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Londonderry's 'Protestant exodus': when they burned the church hall, we knew we had to move ... The News Letter has, in the week since the report was published, spoken to a number of Londonderry Protestants willing to share their experiences of life in the cityside during the troubled time when most ...
As of June 2017, about 68 percent of white mainline Protestants and 67 percent of Catholics viewed same-sex marriage positively. However, only 35 percent of white evangelicals -- a denomination that falls under Protestantism -- support same-sex marriage, all according to the Pew Research Center.

A report funded by the Dublin government to "promote reconciliation" by exploring the mass 'migration' of Protestants in Londonderry has had the opposite ... Between 1971 and 1981, the Protestant population on the west bank of the River Foyle in Londonderry fell from 8,459 to just 2,874, according to ...
A belief implicitly biblical is not necessarily antibiblical or unbiblical. But we maintain that the Protestant principle of sola Scriptura ("Scripture alone"), on the other hand, is incoherent and - I dare say - quite unbiblical. In fact, many doctrines accepted by Protestants are either not found in the Bible at all (for ...
Instead, a number of "interrelated push and pull factors" combined to encourage Protestants to move either to the east bank - which was predominantly Protestant - or away from Derry. These included a fundamental shift in the position of Protestants within the city, poor and limited housing on the west bank, ...
2The evangelical Protestant share of the population has dipped slightly in recent years (from 26.3% in 2007 to 25.4% in 2014), but more slowly than the mainline Protestant and Catholic populations. Though the percentage of Americans who identify with evangelical Protestant denominations has ticked ...

Last fall marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event with profound consequences for the development of both religion and politics across the globe. Arising in sixteenth-century Europe, migrating into seventeenth-century America, and expanding by degrees across the remainder of ...
Protestants largely stay Protestant, defecting at similar rates as Catholics during the four-year period: 8.8 percent vs. 9.1 percent. The vast majority of those who leave Protestantism also become nones. Of those who identified as Protestants in 2010, 7.4 percent became nones by 2014, with 5.7 percent ...
The Protestant parishioner who confides in his pastor that he stole a shovel. The Catholic penitent .... Lutherans, too, largely have abandoned the practice of private confession, though the Protestant Reformation's founder, Martin Luther, initially had retained the custom from his Catholic roots. "What has ...
An increasing number of church administrations are selling property as building maintenance becomes more untenable, according to a study published Friday by the Evangelische Bank, a German bank linked to the country's Protestant Church. The study surveyed 145 building administrators in 126 church ...
The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year, and the differing religious denominations tended to be concentrated in certain geographical areas. "About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other ...
More than a hundred people gathered to celebrate the Protestant Chapel's 75th anniversary on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 11. An informal cake cutting ceremony was held before the sermon. The ceremony acknowledged long-standing church members who have been a part of the chapel for ...
YORK, England - FEBRUARY 13: Canon Michael Smith and joiner Becky Johnson prepare a wooden cross as it is suspended from York Minster's Central Tower as part of the Minster's preparations to mark the season of Lent on February 13, 2018 in York, England. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, ...
They use two different words for God--Protestants use the term Shangdi, roughly translated as "Christ on High," while Catholics use Tianzhu, "heavenly Lord." Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in China worked hard to differentiate themselves from one another.
About half of Americans (48%) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon. Protestants have long been a fixture of the Southern Bible Belt and that trend continued in 2017. The 10 most Protestant states are all in the South, led by Alabama and Mississippi, with 77% and 75% ...
Protestants in Reformation times generally admitted the existence of original sin. Zwingli was rather unique in calling it into question. He believed that Adam sinned, and that he transmitted to his progeny bodily death and the concupiscence which corrupts human nature. But he would not admit that because ...
Both Billy Graham's son Franklin and Jerry Falwell, Jr., prominent Christian spokesmen and heirs to national Protestant ministries, have echoed Perkins' comments, suggesting GOP willingness to support Anti-Abortion and anti-LGBTQ policies and judicial appointments had earned Trump a pass from moral ...

