Posts Tagged ‘Churches’

Ways in which Millennials shape local congregations Comments 0

Friday, August 15th, 2014

They are the largest generation in history. In the United States alone, they number more than 78 million, even larger than the seemingly ubiquitous Boomers. They are the Millennials. They are changing our nation, our world, and our churches. For the purpose of today’s post, I want to focus on changes they are already bringing Read more

Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia Comments 1

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If you travel to some of the remotest islands of Polynesia, churches are probably not uppermost in your mind — sensuous wahines perhaps, slowly gyrating grass-skirted hips, lilting music, Edenic beaches, but churches? Yet they are among the more striking sights you’ll find on the furthest-flung islands in the South Pacific. It’s hard to get Read more

Vatican kills gay photo Church exhibit with threatening letter Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Despite Pope Francis’ earlier remarks about opening up the Church, the Vatican has firmly shut the door on artist Gonzalo Orquin’s latest exhibit, “Trialogo,” scheduled to open at the Galleria L’Opera on Wednesday evening. The exhibit consists of photographs of same-sex couples kissing in churches mainly located in Rome, but the pictures have been covered Read more

Czech government will pay churches billions in compensation Comments 0

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Czech Republic has signed an historic agreement with the Catholic Church and 15 other religious groups to pay them compensation for properties seized by the Czech Republic’s Communist regime. The deal under which the Czech government will pay churches billions of dollars was signed despite left-wing opposition in what is the European Union’s most Read more

Mainstream churches hemorrhaging gifted passionate prayerful women Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

I am one of a rapidly growing group – a woman in the second-half of life, struggling to find a place of belonging in the institutional church. The mainstream churches are hemorrhaging committed, gifted, passionate, knowledgeable, prayerful, spiritual seekers. Women who have given twenty, thirty, forty, fifty years in the service of their spiritual or Read more

US bishops reject HHS health care mandate ‘compromise’ Comments 0

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Obama administration’s latest “compromise” over a federal mandate requiring employers to cover contraceptive services in health care plans is still not acceptable to the United States Catholic bishops. The mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services requires coverage for sterilisation and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortions. Under the latest HHS Read more

Valuable artworks in churches vulnerable to theft Comments 0

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The head of the Vatican’s police force has told members of Interpol that valuable artworks in Catholic churches are often poorly protected from thieves. Domenico Giani, said many of these artworks are difficult to protect because they are in isolated church buildings where no anti-theft measures are employed, or in churches that are basically abandoned Read more

Clergy call for rethink of ban on Christian polygamists Comments 0

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Several Protestant clergy and Catholic priests in Pakistan have called on their churches to consider relaxing attitudes towards Christian polygamists, or risk a drop in Church membership. Their concerns follow the strong impact of Islamic society on religious minority families. Continue reading Related Posts:Churches must take measures against possible terror attacks,Same sex marriage is ok Read more

Catholic Church connects better than other churches with Aucklanders Comments 0

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Christian churches are “failing to connect” with the changing face of Auckland’s ethnic population, according to a study by Massey University. The study – Changing Patterns of Auckland Religion – found that membership of all mainstream Christian denominations, except Catholicism, have fallen to a historic low in New Zealand’s largest city. In contrast, religions like Islam, Read more

NZ Churches unite to combat child poverty Comments 0

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Proposals to reduce New Zealand’s unacceptably high child poverty rates need to be urgently debated and discussed, say the leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Assemblies of God Churches. “The crucial issues that result in child poverty need to be discussed by New Zealand’s political leaders and the wider community as a Read more