Religious Diversity News
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Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 9, 2018
Research shows positive gains in how women are faring in America’s churches NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new study reports dramatic gains in women clergy leading Mainline churches over the most recent study, completed 25 years ago, with some denominations reaching numerical equity between men and women. The report’s author Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed compiled “State of …
Source: U.S. sees dramatic growth in clergywomen over two decades – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on October 1, 2018
Kindness campaigns are being used in Catholic schools to promote compassion and thoughtfulness among young students.
Source: Catholic schools promote kindness as antidote to bullying, anxiety
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 17, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Transhumanism is ‘a conversation that calls us, that challenges us to develop a deeper theology of technology,’ according to Micah Redding, director of the Christian Transhumanist Association.
Source: Should we live to be 500? Christians and secularists come together over transhumanism – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on May 11, 2016
“I get stopped all the time because of the faith-based movies. People say please make more. They would come up to me and say we love this. We want more. Please tell Hollywood to make more like this,” says actor Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the hit film “God’s Not Dead.” More →
Source: Faith Films | May 6, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
Posted to Religious Diversity News on May 3, 2016
“Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More →
Source: Christians Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 6, 2015
Mayoral races often focus on issues such as traffic and development. And Nashville’s current contest has camped out on those themes. But in the final days before voting concludes, one candidate is trying to turn attention to the religion of his opponent, characterizing her as “anti-Christian” in an effort to win over African-American voters.
Source: Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race : NPR