(RNS) — Although the relief fund will end at the end of the month, the initiative will transition to regional, city and state-based ‘Churches Helping Churches’ efforts.
(RNS) — While COVID-19 has disrupted in-person worship services for all people of faith, it has further impacted Latino Muslim converts whose religious community can be exclusively outside their households.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were selected to move into the Abrahamic House, a co-living and co-creating space in the Koreatown neighborhood of LA.
(RNS) — The church leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to bump religious services to stage two, which the state began moving into on Friday (May 8).
(RNS) — In the wake of COVID-19, houses of worship are finding creative ways to honor motherhood this Sunday at a time when many churches cannot yet publicly gather.
(RNS) — A new study finds that nonreligious people face discrimination and stigma, conceal their nonreligious identities and largely see themselves as atheists and humanists.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Volunteers at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker soup kitchen are improvising to continue services while preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
(RNS) — Through the relief fund, 109 churches have been earmarked for funding. More than 1,010 applications for funding have been submitted.
(RNS) — Traditional houses of worship have moved worship for their members online. For seekers and those unaffiliated with any faith, there is Family Chapel.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Dream Center, the nonprofit of the Pentecostal megachurch Angelus Temple, doesn’t appear to plan on stopping.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — One pastor in Riverside said he’s required by Scripture to baptize people, something that can’t be done through an online service.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — By acknowledging these nuances of religion, ‘you end up with a much more complex understanding of people,’ said Chon Noriega, director of the Chicano Studies Research Center.
(RNS) — Catholics normally fast on the last Friday before Easter. This year Presbyterians, Latter-day Saints, Jews and others are planning to join them.
(RNS) — An application process opened Monday (April 6) for small churches to apply for $3,000 grants.
(RNS) — With social-distancing guidelines in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, small churches with less income and older parishioners may struggle with declining weekly tithes and adapting to virtual services.