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Planned Parenthood Protest

Nationwide Protest Against Planned Parenthood Draws Tens of Thousands

August 24, 2015

IRD staff join with over 850 people in Falls Church, Virginia in order to draw attention to the unfolding scandal of Planned Parenthood selling the organs of aborted children.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Evangelical Left Begins Responding to Planned Parenthood Videos

July 24, 2015

Evangelical Left figures have begun responding to an unfolding scandal involving Planned Parenthood and the alleged sale of organs from aborted children for profit.

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Episcopalians Scuttle Anti-Israel Divestment

July 2, 2015

On the same day that the Mennonite Church USA voted to delay consideration on a divestment proposal, Bishops in the Episcopal Church meeting in Salt Lake City have rejected a similar resolution.

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Episcopal Church Enacts Gender-Neutral Marriage

July 1, 2015

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention has authorized a gender-neutral marriage rite that officially brings same-sex marriage to the denomination.

Integrity Eucharist

LGBT Episcopalians Celebrate “Disordering Our Boundaries”

June 30, 2015

LGBT Episcopalians marked 40 years of advocacy during a Eucharist characterized by inclusive language, liturgical innovations and prayers for “disordering our boundaries and releasing our desires.”

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Episcopal Convention Hears Diverging Tales of Troubled Seminary

June 29, 2015

Episcopalians are being met with sharply contrasting accounts of the state of the church’s flagship seminary in New York City.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, speaks to a packed House of Deputies hall after deputies confirmed his election as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Curry’s family and others joined him on the dais. (Photo: Cynthia L. Black/ENS)

Episcopalians Choose First Black Leader in Landslide Election

June 27, 2015

In a first, Episcopalians have selected an African-American who embraces both Evangelical language and liberal policies as their top bishop.