Beth Moore apologizes for her role in elevating ‘complementarian’ theology that limits women leaders
(RNS) — In an email to Religion News Service, Moore didn’t go quite so far as to say she has entirely abandoned complementarianism. But she no longer sees it as essential.
Hans Küng, the theologian who wanted to stand tall
(RNS) — Küng paid dearly for his independence, being stripped of his right to teach Catholic theology by St. John Paul II and repeatedly frustrated in his efforts to reform the tradition-bound Vatican.
Justin Bieber’s Easter surprise EP, ‘Freedom,’ adds to his Jesus-filled chapter
(RNS) — Justin Bieber’s latest recording is his most explicitly religious project to date.
In Ramadan’s spirit of hope, New York’s Muslims cautiously open mosques
(RNS) — Last year, Ramadan fell in the worst of the pandemic. Still haunted by the toll of the pandemic, some mosque leaders are following the guidance of local leaders.
AME church delays boycott of Georgia companies, plans protest at Masters Tournament
(RNS) — The faith leaders say they will wait at least until an AME bishop meets with the heads of several companies next week.
Church faces backlash for showing Mass at a cinema, as Italy faces severe lockdown
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The case highlights growing tensions between Italians and the Catholic Church, which critics say has been granted more leeway while the weary peninsula faces another severe lockdown more than a year into the pandemic.
Black and Asian Christian leaders discuss role of church in fighting racism
(RNS) — ‘Our oppression is linked together, but also our liberation is connected at the same time,’ said the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Hans Kueng, dissident Catholic theologian, dies at 93
BERLIN (AP) — Kueng was an influential voice for liberal Catholics and a prolific author, challenging Catholic doctrines on papal authority, birth control, divorce and other issues.
Nation of Islam says suspect in ‘tragic’ Capitol attack sought to be a member
(RNS) — The faith group said it is researching Noah Green’s life and ‘we cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.’
Tony Evans: On male leadership, grieving his wife and correcting Kirk Franklin
(RNS) — Pastor Tony Evans of Dallas says ‘there is a lead role that God has called men to take and own, and we shouldn’t shy away from that.’
William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians
(RNS) — Barber’s appearance served to recognize Christians in the Palestinian liberation movement, which some American evangelicals paint as an apocalyptic conflict between Christians and Muslims.
Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’
(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.
Andy Ngo, antifa critic, dropped as speaker by Christian conference Q Ideas
(RNS) — Organizers said they believed the conservative social media personality was an independent journalist and antifa expert.
LA Archdiocese to close 6 schools due to hardships heightened by pandemic
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘These six schools had been trying to overcome financial challenges long before the pandemic,’ said schools superintendent Paul Escala.
Are LGBTQ students at Christian schools discriminated against? A lawsuit, scholarly studies say yes.
(RNS) — A new lawsuit backs up what scholars have been saying: LGBTQ students at Christian schools experience higher rates of bullying and harassment as well as clinical depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation in comparison with students at non-religious schools.