Tag : Protestant Reformation
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Remembers Protestant Reformation Day in Ecumenical Efforts
summary : Monday, October 31, Pope Francis visited Sweden on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He did not attend in support of the Reformation itself Martin Luther, though he did have plenty to say in favor of Doctor Luther's courage and role in part towards restoring the sacred view of Scripture for peoples and generations to come. Rather, his motive was one more of humility and ecumenical respect, urging Christ's followers to "look with love and honesty at our past, recognizing error and seeking forgiveness."
date : Nov 02, 2016 09:22 AM EDT
Tennessee Religion Classes title : Religious Teaching in Tennessee Public Schools Debated, House Passes Bill to Restrict Proselytizing
summary : Debates about exactly how to teach religion to Tennessee public school students are rocking the state's school districts to their cores, with activists and concerned parents saying they worry middle school students are being "indoctrinated" with a sanitized version of Islam. Tennessee legislators got involved, and determined that educators could still teach students about religion, but not in any way that proselytizes, under a bill that passed the state House on Monday night.
date : Mar 02, 2016 12:37 PM EST
Jakob Fugger title : Jakob Fugger, 'World's First True Capitalist,' Helped Fundamentally Change Western Christianity
summary : Bankers in modern times have taken a beating in terms of reputation thanks to continuing economic uncertainty around the world. However, one German banker named Jakob Fugger of Augsburg wielded significant influence in the 1500s that led to the fundamental transformation of Christianity.
date : Jul 31, 2015 04:06 PM EDT