(RNS) Nicole Garcia says she was “a good Catholic boy” when she was in her teens. Today, she is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is on track to be the denomination’s first transgender clergyperson of color.
(RNS) Yes, the government has an interest in fostering strong communities and strong families — and both will strengthened when marriage equality makes the lives of same-sex couples and their children more safe and secure.
(RNS) “If you try to woo us back with skinny jeans and coffee shops, it may actually backfire. Millennials have finely tuned B.S. meters that can detect when someone’s just trying to sell us something.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Episcopalians sometimes joke that “Wherever two or three are gathered, there’s usually a fifth” (of alcohol). With a bishop charged in a fatal hit-and-run, the church’s ease with alcohol doesn’t seem quite so funny.
Women’s words account for just over 1% of the Bible, but author Lindsay Hardin Freeman is determined to tell their stories. “These woman are real, dynamic, challenging, and fallible,” she says. “God’s love for them, and us, is as strong as the world’s foundations.”
NEW YORK (RNS) A collective statement from faculty said they will consider the board’s offer. “For now, we need to spend some time individually and collectively in prayerful reflection on the Board’s decision so that we can determine the best way forward,” the statement said.