(RNS) — Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly.
(RNS) — Evangelical churches, the Southern Baptist Church included, should be mindful of the growing support among their younger members on questions of human sexuality.
(RNS) — The divide between liberals and conservatives has been baked into the UMC from its inception in 1968. It's time to let go.
ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew's decision to recognize an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church has led to fears of a schism among Orthodox Christians.
(RNS) — There is talk of schism as the American bishops meet in Baltimore this week, but In order to have a schism, you need truly divisive issues that split the community.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Attracted by the prospect of serving God while raising a family, Catholic priests have left the mainstream faith for the Renewed Universal Catholic Church.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (RNS) — Realignments around LGBTQ inclusion cut both ways: Conservative as well as liberal congregations are breaking away and coming together in new ways.
(RNS) — The United Methodist Church's decade-long debate over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage is heading for a showdown in February that will determine whether the denomination will split up or go forward together.
(RNS) — The question of homosexuality and the church splits another Protestant group.
(RNS) Evangelicals are divided on whether those excited by the election of Donald Trump can reconcile with those who see him 'representing all of the things Jesus stood against.'
(RNS) The United Methodist Church elected and consecrated the Rev. Karen Oliveto as its first openly LGBT bishop in a move the head of its Council of Bishops says 'raises significant concerns and questions of church polity and unity.'
(RNS) In reality, the bishops did not lead.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) But delegates on all sides of the issues were hopeful as the conference ended.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The church faces increasing pressure in the United States to ordain LGBT clergy and allow same-sex weddings, both strongly opposed by conservatives in this country and among its growing congregations in Africa.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Archbishop Justin Welby said the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion would still be a “family” even if some national churches went their “separate ways.”
- Page 1 of 2