By: EthicsDaily Staff
Alia Abboud explains how Lebanese churches are meeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon in a new Skype interview.
Three sources – an entitlement attitude, media and poverty – fuel our nation's culture of violence. Here are 7 ways your church can make a difference to reduce the violence.
Practicing Christians would do well to remember and recite how the faith community builds social capital. Look at Nashville and consider what your faith community has done.
Most Americans still are not using social media technology to connect with their faith communities although white evangelical Protestants are ahead of other major groups.
While technology and social media are not the means to solve the churches' problems, it can help ministers connect with members and enhance worship, pastors said.
North Carolina churches and pastors were proclaiming their positions on Amendment One. Is it proper for churches to tell people how to vote on legislation?
They can be anywhere from early 20s to the elderly and are an increasingly growing segment of our population. But they're increasingly invisible, especially in many churches.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama is proposing lower tax deductions for the wealthy on donations to churches and other nonprofit organizations.
(RNS) Ron Williams is the pastor of Church at the GYM in Sanford, Fla. As the Baptist church's name implies, Williams' congregation meets, well, in a gym.
CLEVELAND (RNS) The Euclid Avenue Church of God and the former Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration sit empty on this city's former Millionaires' Row.
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A white church secretary is suing her former employer, arguing that she was fired for marrying a black man.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) As members of The Gathering began to hear of the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, they decided to act.
With the price of lead increasing earlier this year, metal theft from churches in Great Britain has hit record levels. One company that insures Baptist churches received 110 claims.
NEW YORK (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court let stand ruling that bars congregations from using space in New York City schools for worship services.
(RNS) A small number of religious communities are removing their money to protest what they see as unfair mortgage foreclosures and unwillingness to lend to small businesses.
NEWTON, Mass. (RNS) Some wounds of war are all too visible—a missing leg, a shattered arm. The invisible wounds are often more difficult to spot.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Democratic National Committee has tapped a well-connected Washington pastor to lead the party’s religious outreach.
(RNS) Tithing to mainline Protestant churches as a percentage of income is at its lowest level in at least 41 years.
PELHAM, Ala. (RNS) Five years ago, Living Word Church was unable to pack more than about 80 people into its 280-seat sanctuary.
(RNS) Don’t look for children’s Sunday school classes at Ridgewood Church in Port Arthur, Texas. And forget about scavenger hunts and water park trips.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The pastor sought to reassure his new neighbors about the church’s philosophy.
WARSAW, Poland (RNS/ENInews) A prominent Czech church leader has welcomed an agreement that would allow churches to reclaim land and buildings.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Irrigating from a rain barrel saves water that would otherwise come from a municipal water system.
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 falling on a Sunday, churches will have an ideal opportunity to frame the issue from a faith perspective in a culture saturated with conflicting messages and opportunism.
(RNS) “Music,” Ludwig van Beethoven said, “is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
(RNS) Women, long considered the dominant pew dwellers in the nation’s churches, have shown a dramatic drop in attendance in the last two decades.
(RNS) On a recent Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann gave a Pentecostal church in Iowa an intimate account of her pilgrimage to devout Christian.
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 4,000 pastors told Congress that churches would not be able to fill the gap facing social service providers if deep cuts are made.
(RNS) For Living Faith Lutheran Church, the name change was as much about the future as the past.
(RNS) Thomas A. Farrington isn’t looking for cards or a tie this Father’s Day. What he really wants is for other black men with cancer to know they’re not alone.
(RNS) The Rev. Bernice King announced that she is leaving an Atlanta-area megachurch whose leader has been embroiled in scandal.
(RNS) Atop the tiny, white-columned 1842 church where Glen Likens was baptized, the steeple is rotting.
(RNS) This weekend, Jeanne O’Hair, her friends and family will raise their voices in Easter hymns “as the spirit leads us.”
(RNS) The recession was a double-barrel blow to American congregations: directly hurting their budgets while also stretching them thin.
(RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial giving they received in 2010 compared to 2009.
TOKYO (RNS/ENInews) Christians in Japan are looking for survivors and assessing damage to church buildings.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (RNS) This year’s Oscars may have been passed out, but for some churches the major motion picture season is just getting started.
Facebook works because it fills a vacuum and counters the emptiness and loneliness people sometimes feel. Many religious communities, on the other hand, have lost the ability to connect people.
Christians are sitting ducks at church and need guns for protection, a Georgia lawmaker and a Baptist pastor say. And the state rep has introduced a bill to allow church members to carry guns in church.
(RNS) Greek Orthodox officials filed suit against the agency charged with rebuilding Ground Zero.
(RNS) Houses of worship often aren’t in competition for dollars but instead tend to reap donations from similar donors.
House Republicans are placing low-income Americans at risk with their proposed spending cuts. When the poor turn to churches for help, churches won't have the resources to make up such cuts.
The number of churches in Great Britain with websites has increased markedly in the last two years; Baptists have the highest percentage among the main United Kingdom denominations.
LANSING, Mich. (RNS) Individuals with valid concealed weapons permits could carry guns in Michigan areas currently prohibited by law.
(RNS) When a community needs to rebuild crumbling roads, should houses of worship pay fees for the number of times their congregants drive on them?
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Conference criticized Congress for linking extension of unemployment benefits to tax cuts for the wealthy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) For playwright Marcus Gardley, the theater is his pulpit and plays are his sermons.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (RNS/ENInews) British churches have criticized plan to remove unemployment benefits from people who refuse to accept jobs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Democrats are turning to a key part of their base—African-Americans—and are using the black church to help get voters to the polls.
An Oklahoma pastor intentionally broke the law by endorsing a candidate for governor from the pulpit. Nothing prohibits churches from endorsing candidates – as long as they are willing to give up their tax-exempt privilege.
(RNS) Three outbursts of violence in or near churches, including one during worship services, are raising safety concerns for church leaders.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) The Rev. Hillary Chrisley has traveled throughout the South, helping to rebuild churches torched by arson.
(RNS) Church-run health care systems are more efficient and provide higher quality care than their secular counterparts.
The corporate CEO tends to be associated with unbridled greed, hedonistic lifestyles, raw exercise of power and smug self-confidence. And yet this CEO model has carried over to various forms of Christian ministry.
A child is sexually abused in the United States every four minutes. And Protestant churches, as part of the larger society, are not immune from this sin – no matter how some may try to camouflage it.
When's the last time you heard a sermon advocating for a good tax policy? No topic is more avoided in pulpits than the moral good of taxation. It's often a forbidden topic in churches.