Jacqui Lewis

Jacqui Lewis is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jacqui Lewis

Dear President Biden, the pandemic is not over

By Jacqui Lewis — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — ‘You do you’ has never been the gospel.

Online church is church. I will not abandon my people.

By Jacqui Lewis — February 1, 2022
(RNS) — Even when it’s safe to gather in person again, we will always have hybrid worship programs — robust virtual options that do not treat online members as an afterthought.

LGBTQ freedoms — all of our freedoms — depend on restoring voting rights

By Frederick A. Davie and Jacqui Lewis — August 16, 2021
(RNS) — Our democracy has long been improved by marginalized communities pursuing a place in American life.

How the Capitol police privileged white rage

By Jacqui Lewis — January 8, 2021
(RNS) — When Black-led groups protest, the Capitol police don't open barriers for us or gently point the way.

Shop owner sees signs from God in a string of woe

By Jacqui Lewis — January 5, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio _ Some people view their misfortunes as signs the world is out to get them. Harvey Gannon takes them as divine encouragement to stay in business. In December, Gannon, owner of Gannon’s Religious Gifts and Card Shop, backed away from the brink of closing his 20-year-old store […]

Small Christian Retailers Losing Out to Chains, the Internet

By Jacqui Lewis — June 2, 2007
c. 2007 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ David may have defeated Goliath, but in the battle between independent Christian bookstores and retail giants, it’s the little guy who’s losing. If what’s happening here in the Midwest is any indication, small, locally owned religious bookstores and church suppliers are going out of business, conceding defeat to […]

Buddha Sites Loom Large and Blissful for Visitors to Hong Kong

By Jacqui Lewis — April 13, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service HONG KONG _ Places of worship sometimes turn out to be among the sights that travelers remember most. That was my experience in visiting two prominent Buddhist sites while in Hong Kong: the world’s largest outdoor bronze statue of Buddha, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong harbor; and the Temple […]

NEWS STORY: Rights panel ponders religion in public schools

By Jacqui Lewis — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has waded into the roiling waters of religion in the public schools, holding the first of a series of hearings on the volatile topic.”This commission has a responsibility to ensure that the nation’s civil rights laws with respect to schools and religion […]

NEWS FEATURE: College grads put faith, idealism to work as inner-city volunteers

By Jacqui Lewis — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Fresh out of college, Stefanie Atwater counsels rape victims and gives community presentations on sexual violence. As a member of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, she’s getting hands-on experience she hadn’t expected to have so soon after graduation.”It’s the best thing I could have done right out of college, […]

NEWS FEATURE: Number of black Bible scholars slowly growing

By Jacqui Lewis — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service UNDATED _ When New Testament scholars talk about slavery, the tiny book of Philemon _ a one-chapter book traditionally read as the Apostle Paul’s note accompanying the return of a slave to his owner _ is their definitive text. But Allen Callahan, an African-American Bible scholar, believes the text isn’t […]
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