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Watching Spotlight Through Protestant Eyes

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

Like everyone else, I make the same old New Year's resolutions--eat better, exercise more, get more rest. And like everyone else, I forget about them ...

Prayer Culture: We Catholics Need to Take Our Lead From the Protestants

Derrick De Lise | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

I never really noticed just how large of a chasm exists between the general Catholic approach to religion and that of most protestants--from clerics to laity--until I had embarked on a month-long bike ride.

Church Group Wants To Call God A 'She'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

The Church of England group that successfully campaigned to ordain female bishops is now fighting for greater gender inclusivity by saying God should ...

Drift Away

Martin Marty | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Two new books reviewed by Kaya Oakes , one by Linda Mercadante, the other by the Smith-Longest-Hill-Christofferson team, teach the smart-cracker to get not smart but wise, as these authors deal with SCNRs -- Mercadante's acronymic coinage for the "Spiritual But Not Religious."

The Monday Demonstrations

John Feffer | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The citizens of Leipzig are very proud of the fact that the East Germany revolution of 1989 began in their city.

Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."

Depressing Stats For Church Giving, As In, Depression-Era Lows

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not...

Pink Smoke And Protestant Popes

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

The key to achieving the reform so desperately needed by both Catholic and Protestant churches was right under Pope Francis' nose the moment he stepped out on the Vatican balcony. Clues can be found in a cloud of pink smoke and in the legacy of his patron saint, Francis of Assisi.

Belfast Riots Leave 22 Police Officers Injured

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Police firing plastic bullets and powerful water cannons forced Catholic militants away from a disputed Belfast road...

Former Philippine President Sued By Protestant Church Group Over Alleged Killings

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- A Protestant church group sued former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday, claiming security forces under ...

PHOTOS: Violence Hits Belfast For Third Night, Police Dodge Gunfire

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos. DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland police came under live fire during a third straight night of Belfast unrest in scenes that...

Margot Kaessmann, German Protestant Leader, Quits After DUI Incident

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's top Protestant cleric resigned on Wednesday after she was caught driving with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal lim...

Margot Kaessmann, Head Of German Church, Charged With Drunk Driving

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bishop Margot Kaessmann, the controversial head of Germany's Protestant Church, has been arrested for drunk driving. Kaessmann, appointed the church'...