(RNS) — The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, the first woman to serve as a senior minister at New York's historic Middle Collegiate Church, has shown how to use diversity to expand the size and reach of her congregation.
(RNS) — Celebrating Pope Francis' Laudato Si, published five years ago, and its message that loving our planet first means loving its people.
(RNS) — While America's response must feel tortuous to those marching, it gives me hope that India, where I sit, can confront its past and present history of casteism.
(RNS) — Bishops encouraged United Methodists to act to end racism by spending 8 minutes and 46 seconds in prayer at 8:46 a.m. and 8:46 p.m. each day for at least the next 30 days, among other things.
(RNS) — More than 60% of white evangelical Christians scored a 3 or 4 on the scale, as did half of white Catholics.
(RNS) — The 36-page document notes that church leaders will make different decisions depending on the recommendations of denominational and health officials.
(RNS) — This weekend, people of faith joined protests against racial injustice and police brutality across the country. Many also heard about those topics in the worship services they attended.
(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.