(RNS) — A viral video reveals longstanding clashes between George Fox University students and administrators regarding LGBTQ identities and relationships that intersect with bitter schisms among local Quakers.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A Los Angeles County Catholic high school has made headlines after a teenage girl told BuzzFeed News that school administrators forced her into counseling for being gay.
(RNS) — The Safe Harbor Declaration comes months before new restrictions strengthening the United Methodist Church’s ban on the ordination and marriage of its LGBTQ members are set to take effect on Jan. 1.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Many of the requests before the Judicial Council this past week had to do with actions recently passed by various regional annual conferences across the country dissenting to the Traditional Plan approved in February.
"There are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community that are also people of faith. They’re religious. They believe,” said Julián Castro.
DENVER (RNS) — Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered in Denver for two days to seek community in what many called "the wilderness" of deconstruction. Speakers grappled with questions about faith, church, power and justice. Even as they also mourned the death of co-founder, Rachel Held Evans.
(RNS) — The most likely proposals provide for dissenting congregations to exit the denomination, while retaining ties to United Methodist support organizations.
(RNS) — Rather than being annoyed that you need to remember a new set of pronouns, view it as a chance to love someone in a very specific way that will speak to their heart and nourish their longing to be seen.
(RNS) — The decision comes amid an ongoing clash nationwide between religious student groups and colleges and universities that have added more robust nondiscrimination policies.
(RNS) — The resurgence of ex-gay ministries, such as the new Changed platform, is a reminder that for a large segment of Christianity, the belief that homosexuality is a sin is pervasive and deeply ingrained.
(RNS) — The Rev. Lenny Duncan recently decided to challenge his denomination in a new book, titled 'Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.'
(RNS) — But what if a same-sex couple marries in church?
(RNS) — The plan would allow the United Methodist Church to create a new, fully independent body for more conservative or traditional churches and possibly another body for its most liberal wing.
RNS) — Queer students at Christian colleges and other conservative schools often have to deal with isolation and even discipline from the administration, just as many are processing their sexuality themselves. One advocacy group helps them fight back.
(RNS) — First Covenant Church Minneapolis is not alone in extending full rights to LGBTQ members. Less than 10 miles away in neighboring St. Paul, another Covenant church takes a similar stand.