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James L. McCullough

Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral

Enthusiastic Episcopalians Install Their New Leader

November 5, 2015

A declining church sees a light at the end of the tunnel in its new leader, but problems persist.

From left, Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, newly ordained Maryland Suffragan Bishop Heather Cook, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori following the Sept. 6 ordination and consecration service. (Photo: Richard Schori/Episcopal Digital Network)

Former Episcopal Church Bishop Sentenced

October 28, 2015

Former Episcopal Church Bishop Heather Cook has been sentenced to seven years in prison for killing a cyclist while intoxicated and failing to immediately return to the scene of the traffic accident.


Episcopal Losses Accelerate

October 22, 2015

Biblical, faithful Anglicans are witnessing encouraging progress on the global, provincial and local levels. Jeff Walton outlines three recent developments.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gives her 2015 lenten address to the church.

Episcopalians Continue Bleeding Members, Attendance at Alarming Rate

October 9, 2015

Statistics released this week by the denomination’s Office of Diocesan and Congregational Ministries indicate that Katharine Jefferts Schori is leaving her successor with decline that is steepening rather than tapering off.

John Dorhauer

UCC, Disciples Officials Call for Continued Planned Parenthood Funding

September 29, 2015

A group of 44 Religious Left officials has released a statement calling for continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States.


National Cathedral Dean Exits Amid Struggles

August 20, 2015

During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.


Dean of National Cathedral to Step Down

August 18, 2015

Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes

Vincent Lachina

Who are the Planned Parenthood Clergy?

August 10, 2015

Stocked with assorted retired and small-church pastors, the Clergy Advocacy Board presents an image of oldline Protestantism: older, disproportionately concentrated in the Northeast, and almost entirely white.

Susan Russell megaphone

IRD: Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood as “God’s Work”

July 31, 2015

“Clergy and churches should defend the vulnerable, not excuse their destruction,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

Susan Russell megaphone

Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

July 30, 2015

A group of UCC, Episcopal and Unitarian clergy do not mention abortion, instead portraying Planned Parenthood as an indispensable provider of “high-quality care” that “does the best of what religious traditions do.”

An Assemblies of God youth convention gathers in West Bend, Wisconsin in 2007. Over the past decade, the Pentecostal denomination has posted significant growth. (Photo credit: Paul M. Walsh/AP)

Study: Diversity in U.S. Churches Varies Greatly

July 28, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning is “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but it appears some religious groups are experiencing more success than others in overcoming this historic separation.