The United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a humanitarian activist for "littering" near the U.S. border with Mexico, stating that the clean bottles of drinking water placed on known migrant trails could not be considered "garbage" due to their intended purpose of preventing death-by-exposure.
When it comes to translations, much depends on the choices of the translator, said the Rev. Margaret Aymer.
Eight hundred colorful miniature figures of the 16th-century Protestant Reformer Martin Luther on display on the central market square of Wittenberg, where he lived and worked, are causing offense.
Holly Nixon used to need only 10 minutes before the 9 a.m. mass to pick up her elderly, disabled mother and find a parking spot close to the sanctuary door.
That was before St. William Catholic Church in Euclid merged with nearby St. Robert Bellarmine, which then closed, shifting hundreds of people into St. William’s pews.
“Now I have to pick her up at 8:30,” said Nixon, noting that the parking lot, expanded since the January merger, fills up pretty quickly on Sunday mornings.
Nixon’s mother, Loretta Valencic, has been attending mass for more than 50 ...
Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Mission Council, have issued the following statement:
As we are nearing the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we continue our prayers for those who lost their lives or were injured, as well as their loved ones. At the same time, we join with others in expressing deep concern about the anti-Muslim sentiments and actions that are being expressed across the country in general and about the building of Cordoba House and mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City in particular.
David Gambrell was baptized when he was three months old and doesn't remember the ceremony.
Neri Danon and Danielle Shimoni, both 17-year-olds from Israel’s north-central region, have spent the past year forming close friendships with Arab youth who, like them, are citizens of the Jewish state.
The joint synod of Italy’s Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has, as the denominations’ highest governing body, agreed to authorize the blessing of same-sex couples in church under certain conditions.
Within a short drive from her suburban New York home, Lisa Sharp has her pick of synagogues. But she is not interested in spending thousands of dollars to join a congregation, and in recent years, she has opted against paying to attend holiday worship services.
Sharp understands that synagogues have bills to pay, too, but charging up to $500 admission for non-members gives another reason to stay home, she said.
If not for the online service Sharp found last year, broadcast from an Ohio synagogue to her laptop, she would probably skip Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the major Jewish ...
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has funneled nearly $250,000 through ecumenical partner agencies to aid flood relief efforts in Pakistan.