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U.S. sees dramatic growth in clergywomen over two decades

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

Christians Countering Anti-Muslim Rhetoric | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“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

Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race : NPR

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