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Maina Mwaura

Maina Mwaura is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Maina Mwaura

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

By Maina Mwaura — 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’

By Jack Jenkins and Maina Mwaura — 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

By Maina Mwaura — 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

By Maina Mwaura — 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.

From Central Park Five to beacon of hope

By Maina Mwaura — September 18, 2019
(RNS) — One of the Central Park Five, whose wrongful conviction is now the subject of a Netflix miniseries, Yusef Salaam talks about how a key moment in his arrest changed him forever.

Widow of Mother Emanuel pastor: ‘Much prayer is needed’ four years after attack

By Maina Mwaura — April 29, 2019
(RNS) — Jennifer Pinckney, whose husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was killed in the attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, reflects on her life four years later. She says that listening to his sermons 'ministered to me through some tough moments in my life.'

Ken Starr on his faith, the Mueller investigation, the Clintons and refugees

By Maina Mwaura — December 10, 2018
(RNS) — The former independent counsel and university president speaks about how his faith shaped his work and his views of refugees.
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