WATERLOO, Ontario (RNS) — The Friars’ Briar is clergy’s answer to the Tim Hortons Brier, the annual Canadian men's curling championship, which ended Sunday.
(RNS) — Seen as a tattooed rebel when she founded Denver's House for All Saints and Sinners, Nadia Bolz-Weber leaves her church a decade later as a model for mainline Protestant outreach.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The ELCA has elected the largest number of female bishops in one year to lead the mainline denomination.
(RNS) —The governor of Bavaria in southern Germany has ordered that Christian crosses be displayed at the entrances to government buildings across his state. The measure, designed to woo conservative voters away from the burgeoning anti-immigrant AfD party, has drawn criticism from church and state alike.
(RNS) — While abortion is often portrayed as a binary issue, with religious people against it and secular people for it, the truth is much more complicated.
BERLIN (AP) — In remembrance of the 500th anniversary, Reformation Day is a public holiday in Germany this year.
(RNS) — Martin Luther reportedly said: 'There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.' Here are 10 notable ones about Luther and the Reformation he sparked, as Protestants celebrate its 500th anniversary.
EISENACH, Germany (RNS) — 'For all of Luther’s vehemence against the veneration of relics, that’s exactly what we’re doing,' said the Rev. Patrick Shebeck, leading a group organized by his Minnesota church on a pilgrimage through Germany's Luther Country.
PARIS (RNS) Five hundred years after the Reformation, one of Protestantism’s leading branches has officially said it now agrees with the Vatican on the main issue at the root of its split from the Roman Catholic Church.
CHICAGO (RNS) President Trump's executive order would have more than halved the number of refugees accepted by the United States from the current ceiling of 110,000.
(RNS) Abandoning the 'Judenmission,' which effectively ended in the decades after the Holocaust, should have been a formality.
MALMÖ, Sweden (Reuters) - The main purpose of the pope's two-day trip was to take part in a joint commemoration with Lutherans of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.
(RNS) The declaration comes as the Lutheran and Catholic churches prepare to kick off a year of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
(RNS) The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg said they would be “forming one seminary” from the two existing institutions.
The vote reflects increasingly liberal attitudes in wider Norwegian society, where civil same-sex marriage has been legal since 2009.
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