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.
Israeli archaeologists excavating the grounds of Megiddo Prison have discovered what they believe are the remnants of the earliest church ever discovered in the Holy Land. Yotam Tepper, the dig’s chief archaeologist, said at a news briefing November 6 that the find “is certainly the earliest church in Israel that we know of.”