The Supreme Court says it will not reopen a case in which a lower
court ruled that highway crosses memorializing Utah state troopers are
The court decision October 31 was harshly
criticized by Justice Clarence Thomas, the lone dissenter. He said it
"rejects an opportunity to provide clarity" to an area of church-state
law that is "in shambles."
For more than 200 years, Andover Newton Theological School has
trained future pastors to have expertise in biblical studies, pastoral
care and preaching. But the nation's oldest school of theology has
decided that in today's world, that is no longer enough, and other
schools are starting to agree.
London, October 31 (ENInews)--The Rev. Graeme Knowles, dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, resigned on 31 October as the fallout continued over the handling of an "Occupy London Stock Exchange" anti-corporate protest camped outside the church's doors.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (ABP) – California Baptist University expelled a
transgender student who listed her gender as female on her application
form and appeared on an MTV reality show saying she is biologically
London, October 31 (ENInews)--Representatives from the United Kingdom's main Christian denominations and charities submitted a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (treasury secretary) on 31 October, urging the government to tackle tax avoidance in order to "Close The Gap" between rich and poor.
ASSISI, Italy (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI hosted some 300 representatives of world religions here on Thursday (Oct. 27) for an interfaith summit on justice and peace, with distinct changes made to the event first convened 25 years ago by Pope John Paul II.
(RNS) Magician Penn Jillette and his shorter, quieter partner Raymond Teller have mystified audiences around the world with theircard tricks and other illusions that would make even Harry Houdini proud.
Religious leaders and members of Congress were getting a firsthand
taste of what it's like to eat on $4.50 a day as part of the Food Stamp
Challenge in Washington. In the challenge, participants try to live for
a week on the average amount received by people who use food stamps,
known as the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom advocates on Wednesday (Oct. 26) lamented America’s failure to protect the faithful abroad, saying things have gotten worse, not better, since the issue first gained tractionmore than a decade ago.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the deadline for a federal deficit-reduction plan looms, religious communities are holding prayer vigils, phoning politicians and organizing letter campaigns in a bid to protect safety net programs for the poor.