VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy’s very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
(RNS) — The statement already had gathered about 6,800 signatures online as of Thursday (April 2) morning.
(RNS) — We all know the feeling of the downward spiral of fear, anxiety and worry. We ‘start to sink’ when we forget God’s promises to us. We forget that he is in control of our lives.
(RNS) — Some New Yorkers have questioned whether the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital would treat LGBTQ patients equally.
(RNS) — For some of the state's residents, 86% of whom identify as Christian, yoga and other non-Christian practices have long been considered satanic.
CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Pastor Tony Spell has confirmed that he is facing misdemeanor charges, but said the summons wasn't deterring him.
(RNS) — ‘Employees in certain states were asked to use personal paid time off and vacation benefits in the early stages of a store closure, with the Company temporarily paying 75% of average wages after,’ read a statement from the company.
(RNS) — The Rev. Molly T. Marshall said she offered her resignation at the beginning of the month ‘because of an ethical lapse that betrayed my stewardship of office.’
(RNS) — ‘McMillions,’ the hit HBO documentary series, offers true crime with a soul.
Here is what I’m hoping for this weekend: that we focus on a bigger God and a less grandiose church. That our leaders emphasize how to respond to Covid-19 with Christlike compassion for the world, without indulging in denominational pride.
(RNS) — It’s not the month we wanted, but it is the month we’ve been given. And we will get through it.
(RNS) — In 1793, Philadelphia's black community saved many of their fellow citizens from yellow fever, modeling Christian self-sacrifice despite their second-class status in their own city.
(RNS) — Giving is down, attendance is up and a good number of pastors still aren’t sure what they’re going to do about Easter.
(RNS) — The mass transition of houses of worship to Zoom and other online video conferencing platforms has meant that religious services are more accessible than ever before — including to trolls.
(RNS) — ‘I believe there is nothing more important than faith in a time like this,’ the Hillsborough County Sheriff said. ‘But practicing those beliefs has to be done safely.’