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Kathryn Post

Kathryn Post is an author at Religion News Service.

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Religious organizations prepare for ‘potential onslaught’ of evictions

By Kathryn Post — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We’re very, very nervous,’ said Sarah Abramson of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. Millions of Americans say they could face eviction as the federal eviction moratorium ends.

‘I never thought it would be a campaign’: Muslim artist’s work builds bridges in Pittsburgh

By Kathryn Post — September 7, 2021
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — Ebtehal Badawi’s painting has been used to promote racial and religious unity across the city.

Faith leaders gather in Houston in response to gun violence

By Kathryn Post — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — 'It's time to stop trusting in this myth of redemptive violence that more guns are going to make us safer.'

In troubled ACNA church, alleged ‘spiritual hazing’ pressured members to conform

By Kathryn Post — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — Former members of Church of the Resurrection, headquarters of the Upper Midwest Diocese in the ACNA, say its leadership used spiritual language to force them to conform.

National Dog Day 2021: Meet Petey the Beagle, associate pastor and greeter

By Kathryn Post — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — 'It seems a little strange, but (pet ministry) is mission, it's evangelism, it's education, it's hunger relief, it's pastoral care. All those things are part of the church.'

Episcopal Diocese of Maine mandates vaccine for clergy

By Kathryn Post — August 25, 2021
(RNS) — Bishop Thomas J. Brown’s decision is one of the first vaccine mandates for clergy in the U.S.

With abuse allegations, conservative Anglican diocese faces questions about structure

By Kathryn Post — August 19, 2021
(RNS) — ACNA’s Upper Midwest Diocese, where the abuse allegations have taken place, places few checks and balances on the bishop’s authority.

During Disability Pride, Religious institutions still behind on accessibility

By Kathryn Post — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed moment for civil rights law, yet religious entities remain exempt from ADA requirements.

White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

By Jack Jenkins — July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Biden will nominate Rashad Hussain, who served in other roles under the Obama administration, as his U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Three Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to six or more years in Russian prison for their faith

By Kathryn Post — July 29, 2021
(RNS) — Since 2017, 14 Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sentenced to six or more years of prison in Russia, where they are considered an extremist group.

Alleged victims say ACNA church leaders failed to acknowledge their abuse allegations

By Kathryn Post — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — Ten people in all have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a volunteer leader in the Anglican Church in North America.

Proud Boys leader pleads guilty for burning church’s Black Lives Matter banner

By Kathryn Post — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — Enrique Tarrio pleaded guilty to two charges on Monday, including one involving the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in Washington, D.C.

In ACNA abuse case, mother of an alleged victim says she paid a price for coming forward

By Kathryn Post — July 19, 2021
(RNS) — The mother says leaders in the Anglican Church in North America pressured her not to report her daughter’s abuse allegations.

Four new bishops — and first biracial bishop — elected to AME Church

By Kathryn Post — July 12, 2021
(RNS) — The African Methodist Episcopal Church elected four new bishops on Saturday, July 10, the final day of the 2021 General Conference.

Prominent Anglican bishop takes leave of absence amid ongoing accusations of mishandling abuse allegations

By Kathryn Post — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — Bishop Stewart Ruch III of the Anglican Church in North America’s Upper Midwest Diocese has taken a leave of absence after admitting he mishandled sexual abuse allegations.
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