“This is just nuts – you know – it is just nuts – so I support this.” Councillor Jim Kipp of the Nanaimo City Council had no idea just how prophetic his May 5, 2014 statement was to become. Though not what he intended, it is an apt description of the decision he and fellow councillors made – “it is just nuts.” .....
HAVANA, June 16 (Reuters) - The resignation of two editorsof an outspoken Roman Catholic Church magazine in Cuba threatensto stall what had been a thriving political dialogue inside Cubaand a rare forum
Southwest Georgia is Baptist country. The back roads heading south out of Columbus are bracketed by red soil, scruffy pines, and clapboard buildings sporting names like Shiloh Marion Baptist Church, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and Greater Good Hope Baptist Church.
On March 27-29, scholars gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics for the conference “Beyond the Culture Wars: Recasting Religion and Politics in the Twentieth Century.
On April 28, 2014, the United Church of Christ—joined by clergy from Lutheran, Baptist, Unitarian Universalist, and Jewish congregations—and six same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in Charlotte, North Carolina, challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Similar to the 66 pending lawsuits in other jurisdictions across the country (including two lawsuits in the federal district court in Greensboro, North Carolina), these plaintiffs allege that North Carolina's “Amendment One,” approved in 2012 by 61 percent of the state's voters, violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.