Decorations Category


Making religious communities safe for LGBTQ kids

(RNS) — My church taught that being LGBTQ was a sin. Like so many other LGBTQ youth, Tyler must have felt rejected, unwanted and shamed. My son did not believe he could be both Christian and gay. The post Making religious communities safe for LGBTQ kids appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


As Catholic sex abuse investigations begin, questions remain

(RNS) — “Pennsylvania demonstrated that the church is not honest,” said Tim Lennon, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. The post As Catholic sex abuse investigations begin, questions remain appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


In Israel, a Conservative rabbi’s arrest reopens religious freedom debate

HAIFA, Israel (RNS) — Rabbi Dov Hayuns recent arrest is giving Israelis reason to atone for their country’s stranglehold on Jewish religious expression. The post In Israel, a Conservative rabbi’s arrest reopens religious freedom debate appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Willow Creek names NAE head, 3 others to oversee Hybels investigation

CHICAGO (RNS) — Jo Anne Lyon and Leith Anderson will co-chair the council, called the Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group, according to an announcement Tuesday (Sept. 18) posted on the Willow Creek Association’s website. The post Willow Creek names NAE head, 3 others to oversee Hybels investigation appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Another Mormon excommunication, 25 years after the ‘September Six’

The excommunication of a former Mormon bishop has me flashing back to the September Six, who were disciplined 25 years ago this week--just as I was baptized into the LDS Church. The post Another Mormon excommunication, 25 years after the ‘September Six’ appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Yom Kippur: A time for feasting as well as fasting

(The Conversation) — The Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition, which in its religious and cultural guises has always revolved around food. The post Yom Kippur: A time for feasting as well as fasting appeared first on Religion News Service. ...