June 30, 2014
World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

Pope Says Mafia Members are 'Excommunicated'

He said the church would exert its full force to combat organized crime.

Critics Press Obama to End Policy on Religious Discrimination in Hiring

Obama had campaigned against the Bush-era discrimination policy.

Presbyterians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage

Pastors will be able to perform gay weddings where same-sex marriage is legal.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Cry Foul Over Jerusalem's Artificial Beach

Conservatives say the beach entices people to desecrate the Sabbath.


Breaking Church News

Philanthropy Conference Is 'Eye-Opener' for International Attendees

About 350 gather in Baltimore, Maryland,  to learn how to raise money.

'Sin of Adulthood' and 'Ministerial Cramps' Are all in My Day's Work

These college typos gave me a much-needed chuckle.

This Week's Special Features

Dealing With Dark Moments

Transformation Tips: Do we need darkness as much as we need light? Delbert Baker makes a case.

The Flood

Editorial: "Everyone needs to know about the Flood," says Lael Caesar.

Agents of Hope

June 26 Cover Feature: Stephen Chavez takes a close look at what we are while we wait.

Why Pray?

Back to Basics: Hyveth Williams has been studying prayer. She shares her insights in her latest column.

Friendship Evangelism

June 19 Cover Feature: S. Joseph Kidder and David Penno about patience as a virtue.

The Church Boys and Four Sabbath Miracles

Story: Kenneth Ordelheide's story of when a higher power prevailed over the U.S. Army.

The Power of Preemption

Heart and Soul Devotional: Deciding ahead of time brings amazing clout, says Donald Bedney.

General Truths

Editorial: Bill Knott reminds us that Christians linger where they are loved, welcomed, and made to feel embraced.



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