Being around passionate, dedicated Christians like those at Ecumenical Advocacy Days is like a dose of “high-octane gasoline,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), speaking at the conference’s closing banquet March 25.
For the first time ever since the days of the Tsars, a Protestant has been elected mayor of a major Russian city.
Pope Benedict XVI spent more than 40 minutes meeting privately with Cuban President Raúl Castro and asked the Cuban leader for further freedoms for the Catholic Church in Cuba and attention to certain “humanitarian” situations.
Many TV network executives, advertisers and producers would sell their souls to get the kind of audience God has. But giving religion a starring role in prime time? Not so much.
Religion, God and spirituality have made cameos across the dial from “The Sopranos” to “The Simpsons” ― though usually as a prop or walk-on role. But shows where religion is a central part of the premise are rare, and the ratings are generally far from heavenly.
Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika on March 22 rejected calls from faith groups that he resign following a political and economic crisis that has rocked the southern African nation.
What does it look like to create a movement? At Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 23-26, hundreds of Christians gathered to raise their voices for a faithful federal budget — and to learn how to do so effectively.
Haitian and Dominican bishops said March 14 that they will create a commission that will work to help reconstruct Haiti more than two years after a major earthquake destroyed the Caribbean nation.
The Dalai Lama, already a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the recipient of the 2012 Templeton Prize, often called the most prestigious award in religion.
Everyone seems to know Kevin Finch here. Half a dozen people call out his name and wave hello as he begins to tell the story of Big Table, a nonprofit organization that serves Spokane’s restaurant and hospitality industry.
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical group of 10 denominations ― plus the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a “partner” ― has issued a statement offering consolation to the family of dead Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and calling for “an expedient and unbiased investigation” into his death at the hands of a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla.