Hours before President Bush addressed the nation on his plans for a June 30 transfer of power in Iraq, church leaders met with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to support a larger role for the international body.
NickCarter, an American Baptist minister and administrator, has been named president of Andover Newton Theological School, the nation’s oldest Protestant seminary, effective July 1. Carter succeeds BenjaminGriffin, who is retiring after nine years in the post at the Boston-area seminary.
While the portion of Americans who believe in God has remained relatively steady at upward of 90 percent, increasing numbers of Americans also believe in heaven, hell, angels and the devil, a new Gallup poll shows.
The Unitarian Univeralist Association prides itself on having no official creed and boasting an unorthodox mix of religious beliefs. As such, the Texas state comptroller recently denied tax-exempt status to a UUA congregation in Denison because it “does not have one system of belief”—then reversed the ruling after the unusual denial became widely known.