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Martin Luther King Jr.’s hard words for white Christians

By Robert P. Jones — January 17, 2022
(RNS) — King’s exasperation at self-satisfied white Christians holds up a mirror that is still painfully accurate today.
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What we won’t hear on Martin Luther King Day, and what we need to hear

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — January 17, 2022
(RNS) — Our memory of King's so-called 'Dream' speech has been reduced to sanitized soundbites.

George O. Wood, dead at 80, remembered as ‘door-opener’ in leadership of AG

By Erica Ramirez — January 16, 2022
(RNS) — The longtime general superintendent of the Assembles of God saw the Pentecostal denomination to its highest levels of membership and promoted the leadership of women and minorities.

Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun

By Krutika Pathi and Ashok Sharma — January 15, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church.

House of Intuition founders want you to tap into your ‘inner magic’

By Alejandra Molina — January 14, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — In 'Your Intuition Led You Here,' Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas advise readers on how to find their own inner magic.

Bad luck: Pope acknowledges he got caught at record store

By Nicole Winfield — January 14, 2022
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has long lamented that he can’t walk around town unnoticed like he used to before becoming pope. But he seems to have nevertheless kept his sense of humor after he was caught on camera making an unannounced visit to a Rome record shop this week. Francis wrote a note to […]

Supreme Court to hear case of praying ex-football coach

By Associated Press — January 14, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear the case of a former Seattle-area football coach who was removed from his job because he refused to stop praying on the field. Former Bremerton High School coach Joe Kennedy’s lawyers say the religious beliefs of their client, who is Christian, “compelled him to […]

New book examines the religious lives of people without homes

By Yonat Shimron — January 14, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Susan Dunlap's 'Shelter Theology' describes the faith of people living in a homeless shelter, many of whom believe God guides and blesses them.

Black faith leaders’ proud legacy on civil rights should include LGBTQ rights

By Sabrina E. Dent — January 14, 2022
(RNS) — Black Christians know too well how discrimination can hide behind appeals to religious freedom.

As Pope Francis’ critics vent their anger, what comes out is vaccine disinformation

By Phyllis Zagano — January 14, 2022
(RNS) — The number of Catholics alike ignoring church teachings demonstrates a large leak in the barque of Peter.

King’s last full year of life: Protest, praise, ire, incarceration

By Adelle M. Banks — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — King drew criticism from Billy Graham, who told journalists that he thought King was wrong to link anti-war efforts with the civil rights movement.

Jon Meacham, Bishop Michael Curry discuss religion, politics and insurrection

By Jack Jenkins — January 13, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The two Episcopalian thinkers discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection, the role of faith and the future of politics.

Stay alive in the meantime: Notes at the top of 2022

By Danté Stewart — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — To be completely honest, I thought this year would begin not with questions but with resolutions.
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