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July 21, 2014
Religious groups will not receive an exemption from an executive order signed this morning by President Barack Obama banning “discrimination” based on sexual orientation or “gender identity” by federal contractors.
June 20, 2014
Presbyterian commissioners have voted to divest the 1.76 million-member denomination from three companies that do business with Israel.
June 20, 2014
After a decade of heated debate, backtracking, and suspenseful votes, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has once again voted for divestment from three companies that do business with Israel. The controversial vote is sure to inspire debate…
June 19, 2014
The 2014 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly has voted to approve two measures to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages.
June 12, 2014
Amid spiraling membership, proposals to redefine marriage and end denominational investments with companies that do business with Israel will be before commissioners this week at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly.
June 6, 2014
A coalition of liberal religious groups has authored a letter to U.S. lawmakers expressing concerns about a renewed initiative to add a prayer by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in the nation’s capital.
May 12, 2014
Plans for a Satanic black mass Monday evening in Memorial Hall at Harvard University are drawing justified criticism from the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, which expressed its “deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a ‘black mass’ on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.”
May 7, 2014
More than 150 American Christian leaders from across ecumenical lines are issuing a call to action in response to a crisis facing ancient faith communities.
May 5, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled today that legislative bodies such as city councils can begin their meetings with prayer. The court ruled 5 to 4 that Christian prayers given before meetings of the town council of Greece, New York did not violate the constitutional prohibition against government establishment of religion.
May 1, 2014
Official United Methodist statistics indicate that United Methodist Women, the denomination’s women ministry group known for its liberalism, has been in steady decline for over a decade.
April 27, 2014
In what many observers see as an effort to bolster her faith credentials, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at the United Methodist Women Assembly this Saturday.