Some officials say bankruptcies bring order to chaos, ensuring lawsuits become more manageable and all victims get paid. But victim advocates say they have become a go-to move for dioceses to stop damaging trials.
Some say new survey results showing that most Americans believe “God rewards athletes who have faith” reflect a distorted view of Christianity.
Recent studies have advanced a century-old academic meme that argues pews are filled with relative dullards. But critics say this conclusion relies on junk science.
Last week’s attack at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reignited the debate on the role of religion in acts of terrorism.
In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes – including running away from unlawful forced marriages or marrying against a father’s wishes. This is one woman’s story.
Is the “practice of homosexuality” compatible with Christian teaching? That question is at the center of a debate between progressive and conservative members of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. This debate is taking place as states and the U.S. Supreme Court are considering whether same-sex marriages are constitutional. […]
Methodists are among the last mainline Protestant holdouts on the topic of homosexuality. Karen Oliveto, pastor of San Francisco’s Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, is bound and determined to change that at the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla., just steps away from the site of the Republican National Convention. Similar to a political convention, […]