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Sexually Active Gay Clergy

Unilateral Defiance on Gay Clergy Declared by New York, Baltimore-Washington Methodists

May 5, 2016

On the eve of United Methodist General Conference, two declining liberal regional bodies within the church openly defy the denomination’s prohibitions on ordaining sexually active gay clergy.

Charlotte Methodist

About That Charlotte Methodist Gay Wedding Church

April 26, 2016

Demographic data paints a picture of a congregation failing to reflect the diversity, growth and youth of the population that surrounds it.

Richard Cizik

Cizik Preaches Climate Conversion at National Cathedral

April 21, 2016

“A significant percentage of Americans believe climate change is a lie – a conspiracy,” Former National Association of Evangelicals official Richard Cizik preached at the National Cathedral. “But they also think green lizards run the government. But there is a blindness. It comes from seeing one’s self as lord of this world, not a steward in the Kingdom of God.”

Anglican Missionaries

Anglican Missionaries “Facing a Task Unfinished”

April 12, 2016

A major Anglican missions conference calls for churches to commit more resources and young adults to reach those who had never heard the Gospel.

UCC General Synod

Financial Crunch Hits United Church of Christ

March 24, 2016

According to UCC General Minister John C. Dorhauer, there are “multiple financial challenges that could impact the well-being of the national setting.”

Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, in this still image taken from video on March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Church Officials Respond to Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016

A compilation of statements from church officials following a series of bombings in Brussels, Belgium allegedly carried out by ISIS.

Small Town America

Small Town America, Mainline Protestantism, & New Opportunities

March 18, 2016

Once cultural mainstays, Mainline Protestantism and small town America lay claim to an ever smaller share of the country’s population.

Jim Wallis National Cathedral

Jim Wallis: Racism “in the air that we breathe”

March 15, 2016

White racism is endemic in the United States, according to a prominent Evangelical Left author and activist who preached Sunday at the Washington National Cathedral.

David Kinnaman Q Commons

Evangelical Q Commons Examines Faith, Skepticism

March 9, 2016

Public opinion suggests traditional Christian views on a growing list of contentious issues and beliefs are irrelevant and extreme, according to a Christian social researcher.

In McCullen v. Coakley, the US Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law banning protests immediately outside abortion clinics.

Episcopal Priest in Supreme Court Brief Had Abortion to Finish Divinity School, Later Tanked Parish

March 4, 2016

Religious groups weighed in prior to this week’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing about safety regulations for abortion clinics. Mainline Protestant clergy were among them.

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Episcopal Priest Underwent Abortion to Finish Divinity School, Later Tanked Parish

March 3, 2016

Whenever an activist Episcopal priest shows up in the news, as a general rule, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a dead or dying congregation.

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop: Anglicans Didn’t “Vote us off island”

February 8, 2016

Episcopalians won’t see changes stemming from requirements put in place by top Anglican bishops, according to the church’s Presiding Bishop.