The Washington Post: Springfield, Ill., bishop calls on priests to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show "some signs of repentance" for their relationships before death.
Religion News Service: David Gushee offers his impressions about today's teenagers, following a weeklong immersion experience with his church's youth group, on retreat in Panama City, Fla.
Baptist News Global: It is amazing how often these days a total stranger is willing to pay a pastor to lead a funeral service, says Russ Dean.
Sharon (Penn.) Herald: What is the pastor's job at a funeral?
Deseret News: Research has shown that even a brief interaction between members of different faiths can improve the way members feel about each other.
The (London) Guardian: A federal district judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who attorneys said would face death or persecution if returned to their birth country.