In his biweekly email to evangelical Christian pastors, David Lane, a political operative based in Texas and leader of the American Renewal Project, described former President Donald Trump as out of touch, driven by personal grievances and self-importance.
Cardinal Joseph Zen, a humanitarian and the outspoken critic of China’s Communist Party, was found guilty on charges relating to his role in a relief fund used by members of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement.
The 90-year-old Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday for failing to register the now-defunct 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund used to pay protesters’ llegal and medical fees.
Jesus might be known for calming storms, but he made waves at the box office last weekend.
Fans flocked to theaters to see The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2, a special preview screening of the wildly popular TV series on Jesus’ life. Season three debuted on over 2,000 screens globally and grossed $8.75 million in sales on opening weekend, according to a press release.
The day in April that the first busload of migrants arrived in Washington, DC, happened to be Holy Thursday, the day on the Christian calendar that remembers Jesus washing the feet of his disciples the evening before his death.
Delores Williams, one of the founders of womanist theology, died on November 17 at the age of 88.
Williams, a Presbyterian, taught theology at Union Theological Seminary for 13 years until her retirement in 2004. Before that, she taught at the historically Black Fisk University in Nashville.
In July, Pope Francis made a widely publicized “pilgrimage of penance” to Canada. Over six days, Francis met with Indigenous people across the country in order to listen and to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in running Canada’s residential schools—a system that removed 150,000 children from their families and led to loss of Indigenous identity, language, and culture.
Like any modern Catholic official, Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of France’s Catholic bishops’ conference, realizes clergy sexual abuse is a systemic problem, one that calls for serious reform of the church’s uncertain rules and ingrained secrecy.
But recent revelations of sexual misconduct by a cardinal and a bishop on Moulins-Beaufort’s watch show how complicated, time-consuming, and personal stamping out abuse can be.
Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has awarded Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service $15 million in donation funds, the single largest contribution in the advocacy organization’s 83-year history.
Scott announced donations to LIRS and more than 340 other organizations in a Medium post on November 14, totaling nearly $2 billion in overall donations.
Eastern University, a Christian school affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, has amended its policies to allow for the hiring of LGBTQ faculty and to add sexual orientation to its non-discrimination statement.