Close to 70 items that have come on the market since 2002 as Dead Sea Scroll fragments appear to be suspect, one scholar said.
“I’ve loved being a pastor, almost every minute of it,” Peterson once told the Century.
In 15 years at the Lilly Endowment, he went beyond merely giving grants, fostering study of core issues in American religious life.
The possibility of federal funds paying to restore sanctuaries is a change from previous FEMA policy.
Wuerl is one of the most prominent leaders affected in the clergy sexual abuse crisis roiling the Catholic Church.
An estimated 700,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh to escape brutal violence by Myanmar’s military. Another 40,000 have taken refuge in India.
Funding liturgical translations also helps preserve indigenous languages at risk of being lost.
Anna Shammas and Rami Ziadeh are founders and pastors of an Arabic-speaking United Methodist congregation that reaches out to other migrants—and to the German-speakers in the church.
It was the first time diplomats from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea joined such an event.
Critics called on the bishops to allow outside investigators full access to church sexual abuse records and support changes to statutes of limitations.