Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • luthernth

    At its national assembly in Minneapolis, the country's largest Lutheran denomination permitted the ordination and hiring of homosexual clergy who are in “lifelong, monogamous” relationships.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments

  • mark-whitlock

    "We must return to the values that made the black church a true success," says Rev. Mark Whitlock, director of community initiatives at USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, where a mentoring program trains African-American clergy in community organizing, economic development, and church leadership strategies.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments

  • 1250-09-800

    Dr. Joseph Tate delivers babies the old-fashioned way, using methods some obstetricians call risky. But his patients say God guides his hands. More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

  • joelhome

    Florida megachurch pastor Joel Hunter says evangelicalism is changing, strong interfaith relationships are important, and faith communities should support a broad public policy agenda.

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

  • joelthumbnow

    "People think the church can save the country, when really some types of political responsibility can save the church," says megachurch pastor Joel Hunter

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

  • interracialthumbnail

    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.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

  • p_emerson_thumbnail

    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview about interracial churches with Rice University sociology professor Michael Emerson.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

  • wpth

    After ministering in inner-city Los Angeles for almost four decades, Father Peter Banks, an Irish Catholic priest, says "hope is to be able to sing in the middle of the darkness, and I can still sing in the middle of the darkness."

    July 24, 2009 | Comments

  • fbth3

    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.”

    July 17, 2009 | Comments

  • braxtonth

    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.

    July 2, 2009 | Comments

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