(RNS) — The ‘Fairness for All’ bill, introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart and eight other Republican legislators, is the culmination of a three-year effort to bridge the divide between LGBTQ people and religious conservatives.
(RNS) — Desmond Ford, a theology professor who was defrocked by Seventh-day Adventists after being accused of questioning the movement's core beliefs, died this week at 90. The controversy over Ford led to a schism among Adventists.
(RNS) 'Through study and prayer, I’ve come to a point of complete disagreement with the Adventist Church on their teachings about LGBT people,' Alicia Johnston said.
NASHVILLE — Hacksaw Ridge tells the extraordinary true story of the late Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who refused to carry a weapon due to religious beliefs while serving as a combat medic.
(RNS) A new Putin-backed law would outlaw proselytzing by religious organizations in Russia.
(RNS) Ben Carson withdrew from the 2016 GOP race on March 4, in the wake of losses on Super Tuesday
(RNS) The Seventh-day Adventist Church publicly acknowledged the need to do more research before making comments on the transgender community. Perhaps Carson should follow suit.
What Donald Trump doesn’t know about Seventh-day Adventism could perhaps fill a book or two. But the 1 million Adventists in the U.S. would be happy to tell him -- or anyone else -- the full story.
(RNS) The act of protest has occurred in several states across the U.S. after the global denomination voted in July not to allow its regional church bodies to ordain women pastors.
(RNS) Sermons are preached as if LGBT people don’t exist, as if we’re just theoretical ideas, as if we weren’t sitting in the pews.
(RNS) Despite the "no" vote, several U.S. conferences of Seventh-day Adventists have ordained women in recent years.
(RNS) The 243-44 vote marks the next step in a decades-long consideration of an issue that has divided the worldwide denomination, which time and again has voted to not permit women’s ordination.
(RNS) For now, statements from church headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., focus less on gender and more on concern that regional church bodies have forged ahead with their own decisions without consensus from the wider denomination.
(RNS) They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts.
(RNS) They started as a movement determined that Christ would return any day now. Now, as the Seventh-day Adventists turn 150 years old, there's growing tension about building an institution that many hope won't last much longer.
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