Christianity

Poor People’s Campaign mourns 250K COVID deaths, calls for stimulus relief

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — The group, led by the Rev. William Barber, is staging a national service of eulogy and remembrance two miles from the U.S. Capitol.

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Like Joe Biden, many Catholics find the rosary to be a comfort and anchor in crisis

By Bob Smietana — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — Long a staple of Catholic life, the rosary is back in the spotlight with the election of Joe Biden, who will become America’s second Catholic president.

In rural East Tennessee, a mobile clinic run by nuns and aging volunteers cares for the body and the soul

By Bob Smietana — November 23, 2020

CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. (RNS) — For Sister Mary Lisa Renfer, serving as medical director at the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is her dream job. ‘I didn’t think you could be a sister and a doctor. Turns out you can.’

Liberty University football team realizes Falwell’s winning vision, but at what cost?

By Jonathan Merritt — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — Liberty is one of three teams in the running for the NCAA’s top tier playoffs.

Martin Luther’s pandemic advice goes viral — 500 years later

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 20, 2020

CHICAGO (RNS) — Luther’s advice was the subject of a lunch-and-learn session hosted Friday on Zoom by Good Shepherd Church, a congregation in suburban Naperville affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

As hurricanes belt Honduras, Christian aid group fights not just water but corruption

By Alejandra Molina — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — As Honduras also grapples with the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Association for a More Just Society expects that the aftermath of the storms will send residents further into poverty.

Mormon prophet says to ‘flood social media’ with gratitude’ this Thanksgiving week

By Jana Riess — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — “Counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems,” LDS President Nelson said.

Stay home, evangelical medical organization tells churches as COVID spreads

By Bob Smietana — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — A leading association of evangelical doctors says in-person church ‘should not become an idol by itself.’

US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable

By Thomas Reese — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — At their fall meeting, the American Catholic bishops failed to communicate that they understood the startling report’s implications.

Faith leaders can help end COVID-19 pandemic by promoting vaccination

By Julie Schonfeld — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — Clergy need to seek advice from professionals and listen to our communities’ concerns.

Vatican and US join to condemn rising anti-Semitism

By Claire Giangravé — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — The event coincided with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the occupied West Bank in the company of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ranin Karim, woman in Carl Lentz’s alleged affair, seeks ‘closure’ in GMA interview

By Paul O'Donnell — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — ‘When you give somebody so much power, they become God to people,’ Ranin Karim told GMA. ‘People look at Carl like he’s God.’

Adam Taylor succeeds Jim Wallis as Sojourners president  

By Bob Smietana — November 19, 2020

(RNS) — Founder Jim Wallis will step away as the organization’s president and take a new role at Georgetown University.

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