"Any time you begin to break down one barrier, you see others crumble more," said a proponent of women's ordination.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) The black gospel singer credits scandal-smeared televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker with introducing his sister and him to “a white...
(RNS) The General Conference voted down a discernment process that would have allowed delegates to discuss contentious issues in small groups.
World Harvest Church tried to claim part of its $3.1 million settlement with parents who alleged a daycare worker beat their 2-year-old with a ruler.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) "It would do good for the church to clarify this point," the pontiff told nuns who asked whether a historic breakthrough on ordaining women...
And still no one is happy. Conservatives say they'll push to cancel the law. Supports say, "This is just the beginning."
(RNS) It has placed the Bible in the hands of the military and disaster victims and people who speak most of the languages of the world.
(RNS) The groups said “unequal treatment of the mosque in this case represents a potential threat” to their free exercise rights.
PARIS (RNS) The midwife and mother of two is challenging conservative Muslim conventions, not to mention stereotypes about Islam.
(RNS) How can a pastor make a comeback after a moral failure – or should he? Who will Trump pick? And what do you get when you combine Bubbe and a Magic 8 Ball?
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Citadel's president said the student's request to wear the headscarf was given "considerable review" by the college in Charleston, and...
(RNS) Now in his mid-80s, Donn Ketcham has never faced criminal prosecution or civil litigation.
(RNS) Half of Protestant pastors say their peers should step down from the pulpit for a time if they are accused of misconduct, according to new LifeWay data.
(RNS) Does higher diversity lead to lower attendance in churches? A new study says yes.
Mormon women, especially at LDS-owned schools, continue to be bombarded with the notion that they are at least partially responsible for sexual assaults.