One-third of Shelter Residents are Newly Homeless

WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly one in five clients of Christian rescue missions said they were victims of physical violence within the past year, a 6 percent jump from the previous year, according to a new survey. “It’s quite possible that the uptick in physical violence...

Religious, Political Leaders Call for AIDS-free Generation

WASHINGTON (RNS) A star-studded array of political and religious leaders—from President Obama to rock legend Bono to AIDS activist Kay Warren—came together Thursday (Dec. 1) for World AIDS Day to call for an entirely AIDS-free generation by 2015. The speakers at the...

D.C. Tosses Complaint Against Catholic University Dorms

WASHINGTON (RNS) The District of Columbia has dismissed a complaint against The Catholic University of America that charged the school’s return to same-gender student housing discriminates against women. In an order issued Tuesday (Nov. 29), the city’s Office of Human...

Angry Churches Pull Money from Big Banks

(RNS) A small but growing number of religious communities across the country are removing their money from Wall Street banks to protest what they see as unfair mortgage foreclosures and unwillingness to lend to small businesses. The New Bottom Line (NBL) coalition of...