Kathryn Post

Kathryn Post is an author at Religion News Service.

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The Episcopal Church takes steps to improve protocols for bishop misconduct

By Kathryn Post — February 22, 2024
(RNS) — The changes follow a string of public misconduct allegations against Episcopal bishops.

‘Black Liturgies’ book offers prayers for Black-centered spiritual liberation

By Kathryn Post — February 16, 2024
(RNS) — Cole Arthur Riley on doubt, embodiment and writing a prayer book to a God she’s not convinced exists.

A Jane Austen Lent: Archdeacon explores the novelist’s spiritual lessons

By Kathryn Post — February 14, 2024
(RNS) — Rachel Mann’s latest book, ‘A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 40 Days With Jane Austen,’ pairs excerpts from Austen’s novels with reflections on virtues and vices.

For Black ‘nones’ who leave religion, what’s next?

By Kathryn Post — February 12, 2024
(RNS) — When Black Americans leave religion, they rarely leave it altogether. But even as they retain elements of Christian culture, what other communities are they embracing beyond the church?

Meet ‘The Autism Pastor’ Lamar Hardwick: Preacher, author, cancer warrior

By Kathryn Post — February 8, 2024
(RNS) — Hardwick recently retired as lead pastor of Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia, as he receives ongoing treatment for stage 4 cancer.

Fuller seminary senior director fired for refusal to sign non-LGBTQ affirming statement

By Kathryn Post — February 2, 2024
(RNS) — Her termination comes as the evangelical, multidenominational seminary is re-visiting its approach to human sexuality.

Uyghur Youth Initiative video on genocide goes viral

By Kathryn Post — January 26, 2024
(RNS) — Filmed by youth activists following a recent pro-Uyghur protest in Munich, the video has since had over 3 million views on TikTok and 7.5 million hits on Instagram.

Who are the ‘nones’? New Pew study debunks myths about America’s nonreligious.

By Kathryn Post — January 24, 2024
(RNS) — 'Today, the ‘nones’ kind of look like everybody else,' said sociologist Ryan Cragun. 'At some level, we're saying, hey, actually, this is just your neighbor.'

Religious but not spiritual? Meet the skeptics favoring ritual over the supernatural

By Kathryn Post — January 23, 2024
(RNS) — Ten percent of Americans can be categorized as religious but not spiritual, according to a December 2023 study from Pew Research Center.

William Barber on recruiting low-wage voters, Biden’s record on poverty

By Kathryn Post — January 19, 2024
(RNS) — 'If you leave this many people in poverty and low wealth, you open up the door for demagogues and people who will use people’s fears and hurts against them,' said the Rev. William Barber.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry subject of clergy misconduct complaint over handling of allegations

By Kathryn Post — January 16, 2024
(RNS) — The complaint is regarding Curry’s response to abuse allegations against Bishop Prince Singh, the former bishop of the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan.

Jehovah’s Witnesses go to trial against Norway after state registration is revoked

By Kathryn Post — January 16, 2024
(RNS) — ‘It’s certainly the most important trial about a religious freedom issue in Norway in decades,’ said Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers.

Wheaton College restricts employees’ ability to state preferred pronouns

By Kathryn Post — January 10, 2024
(RNS) — Updates to the policy do not appear to explicitly prohibit students from using or stating preferred pronouns, including they/them pronouns.

Christians Against Christian Nationalism translates TikTok activism to local politics

By Kathryn Post — January 8, 2024
(RNS) — The popular TikTok account is, in part, a response to the growth of ‘trendy’ fundamentalism on the platform.

Taylor University awarded $30 million to revitalize local community

By Kathryn Post — January 3, 2024
(RNS) — The grant, the largest in the university’s history, will help fund dining, retail and startup space in downtown Upland, as well as create related academic programs at the college.
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