(RNS) — Imagine a church where everyone, including the senior pastor, was required to have a person they confessed to. For one, it would help avoid some of the major crises in the failures of leadership.
(RNS) — Throughout history, church and political authorities have used horrendous physical, emotional and psychological pressures in fruitless conversion campaigns.
(RNS) — For the Episcopal Church, the occasion marks a moment of opportunity to welcome newcomers and show the world Episcopalians are not entirely marginalized for their progressive views on gay ordination and same-sex marriage.
(RNS) — While abortion is often portrayed as a binary issue, with religious people against it and secular people for it, the truth is much more complicated.
LONDON (RNS) — But will they convince young people it’s a 21st-century institution they want to join?
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (RNS) The UAE's policy of religious tolerance certainly stands in contrast to nearby countries, such as Saudi Arabia, where the construction of non-Muslim houses of worship is discouraged.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Nicholas Chamberlain, the bishop of Grantham, has come out as the first Church of England bishop to openly acknowledge he is gay.
(RNS) It is not clear whether his job is at risk, but his actions have ignited the ire of bishops, who reiterate that the Anglican Church in Kenya does not condone homosexuality.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Bishop Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit is a traditionalist who nonetheless steered clear of gay issues.
(RNS) The Church that Christ founded on Peter should avoid becoming a loose confederacy of warring regional ecclesial jurisdictions.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) Grace Cathedral, begun in 1928, is now an epicenter of spirituality in the City by the Bay. Fifty years after its formal completion, the landmark cathedral attracts pilgrims from around the world.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) "How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?" asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
Self-identified Anglicans in the U.S. are often as liberal as other Episcopalians. The real difference? Anglicans love tradition.
(RNS) In the video, Pope Francis referred to Palmer as "my brother, a bishop-brother," saying they had been friends for years. "Let us allow our longing to increase so that it propels us to find each other, embrace each other and to praise Jesus Christ as the only Lord of history," Francis said.
Former head of worldwide Anglican Communion shares what he believes are the four essentials for being a Christian. But he claims to have no agenda for sorting "who's in" and "who's out."