(RNS) — In a world that prizes self-affirmation, confidence and pride, Ash Wednesday comes as a slap in the face, a bracing cold shower of reality. Inescapably, we are told of our lingering weaknesses, faults and helplessness.
(AP) — Greta Lindecrantz has been jailed for nearly two weeks.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Greta Lindecrantz was jailed Monday after she repeatedly refused to answer questions about her work on the defense team of Robert Ray, one of three men on Colorado's death row.
(RNS) — The question of homosexuality and the church splits another Protestant group.
(RNS) — A look at how women of different religions stay covered up with swimwear.
FILADELFIA, Paraguay (RNS) Since the end of the Second World War, Mennonite-Nazi collaboration has largely been ignored, forgotten or intentionally repressed by adherents of this Christian denomination that was founded in 16th-century Europe on principles of nonviolence and nonparticipation in politics.
(RNS) Thousands of Christians will end this election season in the pews, praying and singing to remind themselves of God's sovereignty in their lives.
(RNS) What a waste of effort, to put a good pastor on trial. What an absurd tragedy that a historic peace church would reprimand those who want to bless loving, committed relationships.
(RNS) Nestled in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act is a clause that allows people of certain religions to seek an exemption from the requirement to carry health insurance. But It’s not enough to disapprove of the law.
(RNS) "I had drifted away a little bit. This book has brought me back into the fold."
(RNS) Is it a sin not to vote? Or a virtue? Some disappointed Christians on both sides of the aisle -- especially evangelicals and Catholics -- are advocating the merits of boycotting the ballot box on Nov. 6. By David Gibson.
(RNS) About 300 churches are preparing for a new tradition: Election Day Communion, when people of every political stripe will leave their respective partisan bunkers and line up side by side to receive the sacrament on Election Day. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
(RNS) A Vermont jury found an Amish-Mennonite pastor guilty Tuesday (Aug. 14) of abetting an international kidnapping to keep a child from her lesbian parent. By Lauren Markoe.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonites can get an ID card if they have religious objections to being photographed after answering a series of questions on their faith and other personal information. Now that the state has passed one of the nation's toughest voter ID laws to prevent voter fraud, the scope of the questions is drawing criticism. By Jan Murphy.