Teresa MacBain was pastor of a United Methodist church. In March, she made a confession: She is now an atheist. MacBain, NPR religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Jerry DeWitt, executive director of Recovering from Religion talk about how losing faith changes lives and communities.
African-American voters could be crucial in Tuesday's vote over North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment, which would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Even within families, there's a conflict over what's the "Christian thing to do" for Tuesday's vote.
The Archbishop of Philadelphia announced on Friday that five priests were unsuitable for ministry because of substantiated sexual abuse allegations — or other inappropriate conduct. Those named on Friday were among some two dozen suspended last year, pending the Archbishop's investigation into abuse accusations.
Tell Me More has regularly reached out to people of faith to hear how religion and spirituality affects our everyday lives. As host Michel Martin wraps up celebrations for the program's 5th anniversary, faith leaders of different traditions, backgrounds and generations offer their blessings for the next five years.
A recent Vatican crackdown has taken many American sisters by surprise. But observers say the conflict has been brewing since the Second Vatican Council, the controversial church liberalization launched in the 1960s.
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