(RNS) — Doctors, teachers, members of the military — even scientists — are viewed more positively than clergy. The less frequently people attend church, the more negative their views of clergy.
(RNS) — A New York pastor, the Rev. Kaji Douša, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that U.S officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over her ministry to migrants at the border.
DETROIT (AP) — A new poll from the Associated Press and the National Opinion and Research Center found that while a majority of Americans still identify with a specific faith, about half say they want religious leaders to have little influence in their lives.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) — Houses of worship have begun using their own financial resources to help those with dwindling ones.
(RNS) — For detainees, comfort from clergy and faith in God are often the only glimmers of hope in a climate of deep despair.
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(RNS) — The two traditions with the highest percentages of women clergy, according to the ‘State of Clergywomen in the U.S.,’ were the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — The survey by LifeWay Research offers a detailed look at Protestant pastors’ attitudes and actions related to abuse and harassment.
The activists will set out shortly after sunrise Sunday to leave one-gallon (3.79 liters) jugs of water along trails frequented by migrants in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge near Ajo, Arizona.
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.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.
(RNS) — The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, which begins this week (July 5) in Austin, Texas, will consider more than 20 resolutions put forward by an all-female special committee on sexual abuse, harassment and exploitation. If we pass these resolutions, however, it is essential that we not sit back and say we’ve done what the moment — and the gospel — demands.
(RNS) — The main reason church weddings are dropping is that more people are raised without religion.
JACKSON, Miss. (RNS) — Les Ferguson Jr., a Church of Christ minister, knew his wife and son's killer: He had attended Ferguson’s church until being charged three months earlier with sexually assaulting the 21-year-old son. Seven years later Ferguson has published a book about his path back to trusting God, and the pulpit.