To adjust for lower contributions to the national church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has announced a new plan that will cut about 65 jobs of staff members.
ELCA employees directly affected by the approximately 18 percent in staff cuts at the Chicago headquarters and elsewhere were informed of the steps on October 11.
Six months after advisers turned in 164 pages of recommendations to the White House's faith-based office, thorny church-state questions remain unanswered, and some critics say the office has been used to push President Obama's health-care reform.
Officials working in the United Methodist Building, located on Capitol Hill, are not limited to advocacy on temperance-related issues, a District of Columbia Superior Court judge has ruled.
(RNS) Two federal courts have issued strong defenses of religious
expression in two separate decisions, one involving a teenager's nose
piercing and the other a license plate.
South Dakota pastor Julius Badigo has long known that Christian discipleship is costly. For him, that cost is increasingly measured in dollars—to the tune of thousands per month.
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