LONDON (RNS) — This spring, a half-century after the Vatican's first conference on unbelief, scholars will again gather in Rome to discuss research on the nature of non-religion.
(RNS) The conflict between the school and a professor who tried to show solidarity with Muslims is itself emblematic of where American evangelicalism is today.
WASHINGTON (RNS) No president can make religious rhetoric work without getting buffeted by critics from all directions, experts say.
A certain sect of Calvinist Christians are growing in prominence and influence, but certain trends are holding this faithful faction back from becoming a sustainable, mainstream movement.
(RNS) Widely admired ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain regularly wrote and lectured on ethics, politics and religion but was routinely criticized by other theologians for her position on Iraq.
(RNS) Observers say the election of the first openly gay Lutheran bishop in the United States is as significant as the decision to ordain women clergy, but they don't expect the decision to split the 4 million-member ELCA.
Mainline Protestantism and Catholicism in America rise together, hold steady together, and decline together. The reasons for the decline may vary, from group to group, but few in church life have it easy today. “Decline,” it turns out, is contagious.