Supreme Court to review dispute over public prayers
Bill Mears, CNN
The justices on Wednesday will hear arguments over whether Greece, New York, may continue sponsoring what it calls “inclusive” prayers at its open sessions, on government property.
Vatican seeks input from the pews on marriage and family issues
David Gibson, Religion News Service
In an unusual move, the Vatican has asked the world’s bishops to quickly canvas the faithful for their views on topics like gay marriage, divorce and birth control ahead of a major meeting of church leaders set for next fall.
Does God Want You to Be Rich…or Poor?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
One of the most perplexing issues facing Christians in the marketplace today is whether God wants us to be rich or poor. It is easy enough to find plenty of people using verses from Scripture, often out of context, to support either extreme.
Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record
Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News
Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.