Katherine Burgess| Religion News Service

Stories by Katherine Burgess| Religion News Service
Report: Church giving reaches Depression-era record lows

WASHINGTON — Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing … Continued

Supreme Court affirms monks’ right to sell caskets

WASHINGTON — A group of Catholic monks can continue selling their handmade caskets after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to … Continued

Christian conservatives divided over Common Core education standards

RNS () — Even though the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez had a 3.9 GPA in high school, his teachers kept pushing … Continued

Church news outlets struggle to keep their editorial independence

RNS () — The closing of several Protestant denominational newspapers, magazines and other news services has played a part in … Continued

Cambodian dancers rededicate Buddhist temples across U.S.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — It’s the only dance troupe trained to bless and dedicate Cambodian temples, including the iconic 12th-century … Continued

Looking to get married? Try a Christian college

RNS () — When Dordt College graduates Jordan Harmelink and Rachel Tennant said “I do” at their July wedding, they … Continued

Ohio court gives lawyer guardianship of Amish girl with cancer

RNS () — An Ohio court has given limited guardianship of a 10-year-old Amish girl to a lawyer who will … Continued

Faithful Filibuster: Christian leaders read Scripture, exhort Congress to care

RNS () — Under a cloudy and drizzly sky, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, David Beckmann read passages … Continued

Conservatives say censorship has increased on Facebook, iTunes

RNS () — Todd Starnes did not think he had violated Facebook’s community standards when he posted about “wearing an … Continued

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng gets U.S. platform to promote human rights

WASHINGTON — Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has joined three American organizations to further his human rights advocacy, including advocating … Continued