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Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

By Chinedu Asadu, David Crary Of The Associated Press, and Catherine Pepinster Of Religion News Service — December 7, 2022
(AP/RNS) — The divide came into the spotlight four months ago at the communion’s Lambeth Conference, typically held once every decade to bring together bishops from the more than 165 countries.

With race in mind, Christians reconsider language of dark and light at Advent

By Emily McFarlan Miller — December 7, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The idea that darkness is inherently bad needs no reinforcement,’ said one pastor.

Some churches leave UMC through formal process; others are suing

By Yonat Shimron — December 6, 2022
(RNS) — Legal action — or the threat of legal action — represents a new strategy on behalf of churches that want to leave the 6.4 million-member United Methodist Church.

Pope reschedules Congo, South Sudan trip for Jan. 31-Feb. 5

By Nicole Winfield and Deng Machol — December 2, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The trip will not include a stop in Congo’s conflict-ravaged east, but will fulfill a years-long wish to accompany other Christian leaders to the young nation of South Sudan.

Why Americans are leaving their churches

By Jana Riess — December 1, 2022
(RNS) — For sociologist Stephen Bullivant, the question is why it took so long for the religious exodus to happen.

Whoever wins in Georgia, democracy already won the midterms

By Bridget Moix — December 1, 2022
(RNS) — We ignore the victory of the peaceful and orderly elections at our own peril.

The simple faith of gathering together and giving thanks

By Jacob Lupfer — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — These hymns ring loud in my consciousness after other trappings of devotion have fallen away.

What does healing look like to survivors of the US Indian boarding school system?

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — ‘A big aspect of the healing is going to be a sincere, heartfelt apology by the different denominations that participated,’ said one survivor.

DC’s faith communities rally to protect bused-in immigrants

By Emily Neil — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — Organizing efforts in Washington have become a blueprint for other cities.

Pilgrims, not patriots

By Tracy McKenzie — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — The Pilgrims thought of themselves as temporary travelers in a world that was not their home. 

Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. Here’s why it still matters.

By Jacob Lupfer — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Christ the King offers both a hopeful and a sobering reminder to Christians, whose loyalty to Jesus becomes subordinated to political ideology.

RNS holiday gift guide 2022: Ideas for the kids, adults and Pastafarians on your list

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Because not everybody celebrates a religious holiday in December, but everybody loves presents.

Texas megachurch White’s Chapel departs UMC to anchor new Methodist ‘college’

By BeLynn Hollers and Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (RNS) — 'We want to work together, and we want to be a healing agent between all of Methodism,' said the Rev. John McKellar, co-pastor of White’s Chapel. 

The Twitter exodus: As a Christian minister, I can no longer stay

By Chuck Currie — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — As long as Musk is in charge without restraints or oversight, I'll be away. 

How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation

By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — The comedian never misses an opportunity to minimize the abuse of oppressed people not his own. 
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