(RNS) — The 10-foot, 10-inch-tall statue of the renowned evangelist will replace a statue of Charles Aycock that both the state of North Carolina and the US House want removed.
(RNS) — Will Dismukes, who is also a Republican state representative, resigned from his church after offering an invocation at a birthday party honoring a Confederate general who was also the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
(RNS) — A group of Jews has been gathering daily at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza to lament injustices against Black Americans. It will culminate Thursday (July 30), on Tisha B’Av, the Jewish day of mourning for the Jerusalem Temple.
(RNS) — The investigation followed a public post signed by 33 men and women who wrote that Heuertz ‘has harmed many people.’ But none of the signers was willing to cooperate with the investigator.
(RNS) — The Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, lead by Rabbi Ariel Stone, has been downtown since the protests began 55 days ago, supporting the people on the street and providing a daily witness.
(RNS) — This month’s Supreme Court ruling established that any religious school teacher who performs a religious function is beyond the reach of civil rights protections accorded to other workers.
(RNS) — In her new book, she argues Christianity, especially of the white Protestant variety, undergirds the nation’s institutions and practices and establishes a normative baseline from which all other faiths are seen as abnormal.
(RNS) — Serve the Moment is intended to inspire young Jewish adults to perform 100,000 acts of service during this turbulent summer when the coronavirus is spreading and social unrest over racial inequality is rising.
(RNS) — The ruling allows religious schools to include lay teachers as among those subject to an exemption from civil rights laws that give workers the ability to sue for sexual harassment, overtime pay, equal pay and a myriad of other protections.
(RNS) — The vast majority of religious organizations listed in the data received between $150,000 and $300,000, but at least two dozen religious organizations received the highest amount of dollars, between $5 million and $10 million.
(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.
(RNS) — “When someone looks different, that is not the time to ask a bunch of personal questions. It’s a time to say, ‘Welcome. Thank you so much for coming,’” says Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Elon University.
(RNS) — The only religious group comfortable with church reopenings was white evangelicals — strong partisan supporters of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.
(RNS) — They hope to carve out significant wins in a series of cases, including ones dealing with the ministerial exception, abortion and public funding for religious schools.
(RNS) — The decision by Zondervan follows a public post by 33 women who wrote that the Christian Enneagram expert ‘has harmed many people and we cannot remain silent anymore.’