Heather Adams is an author at Religion News Service.
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Religious coworking spaces encourage faith, careers
By Heather Adams — September 18, 2019
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As coworking spaces become more popular, faith-based groups are pioneering in this field — hoping to bring together like-minded businesses, artists and nonprofits for collaboration, community and support.
Secular Student Alliance has seen growth at religiously affiliated colleges
By Heather Adams — September 6, 2019
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Two roommates are starting Fordham University’s first Secular Student Alliance chapter — one of 10 new chapters that have been started recently at religiously affiliated schools.
Kanye West at Coachella was a substitute Easter for sinner-saints
By Heather Adams — April 23, 2019
(RNS) — Beyond his showmanship, some experts say, the God-obsessed rapper is offering something the church typically doesn’t allow for: a space where people are allowed to be saint and sinner.
Atheist summits aim to find community, and power, in networking nonbelievers
By Heather Adams — March 8, 2019
TEMECULA, CALIF. (RNS) — At the first of three planned meetings for secular leaders, atheists and humanists gathered here to discuss politics, social issues and, like any faith organization, how to attract members.
Tim Tebow makes the Christian movie he’s always wanted to see
By Heather Adams — February 20, 2019
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'Run the Race,' the story of two high school brothers trying to overcome their family's struggles, sticks close to the power of fraternal love, sports and the Almighty.
‘Walk of Faith’ tour tells tale of Hollywood’s Christian beginnings
By Heather Adams — February 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The place sometimes known as 'Hollywood Babylon' was founded as a preserve of an abstinent Christian lifestyle.
Crystal Cathedral, home to the ‘Hour of Power,’ transforms into Catholic seat
By Heather Adams — November 28, 2018
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (RNS) — The restoration of the former home of televangelist Robert Schuller as the seat of the Roman Catholic bishop of Orange will accommodate California's latest religious boom.
North Korean detainee speaks about his ordeal
By Heather Adams — June 5, 2018
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Imprisoned in North Korea for about a year, Kim Hak Song is back in the United States, preaching and giving his testimony to his home church. About his detention, he says he spent most of his time committing the 'crime' that got him arrested: Praying.
Godless choir mixes fellowship with a full-throated defense of atheism
By Heather Adams — May 18, 2018
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Voices of Reason, thought to be the only atheist choir in the U.S., performs at events for other religious skeptics while offering the benefits of community for its church-adverse members.
Amish schools find ways to serve special needs kids
By Heather Adams — May 11, 2015
CLARK, Mo. (RNS) As the number of Amish have grown, so too have the number of Amish children diagnosed with genetic-based disorders.
World Bank launches interfaith push to eliminate extreme poverty
By Heather Adams — April 22, 2015
(RNS) The number of people living on $1.25 or less a day has dropped in half since 1990. Now, the World Bank and religious groups want to bring that number to zero.
400+ Catholic and evangelical leaders want to kill the death penalty
By Heather Adams — March 31, 2015
(RNS) Christian leaders say Jesus' state-sponsored execution should prompt believers to oppose the death penalty.
VIDEO: Once was blind, but now I see: US doctors bring hope to Haiti
By Heather Adams — March 12, 2015
Until a local eye clinic is completely run by Haitians, the iTeam plans to keep making trips, performing surgery and running on Dr. Andrew Moyes’ motto: “Jesus washed feet, we clean eyeballs.”
10 apps to help keep those New Year’s resolutions, and do some good
By Heather Adams — January 21, 2015
(RNS) Having trouble sticking to those New Year's resolutions? Here are 10 apps to help you achieve your goals, while also donating to charity.
Online ordinations aren’t just for weddings anymore
By Heather Adams — January 13, 2015
(RNS) Getting ordained online to officiate at a friend's wedding? Sure. But what about being a high priestess who can banish spirits and lift curses?
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