"People think the church can save the country, when really some types of political responsibility can save the church," says megachurch pastor Joel Hunter
We’re segregated in housing. The job market is segregated, and we end up going to churches with people who look like us. Experts say US churches are ten times less diverse than the neighborhoods they sit in.
Watch additional excerpts from our interview about same-sex marriage with Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, an advocacy group that supports conservative positions within mainline denominations.
Watch additional excerpts from our interview with Reverend Mary Holder Naegeli, who is among those urging the Presbyterian Church (USA) to resist changing its policies on same-sex marriage. "Homosexual practice is not God’s design for humanity," she says.
Read more of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly’s July 1, 2009 interview in New York City with Riverside Church senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, who resigned two months after his installation.
The head of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba says Cuban churches are playing a greater role in their society and need stronger ties with US Christians. Watch excerpts from a recent interview with Rev. Francisco Marrero Gutierrez.
Controversies about money, theology, race, and the new senior minister are dividing one of the most prominent places of worship in the country.