(RNS) Though the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has made Indianapolis its headquarters for nearly a century, the denomination is considering pulling its next biennial convention out of Indiana over a new state law that allows businesses to turn away gay customers.
Southern Baptists did not mince words about their racist past during a two-day summit in Nashville devoted to making churches more diverse.
During the first half hour of the conference, the Southern Baptist Convention’s top ethics leader acknowledged that the denomination’s heritage included preaching family values while splitting up the families of black slaves.
(The Christian Science Monitor) On a steamy day on the Kenyan coast, a tall student stands at the courtyard water pump at her school filling a wheelbarrow during a class break. Her arms, bare to above her elbow, poke out from beneath her blue hijab.
(RNS) Under the shadow of Boko Haram violence, Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to elect a president and a deputy in a vote observers say is critical for the country’s stability and economic progress.