Dalai Lama opens new center at MIT May 1, 2009
On the campus of the country's premier scientific university, the world's best-known Buddhist leader on Thursday (April 30) called on educators to teach ethics and compassion without a basis in religious belief.
Presbyterians defeat move to allow gay clergy April 28, 2009
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has defeated a move - for the third time in 12 years - that would have allowed partnered gay and lesbian clergy, but gay rights groups cheered what they called a "historic shift" in the number of Presbyterians who supported the measure.
Disciples HIV/AIDS Ministry Network adds support for condom distribution March 27, 2009
The HIV/AIDS Ministry Network of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has released a statement in support of the United Church of Christ HIV/AIDS Network's (UCAN) recommendation that houses of worship and faith-based education institutions distribute condoms and provide comprehensive sexual education.
Educating all our children: Ecumenical gathering revisits No Child Left Behind March 24, 2009
John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, was one of several impassioned advocates for equality in childhood education who spoke to and interacted with a group of representatives at the Transforming No Child Left Behind event during the National Council of Churches' Ecumenical Advocacy Days, March 13 in Washington, D.C.
Church organizations appeal for calm in Madagascar March 19, 2009
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM) are appealing for calm in Madagascar following a change of government after weeks of violence in the country.
Jewish coalition calls for immigration reform January 30, 2009
Jewish groups are asking the Obama administration to make immigration reform a priority for the new president's first 100 days, by suspending raids on businesses and private homes and developing a path to citizenship for undocumented families.