(RNS) — ‘Singing together is a big deal,’ said a Philadelphia pastor.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Some religious leaders are supporting the count that officially starts April 1, but issues of trust and safety remain.
(RNS) — The study from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University finds that nearly half of America’s estimated 360,000 congregations saw an increase in giving from three years ago.
(RNS) — The report recommends that houses of worship provide volunteers who can help care recipients navigate their health decisions or give respite to caregivers.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Houses of worship have begun using their own financial resources to help those with dwindling ones.
(RNS) — As a new study shows that multiracial churches are on the rise, leaders of intercultural congregations say it takes perseverance to maintain diversity in their pulpits and their pews.
(RNS) — A new survey published by LifeWay Research suggests Protestant churches still are diversifying slowly — despite reports of a 'quiet exodus' of people of color from predominantly white evangelical churches.
(RNS) — 'This idea that we need to be at war with each other over worship styles, I find ridiculous,' said center director Brian Hehn.
(RNS) A new LifeWay Research survey also finds that most pastors have not addressed economic inequities in their communities or joined a public lament about racial injustice.
(RNS) More than 800 congregations now call themselves 'sanctuaries.'
(RNS) Christmas on a Sunday can present a conundrum as pastors try to balance parishioners' sacred religious observance at church with family time at home.
(RNS) In the age of the megachurch, meet some very small congregations that defy the odds for survival and thrive by "being all you can be in a religious setting."
(RNS) “Deal fairly and openly with causes of scandal when they occur, within the framework of the law,” the guide says.
(RNS) It seems very unlikely that government would mandate that religious organizations change their policies on gay marriage. It might, however, withdraw tax-exempt status, not from congregations, but from religious organizations.
(RNS) A special commission created by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has called for clearer IRS guidance and greater involvement among donors to address “outliers” among congregations and other nonprofits that are not being financially accountable. By Adelle M. Banks.