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Benjamin Spratt

Benjamin Spratt is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Benjamin Spratt

Creating a Catholic Church she can belong to

By Benjamin Spratt and Joshua Stanton — June 3, 2022
(RNS) — Jamie Manson, president of Catholics for Choice, is often asked why she doesn’t leave a church whose direction she often questions. But she long ago found that Catholicism offered the very theology that promised her, and so many others, belonging.

An immigrant Muslim finds his model of empowerment in Black American Islam

By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — One in a new series of interviews with contemporary faith-based leaders reinventing American faith.

An awakening is coming to American religion. You won’t hear about it from the pulpit.

By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — The future of American religion resides with innovative lay leaders who focus on empowerment, rather than power.

Evangelical Christians looking for renewal should look to the margins

By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — February 18, 2022
(RNS) — The crisis of church and synagogue is not a crisis of faith, so much as a crisis of purpose.

How a Supreme Court bent on protecting religion could harm it

By Benjamin Spratt and Joshua Stanton — December 1, 2020
(RNS) — Even if the Supreme Court allows church and synagogue doors to remain open, it cannot fill the pews.
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