Roundup: Youth and politics, confusing Protestantism, Indian Christians, same-sex marriage, intervention
Young people in the US are turning away from churches because they associate Christianity with Republican politics, a study reveals.
Protestant Christianity takes the blame for many people’s doubts about who they are. This is the conclusion of a new dissertation, which examines the existential consequences of the Protestant tradition.
“Christians are to acknowledge that changing one’s religion is a decisive step that must be accompanied by sufficient time for reflection and preparation, through a process ensuring full personal freedom.” This assertion is one of the guiding principles for Christian mission in India suggested in early March by a consultation convened under the leadership of the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore University.
As the UK government began a consultation on marriage law yesterday, several religious groups expressed support for same-sex marriage. Some emphasised that church leaders who oppose marriage equality do not speak for all Christians.
Human rights must not be traded away in the interests of child protection, and the violence and abuse occurring in remote Aboriginal communities does not constitute an emergency, according to one Anglican bishop.