Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian activist who helped bring her country out of a brutal civil war and one of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners, says the best way to achieve global peace is to start in local communities.
NEW YORK (RNS) With cries of "Rebuild now! Rebuild Now!" parishioners
and supporters of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the 9/11
attacks rallied at Ground Zero on Sunday (June 26) in hopes of resuming
negotiations to rebuild the church.
New York, June 13 (ENInews)--Religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations are giving generally high marks to a United Nations AIDS meeting that set new targets to combat the continued spread of HIV/AIDS.
New York, March 15 (ENInews)--U.S. anti-poverty advocates have launched a 40-day Lenten campaign to put the issue of global poverty into sharper focus. The campaign, organized by Yale Divinity School under the banner "Mobilizing Faith, Fighting Poverty," is intended to bolster public dialogue about poverty and ways to fight it.
What happens when the contested legacy of America's most famous
20th-century theologian meets the harsh political realities of the 21st?
You end up with questions like whether Reinhold Niebuhr would support
New York, February 14 (ENInews)--Trends in church membership in the United States remain stable, with churches that have grown in recent years showing continued growth and those with declining memberships experiencing continued drops, according to an annual publication that tracks church membership.
New York, February 4 (ENInews)--A coalition of U.S. church bodies is calling on the Obama administration not to block a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution seeking an end to construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
New York, December 7 (ENInews)--The King James Bible may not be the dominant cultural reference point it once was in the United States, but it still influences contemporary letters in the country, argues a new book.
New York, November 24 (ENInews)--The 19-story granite building on Manhattan's upper west side, often referred to as the "God Box", has been seen as a symbol of "unbridled arrogance" on the part of traditional Protestantism, but now represents a much more diverse religious community.
New York, November 11 (ENInews)--The head of the World Council of Churches has affirmed its ties with the U.S. National Council of Churches, praising churches in the United States for "bringing change and reformation in this sinful world".
The summertime floods have devastated Pakistan—inundating one-fifth of the country, displacing millions, destroying and altering landscapes. But in other ways the floods changed very little. The country was already facing a perilous humanitarian and social situation. The floods have led some to wonder whether there is a future for the country.
Leaders of global faith and humanitarian groups have given mixed reactions to a New York summit evaluating the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which were set forth a decade ago in an effort to reduce global poverty.
A retired California Presbyterian minister, rebuked by the church after being charged with violating her ordination vows by performing marriages of same-sex couples, plans to appeal the ruling, which she said sent contradictory messages about the church's support of gay rights.
Christians and Muslims need to recognize that they are "spiritual siblings," said speakers at a recent global Baptist congress in Hawaii, even as they warned fellow Baptists against the signs of Islamophobia displayed in Western countries.