(RNS) A federal lawsuit lodged by a Ugandan LGBT advocacy group alleges Scott Lively conspired with Ugandan religious and political leaders to incite anti-gay sentiment resulting in discrimination, arrest, torture and murder in that country.
(RNS) The loss of the South American partnerships comes on top of the 50 U.S. congregations that formally split from the 1.8 million-member denomination since it allowed ministers to celebrate same-sex marriages.
(RNS) Now in her early 70s and semiretired because of health problems, Sister Monica remains committed to her singular calling for the past 16 years: helping transgender people come out of the shadows.
(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
(RNS) United Methodist regional bodies meeting across the country this month are increasingly writing petitions and passing resolutions asking the denomination to change church law on behalf of LGBT people.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In Uganda, LGBT people are beaten, raped, evicted and dismissed from their jobs because of their sexual identity or orientation, said the Rev. Anthony Musaala during a speaking engagement. Even associating with or advocating for LGBT people may invite discrimination, he said.
(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
(RNS) By revoking these papal bulls, the signers said, “all will know that today’s world is different from that of the 15th century as we move away from patterns of domination and dehumanization,” the resolution says.
(RNS) The appeals committee ruled that the penalty was beyond those outlined in church law.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Rabbi Charles S. Sherman writes about his journey dealing with a severely disabled son and the faith that sustained him in “The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak.”
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Le Moyne College appears poised to make history by appointing the first female president to a U.S. Jesuit college or university.
(RNS) Retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert is the highest clergyperson to have broken the church’s official laws and the only bishop known to have officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony.
(RNS) The resolution of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree’s case highlights an emerging dynamic that allows some pastors to skirt rules banning clergy from performing same-sex wedding, while others risk costly church trials and the loss of clergy credentials.
(RNS) The national ecumenical program encourages young adults, aged 18 to 35, to connect social and environmental justice activities with Franciscan teachings that stress the interconnectedness of creation.
(RNS) Both sides agreed to pursue a “just resolution” before resorting to a trial.