There's a hopeful new development on the nursing home scene. Investors, among them faith-based groups, are building and staffing small cottages in which those needing long-term care can get personal attention and find a degree of independence that's not possible in most larger institutions. Bob Faw of NBC News has our report.
For more than 200 years there has been a chaplain in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.The current Senate chaplain is the Reverend Barry Black, the first African American and the first Seventh-day Adventist in the position. Kim Lawton reports.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with U.S. Senate chaplain Barry Black.
Read three recent prayers written by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black.
“I would never tell anybody who played or worked with me it’s about the money. It’s about the commitment first. It’s about God. It’s his music. It’s a calling,” says Dr. Glen McMillan, a music teacher who is auditioning to become a music director at Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York. More
Barbara Brown Taylor — Episcopal priest, teacher, columnist and author. For years, her books reflected her perspective as a church member and leader. Her new book, LEAVING CHURCH, is about burning out as the priest of a parish she had wanted very much to serve, and then leaving not only the pastoral ministry but many of her former beliefs, too. More
As religious groups become more and more committed to protecting the environment and more aware of the tradeoffs involved, the pros and cons of conservation are starkly visible in the mountains and hollows of Appalachia. There, coal companies engage not only in deep mining and strip mining, but also in what's called mountaintop removal.
By some estimates, the number of children in this country being taught at home is well over a million and may be approaching two million. Yet in some states there is very little or no government oversight of what the kids are learning, which is just the way most home school parents want it. More