Religious Education

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Aug 10, 2018

Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in northwestern China to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced

Study: US religious orders overwhelmingly back women deacons

Aug 2, 2018

A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons in the church

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

Jul 21, 2018

Revelations that the most respected U.S. cardinal repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians has raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew, and what Pope Francis is going to do about it

Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

Jul 9, 2018

Philippine Catholic bishops have called for fasting and prayers after the president called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that set the foul-mouthed leader on a collision course with Asia's largest Catholic church

Vatican City still has no policy to fight clergy sex abuse

Jul 1, 2018

Despite promises, Vatican City has no policy in place to protect children from pedophile priests or require suspected abuse to be reported to police

Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

Jun 13, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence gives campaign-style to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention'a annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as his appearance drew criticism from some evangelicals

#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

Jun 12, 2018

Southern Baptist meeting convenes as all-male leadership grapples with #MeToo

#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

Jun 9, 2018

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week

Officials: Ex-Baptist leader mishandled separate rape claims

Jun 2, 2018

Officials say the president of a leading Baptist seminary in Texas was dismissed because of his response to two rape allegations made by students

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