Religion News Service: After a judge dismissed their lawsuit, the 36 churches in the Western North Carolina Conference agreed to leave under the denomination’s exit plan. They will formally exit in November.
The New York Times: Four years after her death, the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster has not decomposed, her fellow nuns said. Believers come from all over to see for themselves.
The Washington Post: James Huntsman, a film distributor and father of five, has become an unlikely and high-profile critic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a time when members’ demands for transparency are rising and church growth rates are dramatically slowing.
The Conversation: How can you be a religious leader without religion? In reality, a growing number of chaplains are nonreligious: people who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist or “spiritual but not religious.”
NPR: America is getting less churchy. But is it getting any less spiritual?