Bruce Nolan| Religion News Service

Stories by Bruce Nolan| Religion News Service

Jews push back against Scouts over policy banning gays

NEW ORLEANS — For nearly a decade, hundreds of local Boy Scouts have learned the virtues of the Ten Commandments … Continued

Judge blocks New Orleans law that prevents preaching in French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a city law that was recently used to arrest … Continued

Charities struggle with cleanup from Hurricane Isaac

NEW ORLEANS — Faith-based ministries and local charities that are ramping up relief efforts after Hurricane Isaac say it’s already … Continued

Seven years after Katrina, New Orleans Jews wander no more

NEW ORLEANS — Seven years after Hurricane Katrina toppled a nearby floodwall and drowned their synagogue, and after a seven-year … Continued

Gallup reports new low in religious confidence

Americans’ confidence in organized religion, slowly but steadily declining since the 1970s, slipped to a new low in the latest … Continued

Former preacher becomes a poster boy for unbelief

NEW ORLEANS — Jerry DeWitt was just a face in the crowd of 325 or so atheists, agnostics, humanists and … Continued

Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims

NEW ORLEANS — Arriving steadily as singles, or in clumps of twos, threes and fours, thousands of people have streamed … Continued

COGIC reinstates bishop after criminal charges dropped

NEW ORLEANS — The Church of God in Christ has lifted the suspension of a New Orleans bishop after a … Continued

Pastor poised to be first black to lead Baptists

NEW ORLEANS — After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, the Rev. Fred Luter told his African-American … Continued

Yes, Mormons tithe, but most others don’t

When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed that he … Continued

Praying for New Orleans, one block at a time

NEW ORLEANS — Millie Campbell slipped the transmission into reverse and backed her blue Chevrolet away from her spotless brick … Continued