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Isaiah Murtaugh

Isaiah Murtaugh is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Isaiah Murtaugh

Folk healers create modern techniques from their ancestors’ lost lore

By Isaiah Murtaugh — May 13, 2021
(RNS) — A collective of healers and practitioners is revisiting ancestral practices to become ‘ancestors for the future.’

Evangelical disillusionment is finding a home in book clubs

By Isaiah Murtaugh — March 25, 2021
(RNS) — Evangelicals who are questioning often do so in isolation — but some are now looking for community. And they’re finding it in book clubs, reading the growing market of deconstructionist and justice-oriented literature.

One church’s tale of two pandemics, 100 years apart

By Megan Botel, Isaiah Murtaugh — April 14, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The experience of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, founded to serve Japanese immigrants at the time of the 1918 flu epidemic, shows how Americans of faith weathered a crisis strikingly similar to this one.

Evangelical pastor has a simple mission: Get Trump out

By Isaiah Murtaugh — February 17, 2020
FRESNO, Calif. (RNS) — A long-shot effort to sway evangelicals away from Trump is the logical next step in Doug Pagitt's long trajectory as a Christian leader.

Some See Larger Role for Churches After Storm

By Isaiah Murtaugh — September 21, 2005
c. 2005 Religion News Service MOBILE, Ala. _ While some traditional disaster responders have been faulted for their pace in the face of Hurricane Katrina, many religious organizations have quickly welcomed, clothed and fed thousands of storm victims. Their no-red-tape response follows a trend of faith-based organizations playing an increasing role in functions traditionally performed […]
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