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Archbishop Tutu Treated For Prostate Cancer

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled travel plans for the rest of the year so he can undergo new treatment...

How To Ship An Entire Church Building From Rural Nova Scotia To Small Town Louisiana

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | DAVID TERESHCHUK | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

Pastor Jerel Keene of Louisiana Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana needed a permanent church building for his Southern Baptist congregation. The searc...

The Church Of England Officially Shatters Its Stained-Glass Ceiling

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’...

Archbishop Calls For End To Confidentiality In Child Abuse Confessions

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are to...

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era." "The destructio...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Admits He Sometimes Doubts The Existence Of God

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

Even the Archbishop of Canterbury struggles with doubt. During a BBC interview, the Most Reverend Justin Welby admitted that at times, he questions...

Iraq's Christians Threatened With Death But 'Vicar Of Baghdad' Stands Strong

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

Iraq's Christians have perhaps suffered more than any other group since the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS rose to power, but Christianity is in...

3 Reasons the Church of England Decision Is Right on Time

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

On Monday, the Church of England voted to ordain women as bishops of the Church after years of debate and division. And almost immediately, commentators began to complain.

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Divests From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion

The World Council of Churches, which represents over 500 million Christians in more than 110 countries, has decided to divest from fossil fuels, repor...

Will The Church Of England Finally Allow Women Bishops?

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consec...

Gay Anglican Priest's License Revoked For Marrying Same Sex Partner

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) An Anglican priest who married his same-sex partner in April had his license to preach revoked on Sunday (June 22). But for ...

New Archbishop Of Anglican Church Of North America Elected

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A Southern cleric has been picked as the new archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. The bishops of the conservativ...

World Cup Prayers Ask For Divine Intervention For England

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

When it comes to the World Cup, teams can use all the help they can get. Now that help may be divine, as the Church of England has released five offic...

Pope Francis And Archbishop Of Canterbury Vow To Fight Human Trafficking

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to...

Tutu Awesomely Calls Out Religious Leaders Who Won't Ordain Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

As the Church of England celebrates its 20th anniversary of women ordination as priests, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a candid and enthusiastic note o...

LOOK: Church Of England Celebrates Twenty Years Of Women Priests

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

The Church of England celebrated its 20th anniversary of the ordination of women priests on May 3, 2014, with a joyful procession from Westminster Abb...

LOOK: Woman Rescued By Helicopter After Getting Trapped In Cathedral Bell Tower

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion

A dangerous scene unfolded high above Somerset's Wells Cathedral today after a 68-year-old woman on a tour fell 30 feet into a space between two walls...

Is Britain 'A Post-Christian Country?' Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron caused controversy last week by calling Britain a "Christian country," but the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord...

British Priesthood Uptick

Martin Marty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

This post originally appeared in Sightings, an online publication of the Martin Marty Center of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Do you kno...

African Christians Will Be Killed If Church Of England Accepts Gay Marriage, Suggests Archbishop

Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, stressed the need for a global focus when considering reform within the Church of England, specifically wi...

An Urgent Letter to Australian Billionaire Andrew Forrest

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

A proposal to eradicate slavery by the year 2100 is one that makes more sense. It gives time to institutionalize solutions and allows them to germinate organically.

Top Bishop Invites Gay Clergy To Come Out

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading member of the Church of England has called on gay bishops to “come out” as England celebrated its first same-s...

Uganda's Anglican Church Threatens Split Over Anti-Gay Law

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that outlined harsh punishments for homosexuality, including life in prison f...

African Anglican Church At Odds With Rest Of Church Of England On Gay Rights

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy and Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church...

How Homophobia In African Churches Threatens LGBT Individuals

Religion News Service | Gay Clark Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bis...