(AP) — Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, began not at a drafting table, but with discussions with grieving family members about how best to honor those lost in the racist...
Death & Dying
Religion News Service reports on the beliefs and ethics surrounding the topics of Death and Dying.
(The Conversation) — The ethics of self-inflicted death have historically been an important area of reflection for the world’s religions.
(The Conversation) — The Christian belief in hell has developed over the centuries, influenced by both Jewish and Greek ideas of the afterlife.
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
(RNS) — 'If someone found cancer to be a gift, wonderful. But there is a certain cruelty to asking suffering people to bear the weight of other people’s theological conundrums,' Christian historian Kate Bowler tells RNS' Jonathan Merritt...
Caleb Wilde says many churches teach that "death, and our mortality, is at heart both shameful and has little to no redeeming value."
How exactly can someone do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly while carrying a deadly assault rifle? asks David Gringor in a commentary.
(RNS) Why should we stand in their way?
Christianity purports to follow a first-century rabbi who was convicted, jailed, and sentenced to die at the hands of the state beside two other convicted felons. Here's why it matters.
(RNS) It is the common impulse of people of goodwill everywhere to prevent or at least mitigate all forms of gratuitous suffering.
(RNS) Prince was a man of faith as much as of music.
Actor Willie Aames is best known in his younger years as Buddy from “Charles in Charge,” Tommy on “Eight Is Enough” and later as the Christian superhero “Bibleman.” His recent book, “Grace is Enough,”...