March for Martyrs plans DC rally with Enes Freedom to focus on religious persecution
(RNS) — Including a speaker with Freedom’s religious background sends a message about the need to build bridges between Christians and Muslims, said organizer Gia Chacón.
Biden includes faith leaders in summit’s charge to ‘rise together against hate’
(RNS) — In the audience were survivors and family members of those lost to violence at houses of worship and other scenes of hate crimes.
Let’s Talk, a new racial unity initiative, takes evangelical leaders on tour of Black history
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘Most people did not realize the economic impact slavery had on the founding of the United States of America,’ said Let’s Talk founder.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk faith, marriage as ‘Gutsy’ series premieres
(RNS) — Though the series is by no means faith-centric, elements of religion and spirituality are sprinkled throughout it.
Jehovah’s Witnesses return to door knocking ‘like getting back on a bicycle’
(RNS) — When people are less open to them, they focus more on those who take a tract, read a brochure or enroll in a Bible study program.
Texas judge blocks HHS enforcement of emergency room abortions, cites religious objections
(RNS) — The judge said the guidance’s lack of exceptions for health care providers ‘with genuinely held religious objections to abortions’ may run afoul of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Jehovah’s Witnesses to return to door knocking, a sign of new COVID-19 stage
(RNS) — Door knocking has not only been a physical mainstay for Jehovah’s Witnesses but an ideal they have fought for in courtrooms.
TobyMac: On ‘Life After Death,’ managing grief and collaborating with DC Talk
(RNS) — His preferred lyrics on the ‘Life After Death’ album, released Aug. 19, are ones performed with his musical team members from DC Talk.
In latest ‘gOD-Talk’ discussion, Black millennials discuss hip-hop and faith
(RNS) — ‘As a very powerful spiritual and musical modality, hip-hop raises serious questions regarding the holy and the profane,’ said museum curator Eric Williams.
Imam Mohamed Magid appointed to international religious freedom commission
(RNS) — The former president of the Islamic Society of North America and current co-president of Religions for Peace has played a key role in numerous declarations and dialogues.
Progressive National Baptists, AFL-CIO reunite for midterms voter initiative
(RNS) — ‘We want to make that connection between the two and we want these two entities to feel comfortable again as they did in the ’60s,’ a Baptist leader said.
Tony and Lauren Dungy: On faith and family, football and race, winning and losing
(RNS) — ‘I think the world looks at us in our times of disappointment much more so than they look at us in our times of triumph,’ said Tony Dungy.
8 over 80: At 92, John Perkins still mobilizes Christian communities
(RNS) — ‘Justice is an economic issue,’ Perkins said in the interview. ‘It’s the management and stewardship of God’s resources on the Earth.’
Amy Grant out of hospital, postponing August tour dates
(RNS) — ‘Due to the doctor’s orders she has had to postpone her upcoming August concerts,’ said a spokeswoman for the contemporary Christian musician.
Amy Grant hospitalized ‘for observation and treatment’ after bike accident
(RNS) — The accident, less than a week after Grant was named one of this year’s five Kennedy Center Honors recipients, occurred on Wednesday.