Day: March 30, 2016

Nearly 2,000-year-old Jewish catacombs to be open to public in May

Nearly 2,000-year-old Jewish catacombs to be open to public in May

In response to Pope Francis’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, Italy will open Villa Randanini, one of only a few Jewish catacombs in Rome (as opposed to 40-some Christian catacombs) from May 1 until June 5. In Religion News: Giorgia Calo, cultural councilor for the Jewish Community of Rome, on Tuesday (March 29) welcomed the move […]

TEC Church planting: A call for grant applications and logo designs

TEC Church planting: A call for grant applications and logo designs

From The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs: Advisory Group puts church planting efforts into motion The General Convention Advisory Group on Church Planting has announced a series of initiatives designed to place church-planting efforts into motion for The Episcopal Church. The Advisory Group was established through Resolution D005 of the 78th General Convention in […]

SC bill targets refugees and the (mostly faith-based) organizations sponsoring them

SC bill targets refugees and the (mostly faith-based) organizations sponsoring them

A bill has passed the South Carolina Senate that requires two things of organizations sponsoring immigrants to the state: one, that they register them with the Department of Social Services, and two – the requirement that has prompted protest – that they be held legally responsible if the refugees they’ve sponsored commit crimes or terrorist […]