(RNS) — Some are mourning losses in the highest echelons of their denomination. Others are counting the dead, sick and unemployed.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat, in late February introduced a piece of legislation that would give residents the legal option to have their bodies transformed into soil.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — Her fascination with death is part of a growing movement whose adherents believe in wresting control of death from the funeral industry and breaking the silence around death through frank discussions.
RNS — 'A culture that forgets death begins to die within,' Pope Francis told a group of young people on Halloween. 'He who forgets death has already begun to die.'
(RNS) — At a time when trust in church and clergy is strikingly low, young adults are finding new ways to support each other when bad news or tragedy arrives.
(RNS) — Rob said that being willing to die was different than accepting death. He did not want to make friends with death. Instead, he called it the 'final evil' — which he, as a Christian, was willing to endure.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) — Here's a sampling of reaction to the death of the 41st president and longtime Episcopalian.
Welcome to heaven, President Bush.
(RNS) — Barbara Bush seemed to embody the virtues of womanhood promoted in 20th-century American Protestantism: loyalty, duty and family.
(RNS) - Veteran filmmaker Helen Whitney asks nine men and women grappling with death to tell their stories in this two-hour documentary.
(RNS) — 'We believe God cannot commission the death of species that he had brought to life,' said the Rev. Charles Odira, a Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and conservationist.
(RNS) — 'If someone found cancer to be a gift, wonderful. But there is a certain cruelty to asking suffering people to bear the weight of other people’s theological conundrums,' Christian historian Kate Bowler tells RNS' Jonathan Merritt. (Commentary)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky and the pastor of Heart of Fire church in Louisville, had defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home.