(RNS) — The new policy allows the 203-year-old organization, which was founded to publish, distribute and translate the Bible, to let go of any LGBT employee who is not celibate.
There is nothing unusual with a religious organization making employees sign a statement of faith. But the fact that the ABS has decided to adopt such a statement after functioning for 202 years without one makes this development noteworthy.
(RNS) — Nearly a dozen workers have quit after the introduction of a policy that cements the organization's shift toward a narrow evangelical identity.
(RNS) — The new domain strictly limits a wide range of faiths and essentially excludes any group with a scholarly or secular orientation.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — The Bible has never belonged to one group alone. Its internet namesake shouldn’t either.
(RNS) Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of the House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala ordered the burning of the Good News Bible and the King James Version because they used the words 'Holy Ghost' instead of 'Holy Spirit.'
(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.
NEW YORK (RNS) MOBIA’s fate was not a total surprise: The Bible Society, once MOBIA’s sole funder, had been ramping down its support. But the closing nonetheless deeply rattled those who treasured MOBIA as one of the few museums that routinely acknowledged art's religious context.
(RNS) The society, which supports Bible reading and seeks to have the sacred text translated into all the world’s languages, expects to have a staff of more than 200 in Philadelphia.
(RNS) Many Americans overestimate their Bible knowledge, missing key points on critical issues.
(RNS) Facing a steep rise in skeptical views of Scripture, the American Bible Society steps up outreach.
NEW YORK (RNS) The American Bible Society will sell its 12-story building on Broadway, vacating prime real estate in the heart of Manhattan that served a host of evangelical ministries.
NEW YORK (RNS) Doug Birdsall became president and CEO of the American Bible Society in March but was dismissed weeks before his planned Nov. 8 inauguration ceremony over significant differences in how to achieve the organization's goals.
(RNS) More than half of Americans think the Bible has too little influence on a culture in moral decline, yet only one in five Americans read the Bible on a regular basis, according to a new survey.
(RNS) The world’s best-selling book has made it to the small screen in what is thought to be the first religiously themed game show on a secular network. “The American Bible Challenge” represents a bid to tap the religious market – particularly evangelicals. By Chris Lisee.
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