(RNS) The Justice Department has filed suit against California prison
officials on behalf of a Sikh inmate who says his religious freedom was
violated when officials punished him for not cutting his beard.
NEW YORK (ABP) -- On the eve of the release of his controversial book on hell, Rob Bell sat on stage March 14 opposite Newsweek editor Lisa Miller under a wood-etching that read, "The Place Where People Meet to Seek the Highest is Holy Ground."
LONDON (RNS/ENInews) More than 900 Anglicans formally expressed a desire
to convert to Catholicism at special services held at Westminster
Cathedral -- including the first Anglicans to join a new branch of the
New York, March 15 (ENInews)--U.S. anti-poverty advocates have launched a 40-day Lenten campaign to put the issue of global poverty into sharper focus. The campaign, organized by Yale Divinity School under the banner "Mobilizing Faith, Fighting Poverty," is intended to bolster public dialogue about poverty and ways to fight it.
It's been proclaimed from pulpits and blogs for years: Christians
divorce as much as everyone else in America. But some scholars and
family activists are questioning the oft-cited statistics, saying
Christians who attend church regularly are more likely to remain wed.
Tokyo, March 14 (ENInews)--Churches are suffering after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on 11 March. The National Police Agency announced that, as of 14 March, about 1,800 people have died, and 2,400 are missing. More than 10,000 may have died, according to police and news reports.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group
that just won a free speech Supreme Court case, said it plans to protest
at a funeral for seven Pennsylvania children who died in a fire Tuesday
(March 8) night.
Toronto, Canada, March 11 (ENInews)--Busy commuters in some cities in the United States had the church come to them on Ash Wednesday. In the second year of "Ashes to Go", priests and ministers of various Christian denominations distributed ashes to surprised passersby on urban streets and at train stations and bus stops on 9 March.
Toronto, Canada, March 11 (ENInews)--Churches and church leaders have sent messages of support for the people of Japan after a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami rocked the country on 11 March.
Toronto, Canada, March 11 (ENInews)--Many Christians need to check the calendar for a reminder of the date for Easter in any given year. Adding to the confusion is the fact that Orthodox Christians usually mark Easter -- the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ -- on a different Sunday than western churches.