More than 6,000 United Methodist congregations have now received permission to leave the denomination amid a schism over theology and the role of LGBTQ people.
Across Europe, churches, convents and chapels stand empty and increasingly derelict as faith and church attendance shriveled over the past half century.
Delegates voted 9,437-1,212 to reject an appeal by Rick Warren, Saddleback's founding pastor and best-selling author of "The Purpose Driven Life."
Bishop Karen Oliveto sat down with CBS News Colorado to discuss her journey in being the first openly gay priest in the Methodist church.
Growing numbers of people are flocking to U.S. churches that center their practice around a psychedelic tea known as ayahuasca.