GLOUCESTER, Mass. (RNS) He bucks the stereotype of the introverted creator who makes art and then leaves it for others to sell and interpret.
(RNS) Respecting female colleagues as equals wasn’t the norm, said a church staffer who served at the national church headquarters from 2008 to 2012.
(RNS) By saying nothing about what types of violations occurred, the church heightens the risk that wrongful behavior will be repeated elsewhere.
(RNS) The new plan comes as mainline Protestant seminaries take steps to weather financial storms caused by an average drop in enrollments of nearly 24 percent since 2005.
(RNS) Debt collection from refugees brings upward of $5 million a year to faith-based groups that are playing an increasingly central role in the refugees' resettlement while arguing that America has a moral obligation to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. Some observers say the call to moral action rings hollow when these groups stand to benefit financially.
(RNS) The 208-year-old school calls the move part of “a bold new direction” as it vies to stop running big deficits and struggles to find a financially sustainable model.
BOSTON – "I walked in the room, I looked at his face and said, 'Oh my God, he's so young!' " said Sister Helen Prejean. Throughout its case, the defense team emphasized Tsarnaev's youth and impressionability.
BOSTON – In a statement published on the front page of Friday's Boston Globe, William and Denise Richard said a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
BOSTON (RNS) Potential jurors in bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial must be able to impose the death penalty. That standard eliminates most Catholics who heed their church's catechism.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (RNS) When word spread that Boston native Moshe Twersky was among those murdered in a Jerusalem synagogue attack, local Jews grieved not only a native son but also a loss to a great rabbinic tradition.
BOSTON (RNS) Since May, a giant aluminum sculpture depicting a cross-sectioned chambered nautilus has been lighting up the pediment in a brilliant blue and turning heads at one of the city's busiest corners.
(RNS) Some patrons of The Ark are now rethinking how they relate to the natural world and other creatures -- even if they aren’t signing on to Adventism, which encourages but does not require a meatless diet.
(RNS) Preservationists are working to digitize and otherwise safeguard historical riches that rest with Massachusetts Congregationalists, whose churches were the center of community life in colonial days.
(RNS) As churches face declining numbers and look to new ministry models to make ends meet, mainline Protestant churches are relying more on unpaid clergy.
(RNS) Challengers are taking a new tack by arguing the Pledge of Allegiance violates terms of the Massachusetts’ equal rights amendment, which provides that “all people are born free and equal,” and that equality cannot be abridged by “sex, race, color, creed or national origin.”