WASHINGTON (RNS) The congressional budget compromise reached last week
did not go far enough for some progressive Christian leaders who have
vowed to continue their liquid-only fast in hopes of a "better budget."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned a
book by Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a prominent feminist theologian,
charging that her attempts to forge new understandings of God depart
from traditional Catholic theology.
(RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial
giving they received in 2010 compared to 2009, with smaller churches
feeling the squeeze but larger churches faring relatively better,
according to a new report.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings
on the threat posed by radicalized American Muslims, the Senate's No. 2
Democrat announced his own hearings on threats to American Muslims'
(RNS) The Justice Department has filed suit against California prison
officials on behalf of a Sikh inmate who says his religious freedom was
violated when officials punished him for not cutting his beard.
Southern Baptist bookstores have quietly suspended a four-year-old
program that warned customers to read with "discernment" works by
several up-and-coming authors whose books "could be considered
inconsistent with historical evangelical theology."
For the third time in three years President Obama's proposed budget
will attempt to reduce tax deductions for high-end charitable donors,
and for the third time nonprofits and religious organizations are
WASHINGTON (RNS) A proposed House bill will require the use of "mother"
and "father" by all federal agencies and contractors when describing
parents, pushing back on a move by the State Department to use "parent"
WASHINGTON (RNS) A freshman congressman said he is "neither anti-Muslim
nor anti-Islam" after religious leader criticized him for saying the
first Muslim in Congress represents the "antithesis" of American values.