(AP) — About 100 Catholic schools have announced in recent weeks that they won’t reopen this fall — that number could more than double in the coming months.
(RNS) — Unable to access spiritual sustenance or the comforts of community, many older adults are isolated and lonely. Houses of worship are just beginning to chart ways to reach them.
(RNS) — While white evangelicals have been some of the more vocal protesters of government restrictions on houses of worship during coronavirus, they have a long history of embracing outdoor worship.
(RNS) — The 36-page document notes that church leaders will make different decisions depending on the recommendations of denominational and health officials.
(RNS) — This is how conspiracy theories do their damage, by pulling us away from the real problem and the more complex but lasting solutions.
(RNS) — In a Pentecost Sunday address, he referred to the protests wracking the country as ‘the inevitable reflex of a people who cannot breathe because their life is being systematically snuffed out.’
(AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California.
(RNS) — Faithful from five continents will join in prayers for the intercession of Mary for the end of the pandemic, emphasizing the global reach of the church.
(RNS) — With a USDA grant, Baptists on Mission, an auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is remaking itself as a food distribution network in the wake of the coronavirus.
NEW YORK (AP) — Personal spirituality remains an unquestioned guidepost for some scientists leading the U.S. response to coronavirus.
(RNS) — The six-hour online Torah-fest may be a harbinger of the kinds of creative changes in Jewish communal life resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — ‘Every weekend, we are cooking to take food to socialize,’ Teresia Wambugu said. ‘Now, we’re not going anywhere. But for some people that’s good. We had forgotten about God. Families weren’t eating together. Now, they are home like a family.’
(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.