“We can’t completely separate politics and faith. They rise from the same wellspring: the concern about the distance between what is and what ought to be.”—Tim Kaine, a Catholic and a Democrat, who was elected governor of Virginia in November (Newsweek, November 21).
Motto remains in spite of church-membership ruling
Dec 13, 2005
Disagreeing with a recent church court ruling, the United Methodist Communication Commission declared that it will continue to employ a motto used in advertising and on local church signs: “Open hearts, open minds, open doors.”
Facing mounting discrimination since the September 11 terrorist attacks, a number of Sikh-American groups have begun a campaign to explain their religion to the American public and to differentiate their beliefs from those of Muslims.
Report calls for ordaining institutions to decide regarding gay ministers
Nov 29, 2005
The presidents of all 12 Presbyterian seminaries have endorsed the recent report of the PCUSA theological task force that unanimously recommended that ordaining institutions in the church decide whether and when to approve of openly gay ministers.