United Methodist News Service: Executive committee of the UMC in Germany says that stipulations in the Traditional Plan are unacceptable and the church in Germany will not impose the stricter penalties laid out in the plan.
Religion News Service: The Rev. Amy Butler explains why Riverside Church is honing in on topics she says progressive Christians sometimes gloss over.
Gallup: As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the religion
ARDA: Making difficult decisions -- on issues ranging from fathers being open to parental leave to parents embracing family faith activities -- may enrich your child's life in multiple ways into young adulthood and beyond.
National Catholic Reporter: Under Francis, the new evangelization means leaving our sacristies and getting our hands dirty in the streets, says Michael Sean Winters.
Religion News Service: The good, the bad and the merciful: Pope Francis after six years