Ellie Davis

Ellie Davis is an author at Religion News Service.

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Congregations in best financial health since pandemic, clergy say in new report

By Ellie Davis — July 17, 2024
(RNS) — Leaders say their institutions are generally financially stable, if a bit limited due to inflation.

At a progressive Christian festival in the woods of North Carolina, psychedelics were top of mind

By Ellie Davis — July 16, 2024
(RNS) — Joy Crawford described the fascination with hallucinogens as a “cultural groundswell” that the church would do well to catch up with.

Online spaces create community for spiritual yoga practitioners

By Ellie Davis — July 11, 2024
(RNS) — Yoga churches, and the people who lead them, represent the evolving landscape of spirituality in America, blending ancient wisdom with modern practices to create a supportive community for seekers of all backgrounds.

The Camino, a Catholic pilgrimage, increasingly draws the spiritual but not religious

By Ellie Davis — July 1, 2024
(RNS) — Today people embark on the Camino for all kinds of motivations beyond religion: health, grief, transition, history and adventure. 

A church where wellness meets spirituality

By Ellie Davis — June 17, 2024
NEW YORK (RNS) — With today’s emptier church pews and fuller yoga studios, churches like The Well are attempting to bridge the two worlds for spiritual fulfillment.

This Gen Z politician wants to talk about religion more, not less

By Ellie Davis — June 6, 2024
(RNS) — Ashwin Ramaswami’s state Senate campaign carries with it broader national themes of election protection and Hindus’ emerging presence in American politics. 

Faith-based agencies denounce Biden’s executive order at the southern border

By Ellie Davis — June 4, 2024
(RNS) — Six of the nine agencies tasked with resettlement by the federal government are faith-based and have a long history of advocating for immigrants.
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