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Jamie Aten

Jamie Aten is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jamie Aten

7 ways a national COVID-19 day of mourning can help us heal

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — Public days are a way to be with each other during and after suffering as we step into the new normal that is ahead.

Evangelicals must denounce the Christian nationalism in Capitol riots

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — January 7, 2021
(RNS) — It’s more important than ever for evangelicals to recognize the dangers associated with mistaking our fear for faith — and our faith for politics.

The pandemic at six months: Welcome to the disillusionment phase

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — September 14, 2020
(RNS) — Over the last 15 years of studying disasters around the globe, two disaster experts have learned important lessons about navigating the six phases of emotional and spiritual recovery.

From Katrina to COVID, American crises expose racial injustice again and again

By Jamie Aten — August 29, 2020
(RNS) — 15 years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina put a spotlight on racial injustice in society within the United States. Yet, all the disparities exposed then remain just as true today during COVID-19.

COVID tips for Christian colleges: Wear masks, social distance, pray — and watch out for tornadoes

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — August 12, 2020
(RNS) — Christian colleges will need masks, social distancing, prayer and Zoom — plus some flexibility — to reopen during COVID-19.

Just because the economy is reopening doesn’t mean churches should

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — May 4, 2020
(RNS) — Unless we run into a close friend, we don't normally shake hands or hug someone in the grocery store or movie theater.

How we respond to coronavirus outbreaks may depend on what we want from religion

By Jamie Aten — March 4, 2020
(RNS) — Now is the time to faithfully prepare while rejecting fear-driven panic, stigmatization and prejudice.

The new science of spiritual fortitude: The key to enduring faith

By Jamie Aten — December 9, 2019
(RNS) — Resilience has been touted as the key to a successful life. But the concept didn’t resonate with my personal experience of suffering from cancer.
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