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Emily Churchill

Emily Churchill is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pulling the threads on evolving religion and millennial flight

November 3, 2019

  Much has been made of the increasing number of people who don’t identify with an organized religion, and with millennial flight from religion. But what’s behind these numbers? To explore the dimensions of these changes, Religion News Service reporter Emily McFarlan Miller joins Beliefs producer Jay Woodward. Add to Favorite Articles

RNS Morning Report: Floyd Elected at SBC; Muslim Solidarity; Lambeth Conference Lodging

April 3, 2019

Ronnie Floyd speaks at the opening of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. Photo by Matt Miller/Baptist Press    

RNS Morning Report: Holiday Edition

December 25, 2018

The Morris family decorates their home and property with more than 200,000 lights in Hayden, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Morris RNS Morning Report will return on January 2. Thank you for a great year, and have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Goldziher Prize Expanding for 2019

December 14, 2018

An award for excellent journalism about Muslim Americans was created by a Christian pig farmer and named for a Nineteenth Century Jewish scholar. Maybe this ecumenical nature of the Goldziher Prize is what made it a natural fit for the Religion News Foundation, which is committed to raising funds in order to expand the number […]

RNS Morning Report: Shadow over Hanukkah; Prince Charles on Middle East; Science in the madrasas

December 4, 2018

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers leads a gathering in Hanukkah songs after lighting a menorah outside the Tree of Life synagogue on the first night of Hanukkah, Dec. 2, 2018, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Listen to daily Religion News Headlines on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant! Enable your Amazon or Google device […]

RNS Morning Report: Sanctuary church protests; Risks for scholars; Muslim women’s fashion

November 27, 2018

Cleve May, left, pastor of CityWell Church, flanked by Samuel Oliver’s wife and son with the Rev. William Barber II, right, at a protest outside the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov 26, 2018. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron   Listen to daily Religion News Headlines on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant! […]

RNS Morning Report: Female Muslim preachers; Sex abuse summit; US missionary killed

November 26, 2018

Agime Sogojeva (second from right), a professor of Islamic studies, holds a class inside the Haxhi Veseli mosque in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. AP Photo by Visar Kryeziu Listen to daily Religion News Headlines on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant! Enable your Amazon or Google device today and then […]

RNS Morning Report: A female Shariah judge; Family first; Thanksgiving amid loss

November 21, 2018

Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female Shariah judge in Palestine, in the documentary film “The Judge.” Photo courtesy of The Judge

RNS Morning Report: Megachurch switch; Gaza border; American exceptionalism

November 20, 2018

Jamal-Harrison Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple. Photo courtesy of Empowerment Temple Church

RNS Morning Report: Congressional Gold Medal; Lady of La Vang shrine; Zayn’s faith

November 19, 2018

The Rev. James Lawson, United Methodist advocate for civil rights and nonviolence, at a reception in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2018. Members of Congress announced support of legislation to recognize him with a Congressional Gold Medal. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks SEE YOU IN NYC! The Religion Beat: From celebrations to scandals Join […]

RNS Morning Report: Lutheran comfort dogs; Bishops close strong; #ShowUpforShabbat

November 16, 2018

Comfort dog Cubby rests after a long day of comforting victims of the wildfires in southern California. RNS photo by Cathleen Falsani SEE YOU IN NYC! The Religion Beat: From celebrations to scandals Join editor-in-chief Bob Smietana and Columbia University professor Ari Goldman for a discussion about the future of religion journalism. RSVP now

RNS Morning Report: Southbound caravan; Prison partnerships; Faith in fiction

November 15, 2018

Rabbi Josh Whinston speaks with a group of activists during a stop of the “Let Our Families Go” caravan. RNS photo by Eric Berger SEE YOU IN NYC! The Religion Beat: From celebrations to scandals Join editor-in-chief Bob Smietana and Columbia University professor Ari Goldman for a discussion about the future of religion journalism. RSVP […]

RNS Morning Report: Fighting Payday Loans; AIDS Stigma; a rise in US hate crimes

November 14, 2018

The Rev. Rahab Wanjiru, an HIV-positive Anglican priest in central Kenya, frequently campaigns against HIV stigma. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili SEE YOU IN NYC! The Religion Beat: From celebrations to scandals Join editor-in-chief Bob Smietana and Columbia University professor Ari Goldman for a discussion about the future of religion journalism. RSVP now.

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