divisions are also raising questions about whether Pope Francis needs to take action.
(RNS) Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made to the pastoral care of gays and lesbians. So far, the statement has not convinced African leaders.
(RNS) Western Christians cannot fix the homophobia that’s currently gripping Nigeria, Uganda, or other African countries. We can, however, stand in solidarity with progressive Africans and support their efforts to teach new ways of interpreting the Bible and understanding sexuality.
MACHA, Zambia (RNS) In a country where a third of the hospitals are mission-run but government-funded, church and state are intrinsically intertwined.
ATLANTA (RNS) For several months after a very public breakdown, Jason Russell took a low profile as he sought treatment. But now he’s returning to the spotlight, appearing on the Christian conference circuit.
(RNS) Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University announced the creation of The Desmond Tutu Center, considered North America’s first and only academic center named after the religious leader.
(RNS) “Naming a center after a person who is still alive can make it seem that an individual somehow on their own was able to accomplish what he accomplished. It was our people. “
(RNS) Milingo’s quest to reunite with Rome may be quixotic. The Catholic Church has cut all ties to him.