DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Taking a cue from religious conservatives, the liberal denomination of some 1 million members becomes the first in the country to attack same-sex marriage ban on religious freedom grounds.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Anglicans expressed concerns over "backlash" to a new anti-gay law in Uganda, not gays and lesbians who may face prison.
Nuns, priests, children and people all over Rome dance along to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy," in celebration of two popes becoming saints.
NEW YORK (RNS) Riverside's pulpit has been home to some of the most influential clergy in progressive Protestantism, including Harry Emerson Fosdick, William Sloane Coffin Jr. and James Forbes Jr.
PROVO, Utah (RNS) Given that so many locals share common Mormon-inspired values, it's fair to question whether the heightened sense of well-being comes from living among like-minded souls. Yes and no, locals say.
Glen Stassen (1936-2014) didn't just teach me about the importance of Christian ethics, but about being gracious in the face of change and hard work. He will be missed.
Historian Martin Marty recalls that, in centuries past, not everyone was a fan of the idea of saints.
(RNS) Nestled in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act is a clause that allows people of certain religions to seek an exemption from the requirement to carry health insurance. But It’s not enough to disapprove of the law.
The Rev. Dr. Scot McKnight was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop Todd Hunter in a morning worship service at Church of the Redeemer in Highland Park, ...
When the Israeli prime minister dismisses as meaningless the Palestinian president's denunciation of the Holocaust, it only hurts the cause of combatting Holocaust denial.
Two former popes are now saints. Sarah Palin joked that she would baptize terrorists by waterboarding. Plus, today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“The miracle of loaves and fish was the first great potluck supper. It is what women do every day: we feed the multitudes.” -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong United Methodist, speaking ...
New Haven, Conn. – The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is pleased to announce that seven congregations from all over the US have been selected to attend the fourth ISM ...