This post was originally published on this siteST. LOUIS — Although the locations of the fires in predominantly African-American neighborhoods gave rise to speculation that the motive might be race-related, Jackson is black. The post Suspect charged with setting two in the string of seven St. Louis area church fires appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this siteVATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero’s sainthood process shortly after his election in March 2013. It had been stalled because church leaders saw Romero as having been too close to Liberation Theology. The post Pope denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Romero appeared first on Religion News Service.

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This post was originally published on this site(RNS) The works in the Green collection should be researched by qualified scholars and museum professionals, thoroughly inventoried and photographed. The post Probe of Steve Green’s antiquities may be inevitable; his response is not (COMMENTARY) appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this site(RNS) An initiative to quit converting Muslim refugees by the mainline Rhineland church prompted a sharp response from Germany’s small evangelical movement. The post German Protestant church’s scandalous idea rocks evangelical community appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this siteBy Maryam Sultan The day after my toughest 24-hour call of residency at the hospital so far, I got called a “f—ing terrorist” by a stranger in the parking lot of my local supermarket. As I loaded groceries into my trunk at that moment, there was so much that I wanted to say to the man who claimed to know me after just

This post was originally published on this siteVoters hope Jimmy Morales will do better than the last two times they gave evangelicals the top job. On October 25th, a bizarre year in Guatemalan politics took another unexpected twist with the overwhelming victory of avowed evangelical Jimmy Morales. The dark horse, under-funded candidate had come from behind in a field of 14 aspirants to lead in the first round, and demolished

This post was originally published on this siteA new book from a top evangelical scholar makes the case. A leading evangelical scholar says Matthew thought Peter was as bad as Judas. Robert Gundry, scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College, argues in his most recent book, Peter – False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew (Eerdmans), that “Matthew portrays Peter as a false disciple

This post was originally published on this siteSALT LAKE CITY — The LDS letter, to be read from the pulpit Sunday, takes a wider view of refugees, though it comes amid Syria’s deepening civil war. The post Top Mormon leaders encourage members to help refugees appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this siteHow do you view the holiday? Share your thoughts in the comments. Earlier this week, LifeWay Research released data from a recent survey gauging American views on Halloween. The holiday is one of the more controversial of the most popular American holidays because of it’s relationship with witchcraft, paganism, and other “dark” elements. Historically, many people in varied strands of Christianity have opted