Amy Coney Barrett, contender for a place on the US Supreme Court, belongs to a small Roman Catholic charismatic community ‘People of Praise, where women leaders are known as “handmaidens”.
Places of worship remain open despite new coronavirus restrictions; Man claiming to be re-incarnated Christ arrested by Russian police; Boris Johnson’s son baptised as a Catholic.
American Jesuit magazine says Trump is a threat to the constitutional order; Witchcraft is booming on social media; York Minster bells ring out in honour of Gerald, the Cathedral cat.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a more localised response to covid19 is welcomed for valuing the parish – the ‘church’s little platoons’. But commentators suggest the church itself has swung towards central command.
An enormous prayer monument, which has received planning permission to be built on the outskirts of Birmingham, will be unashamedly Christian and will not include prayers from other faiths.
Swedish professor David Thurfjell says the woods, the lakes, and the mountains of Sweden have come to replace churches as the source of spiritual refreshment
Priests in Queensland told to ignore secrecy of confessional in child sex abuses cases or face jail; Church of England condemns destruction of aboriginal site by Rio Tinto Zinc; Rabbis welcome TikTok’s decision to tackle hate speech.
For the first time in Britain, wedding ceremonies in all religions could be legally recognised under new proposals, the family law commissioner Professor Nick Hopkins told a web briefing held by the Religion Media Centre.