One of the nation’s largest gay churches has voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with the United Church of Christ, in part because of the UCC’s vote last July to support civil marriage rights for gay couples.
An acclaimed scholar of American religious history took the helm of a major university last month when NathanO.Hatch was installed as the 13th president of Wake Forest University. Hatch, 59, comes from the University of Notre Dame, where he climbed the ranks from junior faculty member to provost over 30 years.
As U.S. senators and other political leaders pressured the White House for more written evidence of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’s ideas and beliefs, the Texan attorney who recently served as President Bush’s private counsel withdrew her nomination last month.
Canada’s two largest Protestant denominations say they are satisfied with a decision by the country’s Supreme Court that stipulates how religious groups and the federal government should divide the cost of compensating tens of thousands of native Canadian sex-abuse victims.