Religious Diversity News

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Pope Francis and Family Issues | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

The Catholic Church’s stand on marriage, divorce, and contraceptives can seem out of step with the modern world—even to Catholics. Those who want to see reforms, such as making the process for obtaining an annulment easier, have been encouraged by recent statements of Pope Francis. But unhappy Catholics are still leaving the Church, and bishops will have to decide at a meeting in Rome next month on the family in the Church and in the contemporary world what to try to do about it. More →

Source: Pope Francis and Family Issues | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

America’s Incarcerated; The “T” in LGBT | August 14, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world, and a disproportionate number of them are African Americans; and faith groups like Urban Village Church in Chicago are reaching out and welcoming transgender individuals More →

Source: America’s Incarcerated; The “T” in LGBT | August 14, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS