(RNS) — As we mark the death of 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19, an unprecedented group of 100 national faith leaders looks to elected officials to observe Monday, June 1, as a National Day of Mourning and Lament.
(RNS) — What makes the rush to reopen more curious is that it seems to go against the very notions of mutual care that our faith traditions teach us.
(RNS) — United Methodists plan to head to Minneapolis for their General Conference in 2021, where they will discuss the denomination's future. The meeting was postponed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK (RNS) — A spiritual leader reassures families that COVID-19 victims will be accepted into paradise despite restrictions that disrupt funeral traditions.
(RNS) — How church leaders have fought back against government orders to restrict their gatherings.
(RNS) — Whether congregations should be permitted to meet or not is a different question.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with physical distancing, the state says in-person worship carries a higher risk of transmitting the virus and recommends houses of worship shorten services.
(RNS) — This lockdown presents us a with unique opportunities for deeper spiritual growth through patient introspection and self-assessment.
(RNS) — People don’t use the battlefield phrase ‘the front lines’ for nothing. On Memorial Day, health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 are our new heroes.
"Even though I’m not attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anymore, I had a moment of real gratitude that I’d been raised to have a year’s supply of food," says guest columnist Mette Harrison.
(RNS) — Although the relief fund will end at the end of the month, the initiative will transition to regional, city and state-based ‘Churches Helping Churches’ efforts.
(RNS) — While COVID-19 has disrupted in-person worship services for all people of faith, it has further impacted Latino Muslim converts whose religious community can be exclusively outside their households.
(RNS) — This week, it was reported that a couple of churches in the South had reclosed after reopening for in-person worship.
(RNS) — Fear breeds fear. The more we focus on it, the more exaggerated and distorted it becomes. Fear keeps us from loving deeply, giving freely and dreaming wildly.
(RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic has now laid bare what is still ‘acceptable’ to white America, including many white churches.