News and Reporting
Religion News Service
|Mormon leaders reverse LGBT policy, raising the question: What is revelation?
(RNS) — Just over three years ago, Mormon leaders touted a controversial LGBT policy as revelation. Now its reversal is also being presented as revelation.
The post Mormon leaders reverse LGBT policy, raising the question: What is revelation? appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 6:09 PM
|New Mormon policy no longer calls same-sex marriage ‘apostasy’
(RNS) — Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer consider same-sex marriage 'apostasy' and will allow the children of LGBT Mormons to be blessed and baptized.
The post New Mormon policy no longer calls same-sex marriage ‘apostasy’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 5:11 PM
|New LDS domain name may spark brand war over ‘Church of Jesus Christ’
SALT LAKE CITY — Along with dropping the 'Mormon' nickname, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed its website from ldschurch.org to churchofjesuschrist.org.
The post New LDS domain name may spark brand war over ‘Church of Jesus Christ’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 3:38 PM
|In Robert Alter’s majestic Bible translation, the achievement is in the details
(RNS) — With an accurate, understandable translation that captures the unique sentence structure, style and syntax of the ancient language, Alter has set a new standard for biblical scholarship.
The post In Robert Alter’s majestic Bible translation, the achievement is in the details appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 1:44 PM
|Washington gets Wilton Gregory, a great bishop
(RNS) — Washington should rejoice to have such a good bishop; too bad we may not have him very long.
The post Washington gets Wilton Gregory, a great bishop appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 12:32 PM
|Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory tapped to lead Washington, DC, Catholics
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'It’s a reason to break a Lenten fast and pour a drink, because it’s great news for the Archdiocese of Washington, which has been mired a bit in all kinds of stuff,' the Rev. Ray Kemp said of the announcement.
The post Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory tapped to lead Washington, DC, Catholics appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 04, 2019 12:27 PM
|US Methodists plot ways to resist new LGBT rules
(RNS) — On Thursday (April 4), a group of 30 clergy, bishops and activists led by megachurch pastor Adam Hamilton will gather in Decatur, Ga., to strategize a future for those churches that cannot remain in a denomination that denies LGBT rights.
The post US Methodists plot ways to resist new LGBT rules appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 9:39 PM
|How 15 millennial coed Catholics live in unity in a New York City brownstone
NEW YORK (RNS) — Even in an expensive city that breeds unusual living arrangements, this is not your average New York roommate situation.
The post How 15 millennial coed Catholics live in unity in a New York City brownstone appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 9:12 PM
|Prayer that mentioned Jesus 13 times sparks debate in Pennsylvania Legislature
(RNS) — A prayer that mentioned Jesus 13 times — given just before the swearing-in of a Muslim state legislator — has caused controversy in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
The post Prayer that mentioned Jesus 13 times sparks debate in Pennsylvania Legislature appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 8:04 PM
|Taking stock of the clergy sexual abuse crisis: Transparency
(RNS) — It's unlikely that Catholic bishops will ever regain credibility until they have adopted full disclosure, made amends and done penance for their and their predecessors’ failures.
The post Taking stock of the clergy sexual abuse crisis: Transparency appeared first on Religion News Service.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 6:56 PM
Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
|The IRS’s C4 Regulation Problem
If anyone is expecting to see the IRS actively monitor C4s, they will have quite a wait.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 3:00 PM
|Guantánamo’s Slow Poisoning of Democracy
Guantánamo is out of the news these days, but its toxic legacy remains with us.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 2:57 PM
|Unlikely Bedfellows Convene around Pell Grants in Prisons
Congress considers reversing the ban on Pell grants for people in prisons. If it does, this would be a win for everyone involved.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 2:50 PM
|Historically Black Colleges Seek Path Forward in Tighter US College Market
The nation’s 102 historically black colleges and universities educate nearly 300,000 students a year. While some of these schools face financial challenges, the sector still fills an important gap in the nation’s higher education system.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 2:43 PM
|Washington State Democrats Step Back from Reproductive Rights for All
Instead of reproductive rights for all, in the state of Washington, Democrats opt for reproductive rights for some.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 2:38 PM
|Economy Remix: The Common Business Ownership Path to Building Community Wealth
Narrowing the racial wealth gap depends on generating business wealth in low-income communities and communities of color. In achieving this goal, forms of business that combine the capital of many individuals, like nonprofit social enterprises, ESOP-owned companies, and worker cooperatives—have important roles to play.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 2:33 PM
|More Than Me Founder Resigns Days Ahead of Investigative Report’s Release
Founding director Katie Meyler rejects the idea that her Liberian nonprofit needed affirmative protections and her active attention. Upon resigning, she conceded only that she had become a distraction from her team’s “critical mission” and “proven work.”
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 3:00 PM
|Notre Dame, Mozambique, and the Purpose of Giving
Over a billion dollars were raised after the world watched the burning of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Yet in cases where lives are lost, donors are often less forthcoming. What does that mean, and to whom should we look for more balance?
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 2:55 PM
|City of Charleston and a Nonprofit Feud over a $22.8 Million Loan Repayment
The city of Charleston sues a nonprofit for failing to repay a loan originally financed by the city.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 2:50 PM
|Court Rules That If You’re Homeless, Sleeping in Public Is Not a Crime
According to a ruling in the ninth circuit court (which covers nine western US states), “the government cannot criminalize indigent, homeless people for sleeping outdoors, on public property, on the false premise they had a choice in the matter.”
POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 2:47 PM