(RNS) Greek Orthodox officials on Monday (Feb. 14) filed suit against
the agency charged with rebuilding Ground Zero over the disputed fate of
tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed by falling
debris on 9/11.
The way pastor Jonathan Wilkins sees it, members of his Baptist
church in Thomaston, Georgia, should have the right to carry guns into
worship services to protect the congregation. Wilkins's Baptist
Tabernacle and a Georgia gun-rights association are challenging a new
state law that prohibits weapons in houses of worship.
New York, February 14 (ENInews)--Trends in church membership in the United States remain stable, with churches that have grown in recent years showing continued growth and those with declining memberships experiencing continued drops, according to an annual publication that tracks church membership.
Nairobi, February 14 (ENInews)--Religious leaders in Uganda have welcomed pledges from presidential candidates for a violence-free election, due to take place 18 February. The candidates made the commitment at national prayer rally held at the Kololo independence grounds in Kampala on 13 February.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 14 (ENInews)--Representatives of the Episcopal Church and the two provinces of the Moravian Church in North America on 10 February formally inaugurated a full-communion relationship with a service that blended elements of the liturgical and musical practices of both traditions.
(RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing the
indictment of a senior Roman Catholic official in the U.S. on charges of
endangering the welfare of a child for failing to remove abusive priests
(RNS) Domino's Pizza magnate Tom Monaghan has stepped down from leading
the conservative Catholic university he founded near Naples, Fla., and
named the former director of the White House faith-based office as
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli officials have installed an $11 million pipe to
ease a weekly water shortage on Fridays as observant Jews prepare for
the Sabbath and Muslims ritually wash themselves before weekly prayers.
NEW DELHI (RNS) The government commissioner charged with promoting
"Gross National Happiness" in the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan said he
was deeply dismayed by a recent study that found a majority of Bhutanese
women think their husbands have the right to beat them.
London, February 10 (ENInews)--Indonesia has been urged to repeal its blasphemy laws and provide greater protection to religious minorities – including Christians and the Muslim Ahmadiyya sect - in order to safeguard its reputation as one of the world’s most progressive and tolerant Muslim-majority countries.
Utrecht, Netherlands, February 10 (ENInews)--If there was ever a country that understands floods, it is the Netherlands, where one-quarter of the land is below sea level, and it is there that a modern Noah is constructing an ark.