As inmates are being released from prison, states, cities and municipalities are recognizing the need to provide services to help people reenter society if they are to remain out of prison.
(RNS) — The suicide rate is on the rise, contributing to a drop in life expectancy. In the midst of the shock and pain that often attends such unexpected deaths, it's crucial that clergy and congregants reach out to those left behind, offering a message of grace and hope rather than one of rejection and condemnation
(RNS) — The Satanic Temple announced this week that the IRS now recognizes it as a church. As courts wrestle with the First Amendment implications of what is — and isn’t — a religion, scholars who study religion agreed that the term is slippery.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) — Casa Verde Commons is home to 67 adults, 15 young people, 12 cats, eight dogs, and one lawn mower. It’s not exactly heaven on earth -- but it’s close.
(RNS) — In a growing tradition, churches across the country are hosting Good Friday services that feature seven African-American female preachers, expounding on the last seven phrases uttered by Jesus before his crucifixion.
(RNS) — A new Gallup report found that only half of Americans say they belong to a church or other religious body, down from 69% two decades earlier.
PARIS (RNS) — The last flames have been extinguished. It’s now up to the experts to assess how much Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been damaged and how many years, maybe decades, it will take to repair it.
Two-thirds of Protestant pastors report being satisfied with discipleship and spiritual formation in their church in a recent LifeWay survey, up from seven years ago. However, more than three-in-four also say there is room for improvement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Artificial intelligence may allow technology to help people make wise decisions and work more efficiently. But it is not morally neutral.