(RNS) — As Harvey continues to pound Houston, why are the religious finger-waggers who said Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac and Katrina were God's punishment for gay marriage or abortion rights strangely silent?
The church that now houses La Senda Antigua, an independent congregation, has been in Belleville in some form or another since 1697. It even played a role in the American Revolution.
(RNS) The searing experience of being an effective "Mourner in Chief" might stir President Obama's appetite for political battle. I certainly hope so. Because the people need an advocate.
(RNS) The House Wednesday (Feb. 13) overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
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NEPONSIT, N.Y. (RNS) The waterlogged West End Temple and other nonprofits aren't included in the $51 billion aid package to help rebuild areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, and civil liberties groups think that's how it should stay. Others say churches and synagogues should be eligible for federal rebuilding funds. By Solange De Santis.
(RNS) A new poll shows more than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in the “end times” described in the Bible – a period of turmoil preceding the return of Christ and the end of the world. By Lauren Markoe.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Hanukkah story of the oil in the Temple -- a measure enough for one day that lasted for eight -- speaks to the intentions and motivations that must underlie our efforts at conservation and our work to slow climate change. The theme of Hanukkah is the rededication of sacred space. By Rabbi Julie Schonfeld.
(RNS) The recession continued to affect how much Americans gave to charity last year, and the triple whammy of Superstorm Sandy, a national election and the looming fiscal cliff may cut how much we donate in the crucial final month of 2012, experts say. By Elizabeth Weise / USA Today.
NEW YORK (RNS) After the most dreadful political season in memory, I took heart as leaders stepped up to lead after Hurricane Sandy and as adults stepped up to do what adults do. Those who have actual responsibilities carried them out, while those who lust for power were ignored. By Tom Ehrich.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) While many religious congregations have sought ways to reduce energy consumption, few have paid attention to the spiritual dimensions of this work. Several North Carolina churches are finding a remedy through a service they call the Earth Sabbath. By Yonat Shimron.
(RNS) As Sandy cleanup continues, so does an ethical debate: Is evacuation a moral duty? By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.