(RNS) — If Jesus were here today he’d be wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt while he held a sign and marched at a protest.
CHICAGO (RNS) — People of faith are taking a more active role in the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death that have spread from Minneapolis to all 50 states and around the world.
(RNS) — United Methodists plan to head to Minneapolis for their General Conference in 2021, where they will discuss the denomination's future. The meeting was postponed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — The Texas ruling may be the first time that a breakaway diocese has prevailed in a legal fight over church property.
(RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic canceled a meeting that might have split the United Methodist Church. But the delay left LGBT United Methodists in limbo.
(RNS) — Many US United Methodist leaders see the delay as a blessing, allowing more time and cooler heads to consider a split. Others are concerned about ongoing damage after decades of debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians in the church.
(RNS) — ‘Singing together is a big deal,’ said a Philadelphia pastor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two churches, one Catholic, one Lutheran, have lost more than 100 members to the coronavirus and because of lockdown rules lack the ability to mourn together in person.
(RNS) — As the coronavirus continues to upend daily life in the United States, churches and Christian leaders are finding ways to relieve anxious kids and overwhelmed parents online.
(RNS) — We can learn from the prophet Nehemiah, who cried and mourned openly for the losses of conquered Jerusalem.
(RNS) — Here’s a sampling of 10 voices who, across racial and ideological lines, reacted to the video and demanded justice for Arbery’s death.
(RNS) — The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is representing 22 chaplains who objected to an email with the book that ties the coronavirus to God’s judgment.
(RNS) — In its 69th year, the observance — often predominated by evangelical Christians gathering in public places — will feature interfaith and even international voices on computer screens and cellphones.
(RNS) — Brian Kluth, who organized the State of the Plate research, predicted the findings could lead to tighter budgets for congregations and their staffs.
(RNS) — In previous studies, researchers found pastors were more skeptical of human-caused climate change.