WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama’s faith-based advisers are coming down on different sides of a debate over a pending executive order that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation among federal contractors.
The dividing line: Should the directive contain a religious exemption?
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) On a Sunday at the Presbyterian church in the Bahati neighborhood, a young woman haltingly approaches the pulpit with a walking cane in one hand and a Bible in the other. Somewhere in her pocket is a mobile phone, which she uses to send out at least 400 Bible quotes a day to Christians across the city.
Pope Francis recently held his first meeting with victims of clergy sexual abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests.