(RNS) More than 670 participating churches and nonprofits, many of them predominantly black or Hispanic, have new sites.
(RNS) The Assemblies of God are benefiting from immigration -- particularly from Central and South America as well as Africa -- much more than the Southern Baptist Convention, an expert said.
(RNS) Attendance is still high but individuals worship less often and Gen-Xers are drifting away, according to a new study of 2,000-member-plus congregations.
(RNS) Her latest book, “Grounded: Finding God in the World, a Spiritual Revolution,” champions a return to nature and an embrace of hospitality. It also begs a frequent question, “Where is God?”
(RNS) People say these events strengthen their faith -- and folks with no religion like them, too, a new study finds.
(RNS) The book’s authors are part of a loose network of writers, friends, theologians and pastors who apply the lessons of the slow food movement to congregational life.
(RNS) The idea of online Communion raises fundamental questions about the definition of community, individual participation, the role of tradition and basic theological understandings of the meaning of Communion.
(RNS) When aging religious leaders reach the top echelons of temporal and spiritual power, their followers have a certain expectation: Till death us do part. But Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has shifted that calculus, prompting introspection about when, if and how to let go of religion's senior management.