(RNS) — J.D. Greear said his church found that Bryan Loritts ‘did not attempt to protect the abuser or discourage victims from pursuing justice’ at another church.
(RNS) — ‘I would challenge all people of faith to become educated about the weaponizing of black skin in American culture,’ said the Rev. Otis Moss III.
(RNS) — ‘Singing together is a big deal,’ said a Philadelphia pastor.
(RNS) — ‘I consider my music sacred,’ the performer of songs like ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’ once told an interviewer.
(RNS) — Here’s a sampling of 10 voices who, across racial and ideological lines, reacted to the video and demanded justice for Arbery’s death.
(RNS) — The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is representing 22 chaplains who objected to an email with the book that ties the coronavirus to God’s judgment.
(RNS) — In its 69th year, the observance — often predominated by evangelical Christians gathering in public places — will feature interfaith and even international voices on computer screens and cellphones.
(RNS) — The worship songwriter said ‘for several weeks there, every time I'd try to sing, I would cough.’
(RNS) — ‘This is definitely new territory,’ said an associate minister in rural South Carolina. ‘We’ve learned to do things that we never thought we’d do.’
(RNS) — India currently is not on the State Department’s list of ‘countries of particular concern.’
(RNS) — ‘We regard this pandemic as a grave threat to the health and life of our people,’ they said.
(RNS) — Brian Kluth, who organized the State of the Plate research, predicted the findings could lead to tighter budgets for congregations and their staffs.
(RNS) — In previous studies, researchers found pastors were more skeptical of human-caused climate change.
(RNS) — Some are mourning losses in the highest echelons of their denomination. Others are counting the dead, sick and unemployed.
(RNS) — A Missouri pastor said, ‘we don’t believe that a live stream is a real, actual substitute for a church gathering.’