(RNS) — A number of churches in California are exploring ways to build affordable housing on their own land. It’s what people are referring to as YIGBY, or 'Yes in God’s Backyard.'
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Speaking in English and Spanish to hundreds gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Archbishop José H. Gomez challenged the crowd to talk to those 'who disagree with us' and to 'see things through their eyes.'
Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.
(RNS) — 'If you are looking for a spark, sift through the ashes.' That is the meaning of faith in our world. Especially now.
What happened in Pittsburgh was anti-Semitic. What happened in Michigan was anti-Judaism.
What I learned from reading the Sunday New York Times "Styles" section. It's not pretty.
All along, Fred Rogers was preaching a special gospel. Or, Torah.
Synagogues need money. Israel -- yes, Israel -- can help.
STOVER, Mo. (RNS) In any denomination, Christians confronted with the shocking news that a pastor has been accused of sexual misconduct, many congregations circle the wagons. But what happens when those circling the wagons around their pastor are also those who have to make the ultimate decision about his fate — his career, his paycheck, his reputation? By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) The former rector of the nation's largest Episcopal church has become a Roman Catholic. By Greg Garrison.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Rev. Don Wester believes homilies should be practical and direct -- that they should draw a connection between the everyday struggles of parishioners and biblical truths. And it’s exactly the kind of preaching that Catholic bishops across America are hoping for as part of a new national effort to improve preaching at Catholic parishes. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) Muslims and Jews are together feeding the hungry this Thanksgiving season in an effort to improve Muslim-Jewish relations and answer both faiths' call to nourish the needy. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Thursday kicked off an ambitious, four-year project to reorganize the archdiocese’s 288 parishes into approximately 135 ``parish collaboratives,'' each headed by a single pastor and served by a ministry team. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
DECATUR, Ala. (RNS) Daniel Tait's spare bedroom is headquarters for a new company that's developing a mobile phone app that, if successful, would link users with congregations around the world where they could watch services or concerts in the palm of their hand. By Kay Campbell.