(RNS) — The 6.6 million-member United Methodist Church is predominantly white. But its racially diverse congregations are faring better than white churches at a time when the denomination as a whole is experiencing declining attendance.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Through sculptures, paintings, video and performances, the artists explore the impact of Black Pentecostalism drawing 'upon the choreography and sonics of possession found in Black spirituality.'
(RNS) — The video message was delivered to participants at an international online conference, 'A Politics Rooted in the People,' and included Catholic groups in the United States, European Union and United Kingdom.
(RNS) — Isaac Simmons is the first openly gay man to be certified within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and, as far as anyone can tell, the first drag queen certified in the United Methodist Church.
(RNS) — In his new book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,’ Michael Battle delves into the ways Tutu’s religious formation shaped a vision that helped topple apartheid and unite a riven nation.
(RNS) — Tutu’s worldview of Christian mysticism counteracts the system of apartheid. His Ubuntu incorporates the African Bantu perspective of personhood with a mystical image of God’s diversity in unity.