Institutions

Liberty University board accepts Jerry Falwell Jr.’s resignation

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 25, 2020

(RNS) — The board of Liberty University has accepted the resignation of its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., after a roller coaster day in which Falwell resigned, then withdrew his resignation, then resigned again late Monday night.

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50 years after ‘Black Manifesto,’ religious groups take up reparations again

By Matthew J. Cressler, Adelle M. Banks — December 30, 2019

(RNS) — Five decades later, the reparations debate has reentered the national spotlight, with some religious institutions leading the way. 

Retiring NAE head Leith Anderson: Evangelicals not just white or political

By Adelle M. Banks — November 27, 2019

WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘I want the standard to be what the Bible teaches, not what the polls report,’ said Leith Anderson, outgoing president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

The Good News from India

By Mark Silk — January 29, 2019

A legacy of the Scudder missionaries.

Incoming Moody president hopes to give historic Christian school a ‘restart’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 17, 2018

CHICAGO (RNS) — New Life Community Church Pastor Mark Jobe is no stranger to Moody Bible Institute — or to helping religious institutions start over in less than ideal circumstances.

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

By David Crary — October 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.

Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought

By Menachem Wecker — September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sent 10 days before the start of Rosh Hashanah, an invite to an already controversial call to celebrate the Jewish holidays may draw only the Trump administration’s closest allies in the Jewish community.

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

By Grant Schulte — September 2, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to participate in key reforms enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal.

The Catholic Church needs a new doctrine of scandal

By Mark Silk — August 20, 2018

(RNS) — It will help create the culture of preventing abuse that Pope Francis says he wants.

Jeff Sessions cleared in church complaint, perplexing some top Methodists

By Jack Jenkins — August 9, 2018

(RNS) — The dismissal of the case, several bishops and other leaders say, makes an unfounded distinction between personal behavior and political actions.

‘She is loose’: A historic group of female Lutheran bishops on #MeToo and the Holy Spirit

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 25, 2018

CHICAGO (RNS) — The ELCA has elected the largest number of female bishops in one year to lead the mainline denomination.

Episcopal Church needs to look for #MeToo in the details

By Sean W. Rowe — July 3, 2018

(RNS) — The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, which begins this week (July 5) in Austin, Texas, will consider more than 20 resolutions put forward by an all-female special committee on sexual abuse, harassment and exploitation. If we pass these resolutions, however, it is essential that we not sit back and say we’ve done what the moment — and the gospel — demands.

5 reasons the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a victory for all Americans

By Skye Jethani — June 8, 2018

The following is a guest post by Skye Jethani The case of the Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding has been a topic of heated debate since 2015. My writings about the case have received criticism from both conservative Christians and marriage equality advocates because I sided with the […]

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