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Elizabeth E. Evans

Elizabeth E. Evans is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Elizabeth E. Evans

Catholic schools’ push for in-person learning counters record enrollment drop

March 2, 2021

(RNS) — While public school districts debate in-person learning, many elementary Catholic schools opened their doors in fall of 2020 and have stayed open. 

Funeral directors survive ‘surreal’ year with creativity and faith

February 4, 2021

(RNS) — With safety precautions changing the way people mourn, as well as the sheer volume of COVID-19 deaths, the men and women who sometimes wryly call themselves ‘last responders’ have had a year like no other.

COVID-19, food crisis give new life to ancient practice of gleaning

October 23, 2020

(RNS) — In recent years, gleaning has made a comeback as a solution to the problems of persistent hunger and the lack of fresh produce options.

Nuns’ advice on coping with pandemic: Eat, pray for Dr. Fauci, love your neighbor

August 11, 2020

(Global Sisters Report) — Like the rest of us, Catholic nuns are stuck at home and missing sports, but are keeping busy with prayers, baking and friends.

Amish farmers have a ‘complicated relationship’ with nature, are skeptical of climate change

February 14, 2020

LANCASTER, Pa. (RNS) — Amish farmers may embrace a simple, back to the earth lifestyle, but they may not embrace the ‘creation care’ theology of Christian environmentalists.

The couple that cheers together stays together

September 25, 2018

(RNS) — As religious attachments have waned as a determinant of whom Americans choose to pair with, fandom and team loyalty have taken the place for some, according to a recent online poll.

Funeral director Caleb Wilde posts irreverent thoughts on death

March 13, 2014

(RNS) Caleb Wilde is an undertaker with a media presence tailor-made for the age of disclosure.

Mountain States Mennonites take step toward gay ordination

February 3, 2014

(RNS) On Sunday (Feb. 2), a Denver congregation of Mennonites licensed the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship, the first step toward ordination.

Entrepreneur sees hope for clean water on Wal-Mart shelves

June 15, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Former youth pastor T.J. Foltz has a vision to provide clean drinking water to the world's poor. Now, after winning a competition to get his “Humankind Water” on the shelves of Wal-Mart, he might just be able to make it happen. By Elizabeth Evans.

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