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Caitlyn Jenner Renaming Ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner’s “Renaming” Ceremony

October 5, 2015

Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner found religion in a re-naming ceremony presided over by a Washington, D.C.-based transgender activist and Baptist pastor.

Q Conference

Evangelical Q Conference Examines Religious Freedom, Mental Health, Human Life

September 30, 2015

How people live with deep differences has stakes for humanity, the future, and for the Christian church, according to a historian who recently addressed an audience composed primarily of young Christians and church leaders.

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.

Bread for the World Presser

Church Officials Call for Increased Federal Role in Ending Hunger by 2030

September 22, 2015

Officials see an ally in the Pope, believing that his U.S. visit could coalesce support around federal programs that they insist have been disproportionately cut.

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham

Canterbury Calls “Make or Break” Summit of Anglican Leaders

September 16, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited the top bishops (primates) of the Anglican Communion to a January gathering intended to head off potential schism in the third largest branch of global Christianity.

Wesleyan Church Logo

Wesleyan Church Reports Record Attendance

September 8, 2015

The announcement places the Wesleyan Church among growing denominations such as the Assemblies of God and counters assertions that all churches in America are shriveling.

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.


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

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.