Religion News Service: The fledgling Methodist denomination, which broke away from the United Methodist Church last year amid ongoing debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians, has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon or elder.
The New York Times: The latest list of approved labels for asteroids includes nods to three more scholars of the order, as well as a pope, challenging the idea that science and religion make awkward partners.
Al Jazeera: For the next 30 days, Muslims observing Ramadan will refrain from eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset.
Religion & Politics: In return for daring to perform the Mass, Meyer and 250 others across the world who call themselves Roman Catholic womenpriests have been automatically excommunicated by Vatican decree.
The Guardian: Strategy used to deny compensation is a ‘stark example’ of Catholic clergy prioritizing the advice of lawyers over moral leadership.
The Washington Post: Just before dusk on Nov. 2, 2003, Bishop Frank Griswold III looked out at more than 3,000 congregants, clergy and protesters at the University of New Hampshire’s ice hockey arena. He was moments away from consecrating the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Religion News Service: The North Carolina churches sued in state courts to leave a denomination they view as having strayed from its theological moorings on LGBTQ issues.
Baptist News Global: One of the highest-profile faculty members at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary announced via Twitter March 20 she will resign at the end of the current semester and has no other job lined up.
The Guardian: Bloodshed and hardline Israeli politics raise tensions on the eve of the holy month.
Baptist News Global: Hunt is a former SBC president and denominational executive who was named in last year’s bombshell independent investigation of mishandled sexual abuse cases by the SBC Executive Committee.
NJ.com: About 340 alumni and students of Princeton Theological Seminary are demanding the removal of its board chairman, whose private equity firm owns a company they say overcharges prisoners trying to stay in touch with their families.
The Washington Post: Almost four years after a fire gutted the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the monument is slowly being pieced back together.
Christianity Today: Anonymous Christmas condemnation of invasion offers insight into an antiwar movement as it seeks reconciliation with Ukrainian believers — who want names.
Religion News Service: Efforts to designate Eid as a school holiday are driven by students, and not just in schools with large Muslim populations.