The first Bible college to open a social work program in the United States shut that program down in May after 55 years, opening a rift with a group of students and alumni who have accused the administration of killing a department that was teaching students
When health care leaders in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country began laying out a strategy to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, they knew it would be a tough sell with the Amish, who tend to be wary of preventive shots and government intervention.
In 2000, Donald Foose was convicted and jailed for molesting an underage relative. In 2018, exposed a husband and wife at the church where he then pastored in Pennsylvania discovered his record – fracturing a tightknit, devout community of roughly 100 members.
RICHLANDTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — The seven women, most in wheelchairs, sat in a semicircle facing stained-glass windows and an altar topped with a cross and a statuette of Jesus holding a lamb. Underneath the draped table was an ark-shaped container brimming with small stuffed animals.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) — the crowd at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture was packed in, clergy shoulder to shoulder with architects, ordinary citizens with community organizers. They gathered to see the results of Infill Philadelphia, a design competition hosted in the city to improve community spaces.