The Executive Office published the Labour Force Survey religion Report 2016 on Wednesday. It examines the labour market characteristics of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Between 1990 and 2016, the proportion of the population aged 16 or over who reported as Protestant decreased ...
About 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year, according to LifeWay Research. That may be because the Bible tells them to, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. "Foster care appears to come naturally for ...
Protestant pastors leave both vocation and denomination entirely due to the rising conviction that Rome genuinely is "the Church of Christ best ordered through time." That is what hurls a Protestant pastor off into the Catholic wilds as a layman. Same deal in the case of women Protestant clergy. The move to ...
President Donald Trump's approval ratings rank highest among Mormons and Protestants, according to a new Gallup poll. ... Roger Bray, a local Christian pastor, thinks the Gallup poll shows that many Mormons and Protestants are happy with the president's conservative agenda, but he doesn't think that ...
With one exception the authors of this book are Protestant and seem to presume the readers of the book are Protestants, so at times Catholics may have difficulty understanding it. There is virtually no mention of Catholic tradition on these issues in the 20th century or even the profound impact of the Second ...
Some progressive, mainline Protestant Christian Churches reportedly saw a "Trump bump" in attendance in the weeks after his election. religious organizations on the left side of the political spectrum, such as Auburn Seminary, Sojourners and Faith in Public Life, reported increased interest and donations.
China Jails Six Protestants in Yunnan Amid Massive Crackdown on 'Evil Cult' ... Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan have jailed a group of Protestant Christians for for up to 13 years for involvement in an "evil ... "I am a Protestant Christian believer, and I believe in Jesus," Ju said.
For Tillich as for other liberal Protestants, all doctrines, all truth claims, all theologies, are "idolatrous." (They really do speak this way.) And that's what it means to be Protestant, a revolution first against Rome and eventually against the Christian faith itself. All that remains is to pursue social justice. religious ...
With one exception the authors of this book are Protestant and seem to presume the readers of the book are Protestants, so at times Catholics may have difficulty understanding it. There is virtually no mention of Catholic tradition on these issues in the 20th century or even the profound impact of the Second ...
Many conservative Protestants believe in the infallibility of the Bible, a sort of paper pope. I often wonder if there is an infallible authority, what is the role of faith? The Roman Catholic Church requires priests to be celibate, and Protestant ministers may marry. For each faith tradition, salvation is important, but ...
In those days, I was a lifelong Catholic studying at a Protestant seminary. My choice to attend Union Theological Seminary in New York was deliberate. I wanted my tuition dollars to support a school that prepared women for ordination. Plus, I am a daughter of a Lutheran mother and Catholic father who ...
It is almost a month since Brexit talks shone a spotlight on the Irish border but life in County Donegal's Laggan Valley goes on as normal. This part of east Donegal is home to many of Ireland's minority Protestant population. It is a community that knows how borders can divide people, allegiances and ...
However, as a former Protestant minister and avid student of church history. I must point out that Protestants fare no better in history. "Our" side was responsible for the torture, hanging, and burning at the stake of Catholics -- especially in England under Elizabeth I. In much of Europe after the Reformation, ...
"That the possibility of change exists illustrated by the fact that at the meeting Seamus Kerr, the former Sinn Fein councillor, was keen on a plan to build a footpath to a group of houses inhabited by some of the few local Protestants on the grounds that it would serve to integrate the Protestant community into ...
Utah's top religion stories for 2017 -- an absent Mormon prophet, a present Catholic bishop, a Protestant anniversary and much more. Utah's top religion stories for 2017 -- an absent Mormon prophet, a present Catholic bishop. (Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) President ...
The faithful -- whether Christian, Jew or Muslim -- share a belief that the hereafter offers a realm of blissful reward, perfection and eternal life. But who gets that ticket to heaven? Do good works deliver the desired destination? Is grace good enough? Or is it just the luck of the divine draw that decides a ...
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted completely to his childhood faith that began on the eve of the ...
Effectively, together, they "invented" the Protestant parsonage. Sixteenth-century German Protestants seem to have begun the tradition of erecting decorated "Christmas trees" in their homes, and some claim that Luther himself originated the idea of placing lights -- candles, in his day -- on the tree. (Queen ...
I'm not implying that every Protestant is a rank hypocrite or illogical, inconsistent thinker if he or she puts up a manger scene. I'm absolutely delighted that Protestants have manger scenes and put up statues of Mary and Joseph (doesn't "bother" me in the slightest, and I love the Christian unity aspects of ...
Private interpretation of Scripture leaves most Protestants OK with contraception, divorce and remarriage, and even homosexual relationships. ... It isn't very much different from the Alpha program in that it is very Protestant in its approach, and also very charismatic (ie. everyone is coerced into laying hands ...
In an exclusive interview with Dr. Roger and Mrs. Karen Salstrom, authors of the book, 95 Questions for Protestants: Points to Ponder During the 500 Year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation ... and Beyond, explained why they undertook addressing Martin Luther's 95 Theses with 95 questions to ...
About 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year, according to LifeWay Research. That may be because the Bible tells them to, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. "Foster care appears to come naturally for ...
Excavations of St. Albans Cathedral, one of England's most famous landmarks, revealed the remains of a child buried with rosary beads wrapped around the hand, a "mystery" to archaeologists, according to the BBC. Of 80 graves excavated on the site, this was the only one to contain artifacts of this kind.
1) Mark U. Edwards, Jr., in Donald K. McKim, The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003), p. 205:.
This is where the Protestant Reformation debates are happening now ... But even many Protestants in Brazil find it laughable that Malafaia is ...
This event is widely considered the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. ... as well as by Protestants of all denominations worldwide. As the ...
During the month of October some Christians are celebrating 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther ...
A senior official in Russia says Protestant Christians are part of the ... "95 Theses," creating a rift between Catholics and Protestants that led to ...
If you read one #ReformationDay story, selfishly asking you to make it this one. The same debates are happening now! https://t.co/bfLWHvNivr.
The powerful Protestant establishments that would have once ... Neither the Protestants nor Catholics won that war between the faiths: The ...
Five hundred years ago yesterday, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, commencing the Protestant ...
Protestants and Catholics were divided by theology. Now we're united by the fact that no one goes to church anymore. Tim Stanley Tim Stanley.
To really assess the scandal of Protestant disunity, we must turn elsewhere. ... A number of evangelical Protestants freely float among several ...


 

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