Proposal to loosen Anglican Communion ties draws mixed responses

By Religion News Service
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A proposal to loosen the ties of the bitterly divided Anglican Communion drew mostly favorable reactions in Britain, while African prelates said they… read more

Ahmed Mohamed is owed an apology

By Ruth Nasrullah / Religion News Service
(RNS) Ahmed Mohamed is a winsome and nerdy boy from Irving, Texas, who wears rectangular glasses and has the classic look of a 14-year-old hovering on the cusp of adulthood. His… read more

The global refugee crisis is a moral test for all of us

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) Western claims to stand for human dignity and human rights usually look pretty hollow whenever a major refugee crisis hits. That is what is happening now, as millions of… read more

Churches, sinners and the hall of fame

By Joseph Yoo
I have to start with a confession. At the age of 34, I still thoroughly enjoy (and follow) the sports entertainment industry that is World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Yes, I… read more

Church of Christ minister teaches peace with Muslims

By Heidi Hall
Growing up in suburban East Detroit, aware of racial tensions that had lingered after decades, Joshua Graves had a question for his dad: What did you do to help during the civil… read more

Keep faith-based hiring discrimination, religious leaders tell Obama

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) Seventy supporters of religion-based hiring discrimination urged President Obama Thursday (Sept. 10) to continue to permit government-funded faith groups to employ people… read more

7 things we've learned about reaching millennials

By Ron Edmondson
The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. The church must intentionally plan to reverse this … read more

Remembering well: 9/11 reflections from a captain turned priest

By Christian Hawley
We are never safe. As a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, I was assigned the task of performing my base’s vulnerability assessment in August of 2001. It was… read more

Europe’s refugee crisis stirs consciences, but responses vary

By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
PARIS (RNS) Europe’s refugee crisis has inspired faith communities across the continent to open their doors to the newcomers and advocate for more state and private help… read more

The sin of smugness

By Kira Schlesinger
Last week, as news broke about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple due to her religious convictions, I began to pay… read more

The glorious trouble with young clergy

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Once upon a time, I was a young clergy person. I was full of passion and verve, hope and vision. My call was fresh. My courage was strong. The first church I served, an… read more

A school of love: Marriage and the Holy Spirit

By Cameron Merrill
As far as I can tell, in all of the many conversations continuing to break around the issues of marriage and sexuality, so little is ever said about the Spirit. That claim might… read more
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