(RNS) — As the White House and Congress debate nationwide actions, participants say they have come away from their studies with determination to push for change in their communities.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Jean Vanier’s core principle of 'Eat together, pray together, celebrate together' forms the basis for Friendship House, where students share living space with people with disabilities.
DURHAM (RNS) — Dozens of LGBTQ United Methodist seminary students will graduate next month from the 13 schools affiliated with the denomination. Like Spencer Cullom, who is a lesbian, they face an uncertain future.
(RNS) — "There are people, left and right, who just say, ‘This is it. We’ve waited. We’ve watched. We’ve tried. And now we can’t stay,'" said the retired bishop. "To me, that’s the story, more than which plan passes."
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Both African-American and LGBTQ students rallied for a more diverse faculty and inclusive attitudes during her term.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — The Rev. Gil Caldwell attended Boston University’s School of Theology instead, and there met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired him to work for racial justice.
(RNS) Anne Severance, Michael L. Brown and Corie Wilkins all believe God is at work through Donald Trump, but they have different view as to what end.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (RNS) He bucks the stereotype of the introverted creator who makes art and then leaves it for others to sell and interpret.
(RNS) A small, but growing number of transgender students seek out divinity school precisely because it is a place where they can wrestle with questions about their place and purpose in the universe.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) "There is a possibility that on gay rights and marriage equality, God is speaking more through the judiciary than God is speaking through the United Methodist Church,” he says.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The call to prayer was broadcast from a boxy public address system at the foot of the chapel, first in English, spoken by a woman, then in Arabic, recited in the familiar sing-song chant.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) WikiWorship is a collaborative venture, where people take ownership of the content, in this case sermon ideas and responses.
(RNS) Ellen Davis' work makes the case that Christian theologians have for too long focused narrowly on the spiritual component of Scripture and in the process have overlooked the Bible’s material concerns.
(RNS) The idea of online Communion raises fundamental questions about the definition of community, individual participation, the role of tradition and basic theological understandings of the meaning of Communion.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) “I have committed a grave error in judgment that I deeply regret,” minister-turned-atheist Teresa MacBain wrote. “While I did not do anything with malice or with intention to harm others, my actions were still wrong.”
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