A 73-page report in the most recent issue of the Mennonite Quarterly Review provides the first-ever comprehensive and detailed examination of theologian John Howard Yoder’s sexual abuse and the church’s response to it.
PARIS (RNS) A call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for European Jews to move to Israel has sparked anger from French authorities, but may also resonate among the region’s embattled Jewish community, following the recent attacks in Copenhagen and the desecration of Jewish tombs in France.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) received a surprise gift of $20.25 million.
Robert Thomson, an insurance company owner who died in September at age 94, did not tell the school about his estate plans, nor did he place restrictions on the gift, said William Carl, seminary president.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Saturday (February 14) added 20 new members to the College of Cardinals, warning the newly-minted “princes of the church” from around the globe not to let their new red hats go to their heads.
(The Christian Science Monitor) Following their armed seizure of the Yemeni government in early January, the Houthi militia groups have tried to extend their control and are still holding the leadership from the previous government under house-arrest.