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South Sudanese churches call for acceptance of wartime sexual violence survivors

By Fredrick Nzwili — June 28, 2019

(RNS) — Thousands of women and girls in Africa’s newest nation who have suffered brutal sexual violence have been rejected by their families on their return to their communities.

In my church, some of us voted for President Trump. All of us pray for him.

By Tish Harrison Warren — June 11, 2019

(RNS) — Recent public prayers for the president appear to understand prayer less as an ancient and mysterious spiritual practice than as a chance to endorse (or condemn) what we see in the world around us.

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism

By Catherine Pepinster — July 20, 2018

LONDON (RNS) — Better psychological profiling of clergy, experts say, can help to spot pathologies such as narcissism and Machiavellianism that can turn pastors into rivals of the God they purport to serve.

New Lambeth Palace Library key to preserving Anglican history

By Catherine Pepinster — July 5, 2018

LONDON (RNS) — Work has begun on a new library to house the biggest collection of religious works in the world, outside the Vatican. It is the first edifice in 100 years to be built on the grounds of Lambeth Palace, home of the archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion.

Evensong sees a surge even as British church attendance declines

By Catherine Pepinster — August 30, 2017

(RNS) — From Westminster Abbey to small parish churches, the evensong service in Britain is attracting growing crowds of locals and tourists alike — some who come just for the music and atmosphere, others who appreciate the spirituality as well.

Episcopal Church’s Katharine Jefferts Schori will not seek re-election

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey — September 23, 2014

(RNS) Katharine Jefferts Schori’s time as presiding bishop has been lauded by theological liberals and bemoaned by conservatives.

Desmond Tutu’s four steps to forgiving others: An RNS interview

By Jonathan Merritt — August 25, 2014

The Nobel prize winner offers advice on how to heal the heart after being hurt.

Rowan Williams’ four essentials for being ‘Christian’

By Jonathan Merritt — July 14, 2014

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.”

NT Wright on homosexuality, science, gender

By Jonathan Merritt — June 3, 2014

One of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought weighs in on hot topics such as natural disasters, homosexuality, and whether he thinks Christians can believe in Darwinian evolution.

N.T. Wright on the Bible and why he won’t call himself an inerrantist

By Jonathan Merritt — June 2, 2014

The world’s leading New Testament scholar has written a controversial new book on the Bible that promises to both please and rankle Christians of almost every persuasion.

Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, announces his divorce

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey — May 3, 2014

(RNS) Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election rocked the Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband.

How the Christian story is the greatest ever told

By Jonathan Merritt — March 4, 2014

Author and priest Dwight Longenecker argues that the Christian story is more than a myth and the greatest story ever told.

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