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Episcopal Convention Report
July 17, 2009
Episcopal Convention Report

BOB ABERNETHY, Anchor: After decades of debate and division, the US Episcopal Church this week said overwhelmingly that gays and lesbians are eligible to become bishops or serve in any other ordained ministry of the church. At their General Convention, … More

July 17, 2009
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Faith and the Brain
July 17, 2009
Faith and the Brain
“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
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Mark Tooley Extended Interview
July 10, 2009
Mark Tooley Extended Interview
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.
July 10, 2009
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Jennifer Wegter-McNelly Extended Interview
July 10, 2009
Jennifer Wegter-McNelly Extended Interview
Watch more of our interview about same-sex marriage and mainline Protestant denominations with Rev. Jennifer Wegter-McNelly, interim minister of the Church of the Covenant.
July 10, 2009
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Mary Holder Naegeli Extended Interview
July 10, 2009
Mary Holder Naegeli Extended Interview
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.
July 10, 2009
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Church of the Covenant’s Lay Committee on Church Policy
July 10, 2009
Church of the Covenant’s Lay Committee on Church Policy
Barry Shelly, Lucy Williams, and Sharon Wright, members of the Church of the Covenant in Boston, talk about same-sex marriage and mainline Protestant denominations.
July 10, 2009
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Pam Werntz Extended Interview
July 10, 2009
Pam Werntz Extended Interview
Watch additional excerpts from our interview about same-sex marriage with Reverend Pam Werntz of Boston’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
July 10, 2009
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Mainline Protestants and Same-Sex Marriage
July 10, 2009
Mainline Protestants and Same-Sex Marriage
Episcopalians will debate a proposal that would allow churches to conduct same-sex weddings in the six states that have legalized gay marriage. Most mainline denominations don't officially allow same-sex weddings. But the changing legal situation is adding new pressure.
July 10, 2009
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Dave Brubeck
July 10, 2009
Dave Brubeck
Jazz musician Dave Brubeck says "when I write a piece, a sacred piece, I’m looking hard and trying to discover what I’m about, and what my parents were about and the world is about."
July 10, 2009
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Faith Communities and Disability
July 2, 2009
Faith Communities and Disability
"He deserves to pray. He has a right to faith, too," says Safiyyah Muhammad of her autistic son, Sufyaan. Their mosque in Irvington, New Jersey and other houses of worship are working to accept and include people with disabilities and special needs.
July 2, 2009
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Aravind Eye Hospital
July 2, 2009
Aravind Eye Hospital
Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world's poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks.
July 2, 2009
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Interview: Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton
July 2, 2009
Interview: Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton
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
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