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WCA calls on conservative churches to withhold dues from United Methodist Church

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 16, 2022
(RNS) — Those apportionments, determined by each annual conference, fund bishops’ salaries and support the work of the mainline Protestant denomination around the world.
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5 things you need to know from the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 12, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — The denomination's first meeting since the pandemic saw the election of the first Asian American vice president, as well as support for the #Landback movement and a long-awaited apology.

Reckoning with their history, Lutherans issue declaration to Indigenous peoples

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 11, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States shared its Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to American Indian and Alaska Native People for the first time in person Wednesday (Aug. 10) at its triennial Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio.

Sanctuaries become art hubs thanks to new space-sharing site

By Kathryn Post — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Venuely offers a solution for New York City houses of worship in need of income.

ELCA apologizes to Latino congregation whose pastor was removed on sacred day

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — ‘We hope that this public apology is only the first step of many in our committed journey to dismantle systemic racism in this church,’ representatives of Iglesia Luterana Santa Maria Peregrina said.

Why the largest US Lutheran denomination apologized to a Latino congregation

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — It’s been a ‘perfect storm’ of charismatic personalities and a heightened awareness of racism, all brewing in one of the country’s whitest denominations.

At Lambeth, Anglican Communion abandons vote on same-sex marriage

By Catherine Pepinster — August 3, 2022
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) — 'The issue of gay people and their rights is equivalent a struggle in our time to the one over race,' said Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

By Mark Pratt — August 3, 2022
BOSTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case revolved around whether the flag-raisings were an act of the government or private parties.

When mixing faith with furries, things can get hairy

By Riley Farrell — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — A Christian movement has established itself inside the mostly religion resistant world of furry fandom.

Communion row over same-sex marriage overshadows Lambeth Conference opening

By Catherine Pepinster — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — Conservative bishops from the Global South refuse to receive Communion at Lambeth from supporters of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage sparks divisive debate at twice-delayed Lambeth Conference

By Catherine Pepinster — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — Protests forced the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to revise the conference documents and to make an embarrassing, last-minute U-turn on how the talks will be conducted.

An interfaith group in Oregon is behind one of nation’s strictest gun control measures

By Alejandra Molina — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Never underestimate what can come from a church basement, a synagogue, a mosque or a temple,’ said the Rev. Mark Knutson, senior pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon.

Paul Raushenbush: ‘Christian nationalism is a threat to the American way of life’

By Yonat Shimron — July 22, 2022
(RNS) — The new leader of the Interfaith Alliance wants to fight for an America that is welcoming and inclusive of all faiths and no faith.
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