Liberty University shake-ups continue as Falwell Jr.’s son leaves post as VP
(RNS) — Trey Falwell was a vice president of university operations at the evangelical Christian school.
New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation
How Tutu’s spirituality incorporated Christian mysticism with the African notion of interdependency
During Ramadan, Black history museum features prayer rugs, other Muslim artifacts
(RNS) — The collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture includes ‘The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an,’ signed by boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Volcanic eruption in Caribbean prompts Baptist church meals, relief agency supplies
(RNS) — A local pastor and international relief agencies plan to assist St. Vincent residents with physical and spiritual needs during what is expected to be a long recovery.
‘Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood says he’s gay and calls faith ‘no longer conditional’
(RNS) — In an interview on ‘Good Morning America,’ Underwood said revealing his truth has made him ‘closer to God.’
Meet Mercy Haub: The 16-year-old cancer survivor and preacher’s kid who inspired Ellen
(RNS) — After a friend’s dad died of cancer, a Seattle teen made raising money to fight cancer one of her life’s goals. Then she faced her own illness.
Is magic immoral? It played a role in the development of early Christianity
(The Conversation) — Early Christians worked to distinguish the miracles of Jesus from the magic of local sorcerers.
Mercy Haub: I know what cancer means
(RNS) — Mercy Haub, a preacher’s daughter and cancer survivor, recently shared her story on national television.
DMX was my John the Forerunner
(RNS) — DMX pointed me to Jesus not through a sermon or a Bible study, but through his bold faith that didn’t paper over his flaws.
Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns
LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — U.S. Sikhs are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations, joining people of other faiths in observing holidays cautiously this spring due to COVID-19.
When she doesn’t want a baby
It’s often assumed that of course women want to be mothers—that this desire is natural, God-given and universal. It’s not, Donna Freitas asserts in the new novel “The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano.”
At online symposium, Pope Francis says religions can eradicate sexual abuse together
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — After decades of child sexual abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is ready to share its successes — and failures — with other religious and lay institutions.
Planned Parenthood announces new clergy advisory board members, many from red states
(RNS) — ‘As a clergyperson who discovered my call to ministry within a Planned Parenthood, it was a no-brainer,’ said the Rev. Katey Zeh, who heads the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
As policies shift, Protestants and other faith groups join Catholics in helping immigrants at the border
(RNS) — As the number of arrivals increases, Catholic groups are often relying on an array of faith-based ecumenical partners to handle the influx of people hoping to cross the border.