Friday News Wrap-up: Obama invokes Lincoln
Barack Obama invoked Abraham Lincoln in Thursday's speech in which he accepted his party's nomination for president.
COMMENTARY: Republicans’ descent into nihilism
Unification Church founder dies at 92
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, revered as a messiah within his Unification Church but regarded by many others as a vain and enigmatic man who blessed mass weddings, built a sprawling business empire and presided over a personality cult, died on Monday (Sept. 3) in South Korea. He was 92.
Faith groups in Pakistan seek release of girl accused of blasphemy
Officers describe bizarre Amish beard-cutting
Ethiopian Evangelical Church mourns prime minister
The leader of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church has urged citizens to observe peace, love and tolerance as the country mourns the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?
Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses – just not the way Karl Marx imagined.
Skinny dipping sacrilege: commentary
OK, so like I'm on vacation in Maine and you're pondering the fate of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), but what would we do without those crack investigative reporters at Politico, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan?
UCC boycotts Israel-produced products
The United Church of Canada, the country's largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
The intent is to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel to stop expansion of the settlements and end the occupation.
Cardinal Dolan defends Obama invitation
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended his invitation of President Obama to the annual Al Smith Dinner in October, saying he is trying to encourage civility and dialogue amid a bitter battle with the White House over abortion rights and access to contraception.
A Tale of Two Catholics
For the first time in U.S. history, both sides of the ballot include Roman Catholics: Democrats' Vice President Joe Biden, and Republicans' newly named vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
Amish-Mennonite pastor convicted of abetting kidnapping
Russian punk band found guilty of 'hooliganism' and 'religious hatred'
Kwitsel Tatel jailed for ‘resisting assault’
In another of many court trials for Kwitsel Tatel, the aboriginal mother of two charged with illegal possession of fish, was jailed here July 25, along with her son, before the trial began. Kwitsel had shared her story at an Assembly 2012 workshop at the invitation of Professor Anthony Hall, an expert witness on her behalf, and Steve Heinrichs
Africa most devout region in world
Al Geiser remembered at service
Colombia: 5 million internally displaced persons
MCC aid reaches Syrian refugees in Jordan
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to address needs of refugees fleeing from increasing violence in Syria.
Record Year for Niverville Wheat Project
With a record donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, members of the Niverville and District growing project have reason to celebrate.
Billy Graham enters Chick-fil-A controversy
Longing for peace in Niagara
'Bright future' for Christianity, but crisis in Catholicism
Virginia youth work on Ontario project
It was a hot Southern Ontario day in July but the crew from Warwick River Mennonite Church in Newport News, Virginia felt that the humidity was nothing compared with home. They were there as part of Mennonite Disaster Service’s 2012 Youth Summer build in the north end of Hamilton.
Neighbours, friends join new members
Sunday, June 24, was a special Sunday for the St. Agatha (Ont.) Mennonite congregation. Our Church Membership Sunday welcomed persons through baptism, membership by confession of faith, affirmation of membership, and membership by transfer from other congregations. Persons being received into the congregation invited neighbours and friends to join them.