Beliefs

A preacher with sneakers coming soon to TBN: Steven Furtick to replace Kenneth Copeland, says network

By Alejandra Molina — August 19, 2020

(RNS) — Trinity Broadcasting Network announced Wednesday (Aug. 19) it will no longer air the daily Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries program known as ‘Believer’s Voice of Victory.’

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Four young people of different faiths move into a home together, then a pandemic happens

By Alejandra Molina — May 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were selected to move into the Abrahamic House, a co-living and co-creating space in the Koreatown neighborhood of LA.

A new book on Tara explores a portal to the divine in a female form

By Yonat Shimron — May 14, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — Author Rachael Wooten hopes Tara’s different emanations can help people overcome suffering and cultivate compassion, even if they never embrace Buddhism.

David J. Halperin on why UFOs tell us more about life on Earth than outer space

By Yonat Shimron — April 17, 2020

(RNS) — In his new book “Intimate Alien,” he explores UFOs as myths, but not in the sense that they are false or fake news. On the contrary, Halperin thinks they may contain deep and profound truths.

Christians across traditions call for a Good Friday fast in response to pandemic

By Alejandra Molina — April 10, 2020

(RNS) — Catholics normally fast on the last Friday before Easter. This year Presbyterians, Latter-day Saints, Jews and others are planning to join them.

A conversation with Father James Martin: ‘Why did God let this happen?’

By Bill Baker — April 6, 2020

(RNS) — We see God best in the loving, merciful and compassionate responses of people around us to the coronavirus, says the Rev. James Martin, SJ.

Is St. Corona the patron saint of pandemics?

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 20, 2020

(RNS) — No, St. Corona is not the patron saint of pandemics — yet.

In this Episcopal church, the co-leader of the Lenten study is a rabbi

By Yonat Shimron — March 19, 2020

(RNS) — Rabbi Raachel Jurovics is now rabbi-in-residence at the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina — one of a handful of such posts in Episcopal dioceses.

How Reddit is helping ex-La Luz del Mundo members cope with life after the church

By Alejandra Molina — March 4, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The subreddit appears to include commentary from former and current members of the church who may be nonbelievers but who remain in La Luz del Mundo for their families and loved ones.

La Luz del Mundo minister says abuse allegations are false

By Alejandra Molina — February 15, 2020

POMONA, Calif. (RNS) — At a news conference Friday (Feb. 14), church leaders gathered at the Fairplex in Pomona to address the allegations that were made against the church and its leaders.

Cyntoia Brown-Long to speak at Catholic church anti-abortion rally

By Alejandra Molina — January 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Released from a life sentence in August, the advocate for the incarcerated and other marginalized people will speak at OneLife LA, hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mormon lawsuit could change how houses of worship report abuse

By Alejandra Molina — January 9, 2020

(RNS) — At least one legal expert said this lawsuit could have serious implications for the way houses of faith report abuse.

Trump launches ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ by visiting megachurch led by a Latino pastor

By Alejandra Molina — January 3, 2020

(RNS) — El Rey Jesús Global, or King Jesus International Ministry, is led by Guillermo Maldonado, who is a member of the ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ coalition.

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