LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction against Grace Community Church, prohibiting Pastor John MacArthur from holding indoor worship services.
VATICAN CTY (RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic saw a ‘large reduction’ in the realm of missionary work, aggravating an ongoing decline in the number of vocations and priests seeking to become missionaries.
SEATTLE (RNS) — After city officials shut down a Seattle park concert, Christian musician Sean Feucht held an outdoor ‘worship protest.’
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — While some people spent the monthslong lockdowns making bread, knitting or watching Netflix, Francis seems to have pondered a plan for a new economic model.
(RNS) — Faculty at Yale Divinity School, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Brite Divinity School ‘are participating in teach-ins,’ an organizer said.
(RNS) — The two presidents encouraged members of their academic communities and other institutions to take part in a COVID-19 vaccine study.
HOWARD, Pa. (RNS) — More than two dozen people joined a brightly colored flotilla for Kayak Church on Sunday (Aug. 30) as Faith United Church of Christ, like so many other churches across the country, dips its toes into meeting together in person after months apart during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — Jewish law requires that the shofar be heard in person. But with synagogues shuttered because of the coronavirus, many Jews are dusting off old ritual objects and taking online lessons so they can produce that clarion wail.
(RNS) — Chaplain (Col.) Monica R. Lawson said: ‘just in case you didn’t figure it out, it took us 245 years for this moment to happen.’
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity said Gov. Gavin Newsom can stop the transfers of detainees from state prisons to immigration detention facilities by issuing an executive order.
(RNS) — The church appears to be wading into a highly politicized campaign to minimize or outright deny the existence of the coronavirus.
(RNS) — North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara County has so far been fined a total of $25,000 in five notices of violation, a Santa Clara County spokesperson told Religion News Service.
(RNS) — 15 years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina put a spotlight on racial injustice in society within the United States. Yet, all the disparities exposed then remain just as true today during COVID-19.
(RNS) — ‘I want this country to know that even with your brutality you can’t rob us of our dreams,’ the civil rights activist said.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Across the United States, parishes’ celebrations of sacraments and rites have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus, a survey of bishops found.