United States

  • January 15, 2011

    A Filipino bishop says the the US is working on re-establishing its military bases in the Philippines.

  • December 24, 2010

    The US and Russian nuclear arms reduction treaty "is especially meaningful in what is for Christians the season of peace,” says the head of the World Council of Churches.

  • December 17, 2010

    The US has formally endorsed the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning that no countries now oppose it.

  • October 19, 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • October 4, 2010

    US-based global humanitarian agency Church World Service has welcomed the introduction of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2010.

  • September 29, 2010

    So sudden have been the marked trends showing disaffection from organised religion that leaders have not internalised the evidence, says Martin Marty. They need to wake up. “Being spiritual” alone is not going to help keep the stories, the language of ethics, and the pool of volunteers embedded in religious bodies thriving.

  • September 10, 2010

    The Massachusetts Bible Society says it plans to stand against hate and give away two copies of the Qur'an for every one Christian extremists burn.

  • August 16, 2010

    Three church conferences say foreign delegates' visas were denied by US officials, meaning some nations lacked representation at global assemblies.

  • July 27, 2010

    Two interesting things happened last week that directly affected my neighbours – those whom the biblical message enjoins me to love. First, the California Affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) endorsed Proposition 19. This is a ballot initiative to legalise recreational use of marijuana. Second, the Economist magazine published an article on mass incarceration in the United States entitled ‘Rough Justice,’ with the subheading “America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal.”

  • July 18, 2010

    The curious case of "King James" LeBron, US basketball player, has produced not just manufactured outrage over disloyalty, but a veritable religious marketplace of allegiances connecting fans, idols and saviours, says M. Cooper Harriss. It can be seen as a peculiarly modern American version of idolatry.