Obama Taps Campuses for Interfaith Service Projects

WASHINGTON (RNS) The White House is hoping to recruit America’s college and seminary students in a nationwide interfaith service campaign that was launched Thursday (March 17). In the next month, the Obama administration will solicit plans submitted by colleges,...

More Churches Screen Ministers, Overlook Volunteers

Most U.S. churches require backgrounds checks on clergy, but few screen volunteers. Seventy-two percent of churches require written applications from prospective staffers, and 26 percent of churches screen volunteers, according to a trend-tracking survey conducted by...