(RNS) Western Christians cannot fix the homophobia that's currently gripping Nigeria, Uganda, or other African countries. We can, however, stand in solidarity with progressive Africans and support their efforts to teach new ways of interpreting the Bible and understanding sexuality.
Depending on how you measure it, the largest Catholic church building in the world isn't St. Peters in Rome. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest church ...
MACHA, Zambia (RNS) In a country where a third of the hospitals are mission-run but government-funded, church and state are intrinsically intertwined.
ATLANTA (RNS) For several months after a very public breakdown, Jason Russell took a low profile as he sought treatment. But now he's returning to the spotlight, appearing on the Christian conference circuit.
(RNS) While millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, immigrant Christian communities are appearing right around the corner, and sometimes knocking at the back door. And they may hold the key to vitality for American Christianity.
(RNS) Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University announced the creation of The Desmond Tutu Center, considered North America’s first and only academic center named after the religious leader.
(RNS) "Naming a center after a person who is still alive can make it seem that an individual somehow on their own was able to accomplish what he accomplished. It was our people. "
(RNS) Milingo’s quest to reunite with Rome may be quixotic. The Catholic Church has cut all ties to him.
(RNS) In addition to the consecration of gay bishops, the African primates are concerned with the growing acceptance of same-sex unions in the West. They say attempts to discipline the Episcopal Church were not successful, and, as a result, a "spiritual cancer" has spread to other provinces.
(RNS) A growing number of Zambians -- among them many Christians -- are opting for circumcision as a way to ward off HIV infection. In so doing, they are adding to the number of people who take on this ancient practice for cultural or religious reasons.
(RNS) Some clerics said Obama’s statements on gays spoiled the welcome religious leaders and their followers could have accorded the first African-American president.
(RNS) North America, Europe and Latin America accept homosexuality, a Pew survey finds. African nations and predominantly Muslim nations do not.
In places like Malawi, the Church may hold the key to addressing climate concerns.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the number of Catholic priests in the Americas and in Europe is declining compared to the overall Catholic population, those losses were offset by increasing ranks of permanent deacons.
Tearfund is pioneering new ways to restore communities through mobilizing local churches.