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Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

New book recounts church gardening as peacemaking ministry

BREVARD, N.C. — Fred Bahnson’s first bit of advice when he started planning a church garden eight years ago came … Continued

Writer sees growing gay acceptance among Mormons

RNS () — Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Nobody talked about … Continued

Evangelicals: We will denounce those that block immigration reform

“We are announcing the Gospel that welcomes the stranger and we will denounce those that block immigration reform.” Some would … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

How to Keep Millennials in the Church? Let’s Keep Church Un-cool.

I’m sorry Millennials, but I’m going to have to throw us under the bus here: we do not have everything figured out.

After Trayvon Martin, African American pastors vow to be more than worship leaders

Hamil Harris Normally when Bishop Samuel Kelsey talks about sodas and candy in July it is in the context of … Continued

Inside the Mormons’ elite Missionary Training Center

PROVO, Utah — The 35-acre campus is an island of young people, where teens and 20-somethings outnumber grown-ups by 10-to-1. … Continued

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

NAIROBI, Kenya — Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders … Continued

Fossil fuels are a faith issue

(AP) One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” … Continued

Child abuse allegations mar anniversary of celebrated Anglican bishop

CANTERBURY, England — Anglicans around the world are marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of their church’s … Continued

Buoyed by a new pope, priests gather to urge church reform

The death of liberal Catholicism has been proclaimed so often in recent decades that few even bother to check to … Continued

Report: ‘Catholic McCarthyism’ threatens bishops’ anti-poverty push

Conservative activists are threatening the social justice mission of the Catholic Church just when the country needs it most, a … Continued

35 years later, some black Mormons see lingering prejudice

SALT LAKE CITY — June 8, 1978, was a sacred, momentous event — a revelation — that catapulted Mormonism into … Continued

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors … Continued

Is Pope Francis is a heretic? No, but he does raise questions

Is Pope Francis endorsing heresy? It might look that way from the eye-catching headlines this week that made it appear … Continued

Change is good. For Mormons and for Boy Scouts

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

Boy Scouts: Change is good — and Mormons agree

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

COMMENTARY: The revolution is upon us

Religious historians say that every 500 years, Christianity goes through a “massive transition,” as noted religion writer Phyllis Tickle puts … Continued

Vatican plays politics with American sisters and nuns

I would be lying if I wrote that I was not hurt by the reaffirmation of the censure of the … Continued