The Michigan bodies of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) launched The Gospel in Action––Flint in January as President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city over its poisoned water.
The number of nonreligious people in America is increasing, but the faithful remain observant, according to the second part of the 2014 U.S. religious landscape study from the Pew Research Center, released in November.
(RNS) A controversial new survey of Conservative rabbis shows that nearly four in ten (38 percent) would officiate at the marriage of a Jewish person to someone of another tradition—if the Conservative movement lifted its prohibition on these unions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday (October 14) released his department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2014, and called terror groups the world’s greatest threat to religious freedom.
(RNS) The rabbinical college of the Reconstructionist stream of Judaism has revoked its “non-Jewish partner” policy, becoming the first major Jewish movement to welcome seminary students who are in committed relationships with non-Jews.
(RNS) President Obama told the editor of an influential Jewish publication that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that he is anti-Semitic, a charge some critics have leveled as the president defends the Iran nuclear deal.
(RNS) Rebuffing a campaign among Jewish organizations to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal, 340 rabbis sent a letter to Congress Monday (August 17) supporting the agreement and rejecting the notion that most American Jews oppose it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A sign at the entrance to the exhibit warns of the shocking nature of the images beyond—photos smuggled out of Syria that show emaciated and grotesquely mutilated victims of dictator Bashar Assad’s prisons and torture chambers.