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Kelsey Dallas

Kelsey Dallas is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kelsey Dallas

The pandemic has helped religion’s reputation. Do religious vaccine resisters put this progress at risk?

By Kelsey Dallas — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — New research shows Americans found houses of worship helpful during the pandemic, more than almost any other institution.

Serving God by suing others: Inside the Christian conservative legal movement

By Kelsey Dallas — August 2, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — Debates over religious freedom are more contentious now than they were in the past, and these organizations may help explain why.

What a Mormon doing Buddhist meditation has to do with the future of faith

By Kelsey Dallas — July 10, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — Meditation groups may not be unique, but this active Mormon who is also trained in Buddhist mindfulness, is pushing the boundaries of traditional religious practice in an effort to attract younger people.

Christians find God in US national parks

By Kelsey Dallas — June 21, 2017
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (Deseret News) From Memorial Day to Labor Day each summer, hundreds of Christians live and work in more than 25 national and state parks across the country. The goal is to be there for people who may come to the park for fun but experience a spiritual awakening.

Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

By Kelsey Dallas — January 13, 2017
Faith leaders and LGBT activists are searching for consensus that would balance religious conscience rights and LGBT protections and have national appeal.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’: Best-selling author J.D. Vance on faith in Appalachia

By Kelsey Dallas — September 8, 2016
'Church is increasingly something that is relatively confined to upper-income, well-educated people. I think that’s something people should recognize about the role of religious faith in this part of the world.'
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