The Swedish Lutheran Church is moving to bless same sex unions. It's been approved by the church's liturgical commission and will be considered by the church assembly this month. While the Sydney Anglican Church is changing its constitution, much like Nigeria did, in preparation for a possible split with the Church of England.
After a popular liberal Catholic priest was recently removed in the Boston area, a number of encouraging stories have followed. Such as how mainline protestants and the jewish community have rallied behind this priest. Or the active role parishoners have taken in response to this action, something that is going to be needed in this particular age of reaction in the church.
A religious right group is urging congress to investigate the ACLU, both its activities and its "true intentions. Sadly, I've been unable to find any religious right group which has condemned or responded to the issue of torture. It was the ACLU which secured the release of information pointing to and fighting such practices. So it's the ACLU, not the religious right which has acted to defend some of this country's highest ideals.