Some of the most visible missionaries in the United States are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Why do these people give so much of their time to participate in missionary work?Read More »
After decade-long resistance, the Southern Baptist Convention will admit missionary candidates who speak in tongues, a practice associated with Pentecostal and charismatic churches.Read More »
I spent the morning hunched over my laptop talking to a friend in Nigeria. He has been working to bring Muslims and Christians together on the streets of Lagos for several years now.Read More »
(RNS) A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say.Read More »
Why do men and women become eligible to go on a mission at different ages — i.e. men earlier than women? It seems that women mature faster than men, and so it conceivably is more logical to send women on a mission at younger ages, since they are likely more mature than a boy/man the same age.Read More »
PROVO, Utah (RNS) The 35-acre campus is an island of young people, where teens and 20-somethings outnumber grown-ups by 10-to-1.
The place is awash in fresh-faced students, and even the workers — from the cafeteria to the copy center, the mailroom to the bookstore — and most of the teachers are under 30.Read More »