United Methodists decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights. The Archdiocese of Chicago will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. A Massachusetts trooper shares a meal with panhandler.
(RNS) Methodist seek to maintain unity. Top nun speaks out in favor of greater role for Catholic women. Gay pastor admits to falsifying anti-gay slur on Whole Foods cake.
(RNS) BDS resolutions rebuffed at Methodist General Conference. The contraception mandate case gets sent back to the lower courts. And a pastor falsely claimed that Whole Foods decorated his cake with a gay slur?
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Donald Trump says Muslim ban was just a suggestion. The Justice Department orders school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
(RNS) Pope Francis opens a door to studying a role for women in the all-male clergy ranks. Christian rock stars put reunion concert plans on cruise control. Italy okays gay unions, but stops short of "marriage." Hindus 4 Trump? And the real "Sister Act," ICYMI.
(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?
(RNS) The nation's best known Methodist, Hillary Clinton, speaks to a controversial Israel item on the Methodist General Conference agenda. Donald Trump is in the fray (again).
(RNS) The Methodists have much on their plate. ISIS targets Muslim leaders for speaking out against it. And Judge Moore ignores the law on gay marriage.
Mark DeMoss quits Liberty University board over criticism of President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Trump endorsement. Methodists will reconsider sexuality provisions at their General Conference. A tow truck Trump supporter refuses to help a Sanders supporter stranded by the side of the road.
(RNS) Faith leaders debate (quarrel) about faith in politics following The Donald's acenscion. What is God thinking about it all? What do evangelicals say? And why would vegans eat meat?
(RNS) Cruz thanks God for the umpteenth time and drops out. And the campaign for a day of reason wins a few backers in Congress.
(RNS) The 1960's icon and priest Daniel Berrigan has died. Wheaton is accused of going easy on alum Dennis Hastert. And "The Edge" plays the Vatican for a cause.
Joe Biden, Pope Francis meet, talk cancer care. Evangelicals wrestle with tough social issues. Diane Rehm wants a national discussion on the right to die.