Two churches disciplined by Baptist bodies for affirming gays have joined the Alliance of Baptists, a theologically progressive organization formed by churches and individuals separating from the Southern Baptist Convention in 1987.
El Mozote, El Salvador, January 19 (ENInews)--On the 20th anniversary of the end
of the El Salvador civil war, President Mauricio Funes issued an emotional
public apology for an infamous 1981 massacre of civilians by army troops.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Jan. 17 to
reconsider a lower court’s decision barring a North Carolina county from
invoking prayers in Jesus’ name at twice-a-month meetings of its main
HOUSTON (ABP) – The host of a weekend gathering of religious
conservatives seeking consensus on an alternative presidential candidate
to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney denied charges that balloting was
rigged to give Rick Santorum the nod over rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick
(RNS) Paul Simon says there's always been a spiritual dimension to his music.
But the overt religious references in his most recent album, "So Beautiful or So
What," surprised even him. There are songs about God, angels, creation,
pilgrimage, prayer and the afterlife.
A biologist with a scientific interest in evolution-creation debates
attributed a poll saying that three-fourths of Protestant pastors reject
evolution—and close to half believe the earth is about 6,000 years
old—to a common but false idea that science and faith cannot be
Seven congregations that broke with the Episcopal Church in 2006 over
its liberal policies on homosexuality are not entitled to keep parish
property estimated to be worth millions, a Virginia judge has ruled.
Tokyo, January 12 (ENInews)--A new Japanese film highlights the struggles of a Christian music teacher and two former teachers to defend their beliefs, including their disagreement with the compulsory singing of the national anthem in schools.
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(RNS) In some ways, Mormonism is the ultimate American religion. Born in America, it was unveiled by an American prophet who believed the Constitution was divinely inspired and the Garden of Eden bloomed in Independence, Mo.
Just eight months after being unveiled, a controversial statue of
Pope John Paul II in Rome is receiving a major makeover. The 16-foot
statue, which stands just outside the city's main railway station, since
last May has been met by harsh criticism from locals and art experts
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously thrown its support behind a
church school that fired a teacher, using a widely watched church-state
case to bolster a legal doctrine that exempts religious institutions
from some civil rights laws.