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The Future of the Church Belongs to Millennials

Millennials are incredibly diverse — so how can the church adapt to engage this generation?

(RNS1-nov8) Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denver. Bolz-Weber is photographed here speaking at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Conference in September. For use with RNS-FALSANI-COLUMN, transmitted on November 8, 2013, RNS photo by Sally Morrow.
The Church is For Losers: A Q&A with Nadia Bolz-Weber

The tattooed, profanity-loving Lutheran pastor wants nothing more than to tell it like it is.

How Churches Can Better Support LGBT+ Christians

A celibate gay Christian on how traditional churches fail to provide a space for lgbt+ people to thrive.

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Can You Really Use Facebook to Achieve Justice?

How I used “whitemail” on Facebook to get my parishioner the recompense she deserved.

Why Twentysomethings Need to Stop Trying to Make a Big Difference

To do something big, you first need the courage and perseverance to be faithful in the small.

Debunking 5 Myths About Social Justice

What is social justice, really — and why should it matter to our faith?

Catholic Sisters v. the Koch Brothers

The “Nuns on the Bus” are traveling to 10 key U.S. Senate battleground states to tackle political “dark money.”

Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

Frances Perkins knew the power the faith community had in making a difference in the lives of working people.

4 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Get Progressive Christianity Shockingly Wrong

Fundamentalist Christians have taken over the faith. It’s time for followers of Jesus to take it back.

Mainline Protestants: Vintage or vibrant?

WASHINGTON — Who are the mainline Protestants today? Vintage Protestants? The VPCC — Vanishing Progressive Christian Church? The Legacy Church? … Continued

Water initiatives get congregations to pledge to conserve

RNS () — At an interfaith summer camp in northern New Jersey, two dozen children explored a swamp to learn … Continued

COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

Atheists at the Pulpit

Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.

Can liberal Judaism survive?

June 4, 2013A Star of David decorates the ceiling at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.Astrid Riecken / For The … Continued

Latinos move towards pope, church and Democrats

Riccardo De Luca/AP — Pope Francis waves as he arrives Wednesday for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square … Continued

What Prabhjot Singh’s attackers didn’t know about him

This summer, I walked through sweltering Harlem on a lazy, muggy afternoon to meet up with Prabhjot Singh. Friends at … Continued

On Yom Kippur, praying mightily for Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father, who was killed by what activists said was … Continued

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

Newest ‘Values Voters’ adversary to America: The Emergent Church.

RNS () — Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a … Continued