Shaped by Methodists, Mandela paid tribute to the role of religion
12-09-2013 From around the web
BY FREDRICK NZWILI
(RNS) Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died Thursday (Dec. 5), had a deep connection with religious institutions.
Mandela was educated, first at Clarkebury an...
Pentecostal pastors in Africa push prayer, not drugs, for people with HIV
12-05-2013 From around the web
BY FREDRICK NZWILI
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person&rsquo...
Maureen on Pope Francis' "Antiquated View of Women"
12-03-2013 Maureen's Corner
Read Maureen's latest blog about the Pope. "I really like Pope Francis in so many ways. He seems personable, friendly, truly human...But when it comes to women, I want to cry. "...
Meet Sally Lloyd-Jones, the most successful Christian author you’ve never heard of
12-03-2013 From around the web
BY SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY
NEW YORK (RNS) How do you get kids to read one of the world’s oldest books? Ask Sally Lloyd-Jones, whose “The Jesus Storybook Bible” recently passed the critical mark of 1...
Religious groups rally around U.N. climate talks in Warsaw
11-25-2013 From around the web
BY ERIC J. LYMAN
WARSAW, Poland (RNS) The latest United Nations climate summit got off to an unusually emotional start when Yeb Sano, the head delegate from the Philippines, issued a tearful plea at the opening pl...
Church of England ‘one generation from extinction’ says former archbishop
11-20-2013 From around the web
BY TREVOR GRUNDY
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A former archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now.
Talking to ...
Donations pouring in for Philippines; but it may not be enough
11-14-2013 From around the web
BY GARY STRAUSS
(RNS) Americans are opening their wallets and providing financial relief to the typhoon-battered Philippines at a pace that may be the third-highest ever for an overseas disaster, but still not eno...