Thousands of United Methodist congregations have been voting on whether to stay or quit one of the nation’s largest denominations amid intractable debates over theology and the role of LGBTQ people.
From Stonewall to the 2022 midterm elections, Stacker takes a look back at over 50 years of significant moments in the LGBTQ+ community in the United States and around the world.
A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window showing a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women has been rediscovered in a Rhode Island church, stirring questions about race, the slave trade and the place of women in 19th century New England society.
As Republican-governed states across the nation advance numerous bills targeting transgender young people, America’s faith leaders are starkly divided in their assessment.
Hundreds of faith groups are using their property to build homes. For cash-poor congregations that face declining revenue and member participation and rising maintenance costs, developing housing can offer a financial benefit while also expanding their social mission.
Eyewitness News reporter Lucy Yang reports from Cooper Union where the Rent Guidelines Board is hosting a meeting over the proposed rent hikes.
Single people should be honored as much as couples and families, the Church of England said in a report this week, pointing to Jesus' own single status.
Many lawmakers across the US are relying on false and misleading claims to pass a record-breaking wave of bills restricting healthcare for trans and nonbinary youth. CNN's Lucy Kafanov breaks down what this care actually looks like and what lawmakers get wrong.
With the number of million-dollar homes rising substantially, Today's Homeowner took a closer look at the high-end housing market in the U.S.
Scientists have found a hidden chapter of Bible text written more than 1,500 years ago. They uncovered the scripture after applying ultraviolet light to a manuscript about ancient Christian stories and hymns housed at the Vatican library.
Fasting across religions is practiced for a wide range of reasons that include spiritual purification and self-discipline. Here is a quick look at fasting as an act of faith.
A “stable share” of Americans has participated in religious services in some way — virtually or in person — during the coronavirus pandemic, but in-person attendance is slightly lower than it was before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new study.
Based on 2023 data from Niche, Stacker developed a list of the 50 most conservative colleges in the country.
Stacker took a look at data from the Movement Advancement Project on sexual orientation and gender identity policies that affect transgender youth and ranked all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Ramadan is one the holiest months in the Islamic calendar and is marked by a period of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
Pope Francis recently marked the 10th anniversary of his election as pope. During that decade, several historic occasions, as well as several unplanned events, helped define the contours and priorities of history's first Latin American pontiff. Visits with refugees in Italy and Greece, trips to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, and the coronavirus pandemic and the death of his predecessor are some of the iconic moments that have shaped his papacy and influenced the direction of the Catholic Church at large.
Millions of Indians on Wednesday celebrated the Holi festival, dancing to the beat of drums, smearing each other with green, yellow and red colors and exchanging sweets in homes, parks and streets.
If Easter is associated with celebration and triumphal joy for Christians, Lent is more a season of soul-searching and spiritual discipline. Here are some articles exploring the history and significance of Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Here are 60 spectacular images from the streets of Rio as Carnival makes its full, post-pandemic return in Brazil.
Among sermon writers, there is fascination — and unease — over the abilities of artificial-intelligence chatbots. For now, the consensus is this: Yes, they can write a competent sermon. But no, they can’t replicate the passion of actual preaching.
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The technology has panicked educators and prompted school districts to block students' access to the site.
Faith leaders like Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in New York have begun to test the capabilities of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots for writing sermons. Many have found that it can in fact write a passably competent sermon, but cannot replicate the passion of actua…
The unveiling of ChatGPT has panicked educators around the country who fear students will use the artificial intelligence powered chatbot it to write their essays and cheat on homework. But some teachers are embracing it, saying it is quickly becoming a tool their students will need in the f…
The unveiling of ChatGPT has panicked educators around the country who fear students will use the artificial intelligence powered chatbot it to write their essays and cheat on homework. But some teachers are embracing it. They say it's becoming a tool their students will need in the future.
Church of England , Considering Gender-Neutral , Terms for God. NPR reports that the Church of England is weighing its options for how to refer to God without assigning a gender. According to the church's governing body, while it has been exploring the topic of adopting new language for year…
The AI revolution is here. For this video, we’re doing a deep dive into the chatbot taking the world by storm. ChatGPT a state-of-the-art language model developed by OpenAI that allows users to generate human-like text responses and perform various language tasks. In fact, it wrote that sent…