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Maina Mwaura

Maina Mwaura is an author at Religion News Service.

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Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’

April 6, 2021

(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.

Atlanta churches near spa attacks pray for victims, community

March 22, 2021

ATLANTA (RNS) — This past weekend, churches prayed for victims and hoped for an end to racism and violence against women.

Blaming Christians for the Atlanta shootings isn’t persecution, it’s prosecution

March 19, 2021

(RNS) — How Christians handle this moment will be a defining passage, in the Atlanta area and across the country.

Tim Keller’s new book is not about cancer, but race, justice and resurrection

March 15, 2021

(RNS) — “I wanted the book to focus primarily on the resurrection and the hope that we have,” Keller told me.

Georgia SBC church faces banishment for accepting LGBTQ members

February 19, 2021

(RNS) — As the South changes, its dominant denomination faces defining decisions over inclusion.

What evangelical men can learn from Amy Grant and Annie F. Downs

February 12, 2021

(RNS) — It’s past time for evangelical men like me to learn from Christian women about leadership.

Jimmy Carter taught me how to pray for a president

January 28, 2021

(RNS) — Given our high expectations for our presidents, we must consider how we should pray for this person.

What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going

January 17, 2021

(RNS) — What we celebrate on Martin Luther King Day is not the overcoming, but the struggle.

At the Capitol, evangelicals’ ‘Thou art the man’ moment

January 9, 2021

(RNS) — Evangelicals must stand up and call out our political leaders’ sins for the good of our leadership.

Six white men shouldn’t decide Southern Baptist position on race

December 8, 2020

(RNS) — Last week’s statement from the presidents of six SBC seminaries opposing critical race theory isn’t good for the denomination or evangelism.

Rachel Held Evans’ father on his daughter’s final days and the ongoing impact of her life

November 17, 2020

(RNS) — ‘I was her dad, and was proud to be so. I didn’t try to put the brakes on Rachel. Controversial issues were hers to play out,’ Peter Held tells RNS in an exclusive interview a year and a half after his daughter’s death.

Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House

October 28, 2020

(RNS) — In an email Q&A, the vice presidential nominee shows how she thinks about the government’s role in protecting people of faith and ensuring religious freedom.

Trump, confirmed a Presbyterian, now identifies as ‘non-denominational Christian’

October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A rare exchange about religion-related matters with a president who, while allying closely with evangelical Christian leaders, has spoken little about his own faith.

Evangelical hobnobbing at the White House spreads more than the Gospel

October 5, 2020

(RNS) — The irony in this is that these men who came to see Judge Amy Coney Barrett be nominated for the Supreme Court support Judge Barrett precisely because of her pro-life stance.

Why John Onwuchekwa, a Black pastor and rising star, gave up on Southern Baptists

July 15, 2020

(RNS) — John Onwuchekwa, a Southern Baptist Church planter, said SBC leaders’ ties to President Donald Trump and the denomination’s inability to deal with issues of race and justice meant he could not in good faith remain part of the SBC.

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