ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Church officials said they hope the disclosure will serve as an additional step in healing for survivors, their families and parishioners.
(RNS) — 'The ruling breaks nearly 65 years of precedent and threatens churches across the country with nearly $1 billion in new taxes. It will also have devastating effects on pastors like me,' writes Chris Butler.
Why shouldn't religion be taxed? It's a philosophical issue.
(AP) — The judge ruled that the exemption provides an unconstitutional benefit to religious persons and no one else, violating the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Preachers can talk about the real world. Or, they can be irrelevant. You choose what kind of religion you want.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While 85 percent of respondents said their church takes “good care of us,” 6 in 10 agreed that their family’s financial needs are not met by their church salary.
Has Reverend Al Sharpton changed? Let's hope so.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Thousands had camped in churches to pray for a peaceful election. Pastors and priests had stressed in sermons that it was the people's right to vote, and urged them to choose leaders who would please God.
LONDON (RNS) — But will they convince young people it’s a 21st-century institution they want to join?
(AP) — Italy has relied mostly on arresting and deporting suspected extremists to try to keep the country safe from terrorism. But the Italian government has come to embrace prevention, too, especially in the prisons it doesn't want to become training grounds for potential extremists.
Whether or not Judaism is liberalism, it still must speak to the world.
(RNS) “He is ashamed and remorseful, and hopes he can someday redeem himself in the eyes of the archdiocese and parishioners,” said his lawyer.
(RNS) In his first few weeks in office, President Trump administration has given progressive-minded rabbis much to resist and counter, and it's exhausting, said one rabbi attending the Central Council of American Rabbis meeting in Atlanta.
SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today) The most surprising thing about Amazon’s latest ad for its Prime service is that it appears to be the first time a Muslim cleric has been featured in a television ad shown in the United States.
(RNS) The letter, signed by Democrats and independents, outlined frustrations with some of Clinton’s statements about abortion and requested a meeting 'during your first 100 days in office.'