Keating was also known for his engagement in interreligious dialogue.
Faith-based groups have spent years building relationships in North Korea with efforts such as improving farming or providing health care. Now the U.S. State Department has a visa embargo.
Ramadan Dabash sought to be the first East Jerusalem resident to serve on the city council since 1967.
Among mainline denominations, women are half of the total clergy only in the United Church of Christ, Eileen R. Campbell-Reed’s research shows.
The neighborhood’s unity has been evident in the wake of the murders during sabbath services.
The latest treaty is the second attempt for South Sudan to find peace after it became independent from Sudan in 2011.
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.