Can kids with Down syndrome have friends?

By Amy Julia Becker
(RNS) Nearly nine years ago, I lay in a hospital bed with a sleeping baby in my arms, engulfed by fear. Mine wasn’t the typical anxiety of new mothers. We had just received… read more

Communion and God's vision of oneness

By Peter Surran
World Communion Sunday October 5 is World Communion Sunday. This observance began in 1936 in the Presbyterian Church, was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches (now the… read more

Why multigenerational house sharing may be the wave of the future

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
SAN MATEO, Calif. (RNS) For one year, my wife and I are living 2,700 miles apart. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment here, south of San Francisco. Each weekday she walks two… read more

Noah's ark ecumenism and Holy Ghost power

By Clifton Stringer
Before suffering on the cross, Jesus prayed for us. He said, "I pray they will be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. I pray that they also will be in us, so that… read more

National Homeboy Network gathers in Los Angeles

By Justin Coleman, Charles Rotramel
Last month, more than 50 programs representing 18 states and seven nations gathered in Los Angeles to learn, network, and plan how to help disaffected youth and young people… read more

Why this pastor loves ‘Left Behind’

By Chad Holtz
On October 3rd, the remake of the hit series, "Left Behind," will hit theaters. Even with Nicholas Cage playing the starring role I couldn’t be more excited about this movie … read more

Life is a maze

By LinC (Living in Christ), Tiffany Manning
The action/adventure movie "The Maze Runner" is based on a best-selling young adult novel. This movie tells the story of a group of teenagers who are trying to figure out how to… read more

Eyewitness

By Kevin Alton, LinC (Living in Christ)
On Saturday, August 9th, Michael Brown was confronted by a police officer regarding a convenience store robbery. Within minutes Michael had been shot dead by the officer. A… read more

Muslim scholars tell Islamic State: You don’t understand Islam

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as… read more

Stop whining, and grow up

By Tom Ehrich / Religion News Service
(RNS) The southbound Acela from New York Penn Station could go faster. If the roadbed were smoother, if the stops weren’t so frequent — you know, the usual if-onlys… read more

Kindness

By Barbara Bruce
“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” This now famous quote is attributed to Anne Herbert who is believed to have written it on a placemat in a… read more

How superstition may thwart Ebola's eradication in Guinea

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Church leaders in West Africa are raising concerns over sporadic violence that has killed one of their own and frustrated efforts to stem the Ebola epidemic… read more
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