Church known as a birthplace of LA’s Chicano civil rights movement earns national recognition
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Church of the Epiphany in the 1960s became a center for the flourishing Chicano movement. Five decades later, it has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Henry Louis Gates’ new book and TV series distills centuries of Black church history
(RNS) — ‘The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song’ is a new book and a documentary set to air on PBS stations.
Three Muslim actors make Golden Globe history
(RNS) — For the first time in history, three Muslim actors have received Golden Globes award nominations in the same year.
New VR game lets kids, adults face-off against Goliath
(RNS) — In a new VR game, the Philistine giant is tougher to beat than Darth Vader.
At Amanda Gorman’s Black Catholic LA parish, ‘it’s like everybody here is a freedom fighter’
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Poet Amanda Gorman sang in the youth choir, did her sacraments and recited her poetry at an Afrocentric Catholic church in South Central Los Angeles.
When it comes to building trust, belonging beats belief, study finds
(RNS) — A new study found that those who belong to a religious group or go to services have higher levels of trust than those who have stronger individual belief.
Survey: Americans most likely to say pandemic has boosted their faith
(RNS) — Nearly half of white evangelicals in the U.S. (49%) said their faith grew stronger due to the coronavirus outbreak — more than any other group, according to a new Pew Research survey.
Catholic LGBTQ nuns are speaking up again, and this time they have no intention of going away
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — New book tells the stories of 23 lesbian and queer religious sisters from different backgrounds, communities, age groups and ministries.
Protesters and supporters denounce explosion at anti-LGBTQ First Works Baptist Church
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘We weren’t expecting anything like this,’ an organizer of a group protesting the church’s message said. ‘It’s made it harder on our cause.’
Tolkien fans hope to turn his house into a ‘Rivendell’ for writers and filmmakers
(RNS) — Fantasy enthusiasts want to turn the house of the Catholic author in Oxford, England, into a meeting place.
Full Ramsey Solutions Response
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Is Dave Ramsey’s empire the ‘best place to work in America’? Say no and you’re out
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — For years, Dave Ramsey has boasted that his company is the best place to work in the country. COVID-19 and a failure by a high-profile leader put that to the test.
Conspiracy theories and the ‘American Madness’ that gripped the Capitol
(RNS) — Author Tea Krulos talked to Religion News Service about how conspiracy theories have spread, how religion plays a role and how to talk to friends and family who believe them.
Pixar adviser and theologian Suzan Johnson Cook on how they came to define ‘soul’ in the film
(RNS) — ‘I’m a faith leader, so I wanted to make sure my definition wasn’t too strong, and (Pixar’s) definition wasn’t too weak,’ the minister and former ambassador said.
New film ‘Chasing the Rain’ wrestles with suffering and other unanswerable questions
(RNS) — The film, which released on Amazon Prime Video just before the holidays, also features cameos by well-known Christian thinkers, including Greg Boyd, N.T. Wright, Efrem Smith and Shane Claiborne.