(The Conversation) — The Catholic Church’s response in the face of a groundswell of support from Argentine women seems to be a model for how it is responding to social issues worldwide.
Gender & Sexuality
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(RNS) — Seen as a tattooed rebel when she founded Denver's House for All Saints and Sinners, Nadia Bolz-Weber leaves her church a decade later as a model for mainline Protestant outreach.
(RNS) — The United Methodist Church's decade-long debate over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage is heading for a showdown in February that will determine whether the denomination will split up or go forward together.
(The Conversation) — After much debate, the Episcopal Church recently began a process to replace masculine terms for God. But Christians have long referred to God in feminine terms, perhaps understanding the God, and the imagery used to describe...
(RNS) — Many Catholic theologians warn that preserving an unscientific stance on birth control will weaken the Catholic Church's credibility on all sexual issues, not just birth control.
(RNS) — For some American Buddhists, the allegations of sexual misconduct by Mipham Rinpoche this week came as a shock. But no one is exempt from psychological suffering, a fact that might make it less shameful for spiritual mentors to get clinical...
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) — The Episcopal General Convention, meeting in Texas since July 3, is discussing changes to the church's Book of Common Prayer aimed at stripping away some of the masculine descriptions of God in favor of more 'expansive'...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An effort to call gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice gained ground in the California state Senate on Tuesday, despite opposition from hundreds who rallied to fight the proposal on religious grounds.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Rev. James Martin told The Associated Press it was 'immensely significant' that a Vatican-backed meeting would include his presentation, saying it showed 'that LGBT Catholics and their parents are an important part of our church.'
(RNS) — The little known history of how America's Christians got entangled with America's beauty pageant.
(RNS) — Many of the secular communities in America that Southern Baptists have painted as evil possess more moral courage than they do.
(RNS) — The Rev. Donald Anderson, 70, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, will take a three-month leave beginning June 1 to complete a transition from male to female.
PUNE, India (RNS) — As ideas about gender equality spread in India, female clergy are slowly gaining acceptance in the country’s male-dominated religions, solemnizing marriage, birth and death ceremonies for Hindus and adjudicating religious matters...
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan...
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they've been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.