The United Methodist Church retained current language in its Book of Discipline—but it might not be enforced, and churches are considering leaving from both sides.
Gershom Sizomu is rabbi of the community of 2,000 people that belongs to the Conservative movement, while his brother has led a splinter group seeking to convert to Orthodox Judaism.
A six-month U.S. tour, The Heart of a Priest, is offering the chance to venerate a relic of St. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney.
Even when a congregation is below the threshold the IRS has established, determining that requires a fair amount of computation.
Churches and mosques have been caught in the middle of violence in the Central African Republic, where militias have frequently fought over mineral resources.
Dozens of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been charged with participating in or organizing the group’s activities since since the Supreme Court outlawed the group two years ago.
There are multiple options on the table at the special meeting of the top legislative body for the 12.6-million-member global denomination.
Community leaders have worked to counter the idea that Muslims are collectively to blame for attacks by al-Shabaab militants.
“It’s time for pervasive change,” said SBC president J. D. Greear.
Through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews that Eckstein founded, evangelicals have contributed more than $1 billion to Jewish causes.