(RNS) — The Clergy Project, whose mission is to build an online community for 'post-belief religious leaders,' expects to draw its 1,000th participant sometime next month.
(RNS) — Gretta Vosper, a Toronto pastor and self-described atheist, will remain at her church after reaching a settlement with the United Church of Canada. Church officials had claimed belief in God was necessary for a minister. Vosper says she is still qualified to be a pastor.
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
(RNS) — Podcasts for the spiritually curious abound. Here is a selection for people of faiths — and even those who are done with it.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — If the mass shooter who killed 26 people at First Baptist Church was motivated by hate, scores of faith-based groups who gathered here said they were motivated by love.
(Texas Tribune) — Gun regulation advocates worry that it can be difficult to determine who is the assailant during an attack when everyone has a gun.
(AP) — 'We do not want to glorify him and what he has done,' the regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
(RNS) — We can permanently eliminate three overused and well-known linguistic phrases that prevent us from recognizing the grim reality, the brutal truth of gun violence in the United States.
(RNS) — Across the country, many churches and other places of worship are considering security measures as mass shootings have become a tragically familiar narrative in the United States.
(RNS) — The simple truth is that, while no law can prevent a specific mass shooting, commonsense measures can make them less likely overall. This is not debatable. Truth-telling churches should proclaim this loudest of all!
(RNS) — Often when a terrorist strikes in America, many Muslims say, "Please don't let it be a Muslim." After 26 people were killed at a Texas Baptist church, it was atheists hoping the gunman wasn't one of their own.
(RNS) — Free speech or not, many in the tiny town of Three Rivers expressed outrage at the sign.
(RNS) — The world's most famous — and infamous — atheist will speak near San Francisco on Aug. 9, after abrupt cancellation by a public radio station.
(Reuters) 'It is a scandal to say one thing and do another,' Francis said. 'That is a double life.'
(RNS) Whether intentional or not, the assertion comes across as a scare tactic that can be very harmful, especially when impressed upon young children.
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