South Sudanese churches call for acceptance of wartime sexual violence survivors
(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.
(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
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
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
(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
(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
The Nobel prize winner offers advice on how to heal the heart after being hurt.
Rowan Williams’ four essentials for being ‘Christian’
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.”
N.T. Wright on the Bible and why he won’t call himself an inerrantist
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
(RNS) Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election rocked the Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband.