A church is seeking to create its own police force.
April 14th, 2017

In an unprecedented move, the Alabama state Senate has approved a bill that would allow a Birmingham megachurch to create its own police force. These “church cops” would have the same authority and power as regular police officers, and would be permitted to carry guns. Continue reading

A lesbian couple chosen to be co-pastors at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington D.C.
April 13th, 2017

A historic Washington D.C. church has taken a gigantic step by appointing its first lesbian couple to partner-lead the congregation. Although many denominations are trending toward more tolerant beliefs, there has been no shortage of criticism for the decision to put a same-sex couple on the pulpit. Continue reading

Religious influences are strong in some hospitals
April 12th, 2017

The recent firing of a Christian nurse in England has made headlines and ignited debate surrounding the role of faith in healthcare. After 15 years on the job, Sarah Kuteh was dismissed from her position for aggressively pushing her Christian faith on patients while prepping them for surgery. Continue reading

Filipino Catholics during the an annual religious procession
March 27th, 2017

Atheist groups in the Philippines are stealing tactics used by Christian missionaries in the hopes of boosting an atheist movement that has struggled to gain a foothold in the majority-Catholic country. Will it work to fight fire with fire? Continue reading

Protest against Christian genocide in Egypt
March 22nd, 2017

A disturbing trend of violence against Christians in Egypt has some people worried about a revival of widespread hostility along religious lines. Why are Christians being targeted? Continue reading

A controversial shirt that uses the pope's image.
March 6th, 2017

The Vatican has a problem: Pope Francis is too popular. While it’s always been common for the pope to be venerated on flags and medals, companies today want to use his name on products and buildings. Now the Vatican has had enough, and they’re pushing back. Continue reading

A troop of Boy Scouts hiking.
February 22nd, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America recently opened up membership to transgender boys. Some characterize the policy as sensible and compassionate, while others were less than thrilled by the move. What do you think? Continue reading

Money in a manger in place of Jesus Christ
December 30th, 2016

“Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the … Continue reading

A homeless man sleeps beside a building
December 28th, 2016

The Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish is no stranger to homeless outreach. However, they never imagined being punished for it. The Maryland congregation has been serving hot meals to the homeless every Friday night for over 20 years, and church officials … Continue reading

Pope Francis has taken a hard-line stance against Catholic women in leadership positions.
November 4th, 2016

The Question Well, Pope Francis certainly didn’t beat around the bush. Earlier this week, a reporter posed a question to the pontiff. Reporter: “Is it realistic to think that there might be women priests also in the Catholic Church in … Continue reading