Kathryn Post

Kathryn Post is an author at Religion News Service.

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The Porter’s Gate hopes to bridge gap between mental health and faith with new album

By Kathryn Post — September 21, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Sanctuary Songs,’ a 12-track album inspired by conversations about mental health and faith, was released on Friday (Sept. 15).

Over 100 members of persecuted religious minority held at Turkish border

By Kathryn Post — September 13, 2023
(RNS) — Members of the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light seeking asylum in the European Union have been detained in Turkey since May.

In new Bob Jones University podcast, former students and faculty blast ‘insular’ culture

By Kathryn Post — September 12, 2023
(RNS) — 'Surviving Bob Jones University: A Christian Cult' aims to show how alleged patterns of conformity, isolation, information control and surveillance impacted members of the Bob Jones ecosystem.

Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh resigns amid accusations of domestic abuse

By Kathryn Post — September 8, 2023
(RNS) — The announcement comes one day after he was placed on leave for allegations that he had physically and emotionally abused his wife and sons.

Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh restricted from ministry

By Kathryn Post — September 7, 2023
(RNS) — A letter from a bishop designated to oversee the case cites ‘a series of public allegations’ as reason for the decision.

Bishop Michael Curry responds to complaints of ‘free passes’ for accused bishops

By Kathryn Post — September 5, 2023
(RNS) — At least 55 Episcopal bishops signed a letter saying they are ‘angered by and deeply concerned about the perception — or the reality — that bishops get a free pass on behavioral issues.’

Drag queen, Christian artist Flamy Grant joins lawsuit over Tennessee’s anti-drag act

By Kathryn Post — August 31, 2023
(RNS) — She joins LGBTQ nonprofit Blount Pride in suing a Tennessee district attorney who threatened to prosecute them over a pride event where Grant is scheduled to headline.

BYU officially restores honor code ban on ‘same-sex romantic behavior’

By Kathryn Post — August 30, 2023
(RNS) — The change, which adds language prohibiting ‘same-sex romantic behavior’ to the honor code, was already an unwritten rule on campus.

NJ town accused of discriminating against Orthodox Jews will pay $575K settlement

By Kathryn Post — August 29, 2023
(RNS) — Jackson Township had been accused of discriminatory surveillance and zoning ordinances that targeted its growing Orthodox Jewish community.

The radical, irreverent and inclusive religion of Burning Man

By Kathryn Post — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — 'Perhaps our presence can give people the sense that religion doesn’t need to be as judgmental or scary or exclusionary as they might experience it,' said John Brett, who helps lead the Religious AF camp at Burning Man.

How Shannon Harris kissed biblical womanhood goodbye

By Kathryn Post — August 23, 2023
(RNS) — In her forthcoming memoir, Shannon Harris documents her journey from marrying purity culture celebrity Josh Harris to finding herself outside of her marriage and the church.

Meet the South Austin parish leaving ACNA for the Episcopal Church

By Kathryn Post — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — If you ask the Rev. Shawn McCain Tirres, the story of Resurrection Anglican Church is much more about a local church than denominational politics.

Flamy Grant: A drag queen’s journey from church kid to chart-topping Christian artist

By Kathryn Post — August 16, 2023
(RNS) — For Matthew Lovegood, aka ‘Flamy Grant,’ releasing music in the Christian genre is about visibility for queer kids growing up in the church.

ACNA Bishop Stewart Ruch will face church trial

By Kathryn Post — August 15, 2023
(RNS) — A 10-person board of inquiry found there was probable cause to present Ruch for trial for violating denominational bylaws.

Episcopal bishop’s family accuses denomination of mishandling abuse allegations

By Kathryn Post — August 11, 2023
(RNS) — Nivedhan and Eklan Singh shared allegations of physical abuse, alcoholism and emotional abuse against their father, Prince Singh, an Episcopal bishop in Michigan.
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