An American missionary doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa was flown home and taken to an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Evangelical and Mormon missionaries have been evacuated from the African region.
Records obtained by CNN reveal that 10 of the country’s top Catholic Church leaders live in residences worth more than $1 million.
The Church of England has demanded that the British government offers sanctuary to thousands of Christians fleeing jihadists in northern Iraq.
Restaurant owners in North Carolina are giving patrons a 15 percent discount for “praying in public.”
American missionary Kenneth Bae, who has been held in North Korea for 2 years, tells a North Korean paper his health is failing. A Bible left in North Korean sailor’s club toilet triggered an American tourist’s arrest.
Kentucky has approved $18 million in new tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park that is to feature a 510-foot-long replica of Noah’s Ark.
Bible Belt filmmakers who make successful low-budget films (“Courageous,” “Fireproof”) are expanding their box office horizons as Hollywood starts to catch on.
A Thai surrogate mother left with one twin by his Australian biological parents after the other twin was born with Down’s Syndrome. The parents had asked her to abort the disabled fetus, but she refused for religious reasons. Now, at 21, she is raising the baby.
Tomorrow marks two years since the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Sikhism’s teachings on forgiveness and peace sustains one family praying for recovery for a victim who can’t speak or move.
A good read from RNS: Young adults born to pagan parents are a lot like their peers of all faiths: They do spirituality their own way and many don’t do it at all.
Also, just published on RNS: Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate.
Some more interesting reads:
— Elizabeth Tenety (@ETenety) August 4, 2014
How many Catholic priests in Eng/Wales would you say are former Anglicans? About 1 in 10, and they're mostly married http://t.co/CBoG2eQAld
— The Tablet (@The_Tablet) August 1, 2014
Stop whatever you are doing and read this story. "A new life for Haleigh"
— Bob Smietana (@bobsmietana) August 3, 2014