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The right’s attacks on critical race theory are an attempt to hijack history in schools — again

By Kathleen Wellman — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Teaching about race challenges a preferred story about an unproblematic America.
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Sarah Davis, daughter of Ravi Zacharias, to start new ministry. Critics worry it is RZIM 2.0.

By Bob Smietana — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Davis has apologized for past failures in responding to allegations about her father's misconduct. It's not clear if RZIM funds will be used for the new ministry.

For 250th anniversary of Asbury crossing, a tour of America’s historic Methodist churches

By Kit Doyle — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Religion News Service selected a variety of historic Methodist churches to highlight during the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury's arrival in America.

Who will lead the SBC forward? The messengers. They already are.

By Matt Henslee — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — The SBC is not run by elites but by ordinary pastors, Sunday school teachers, missionaries and music directors. They are already taking the helm.

250 years ago, Methodism came to the US. These 3 churches show how it spread.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Here is a glimpse of how Methodism spread after Francis Asbury’s arrival, told through the stories of three historic churches across the country.

Methodist racial history recalled on 250th anniversary of Asbury’s US arrival

By Adelle M. Banks — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Francis Asbury’s role in helping develop Methodism in America,’ one expert said, ‘is one of those factors that gave birth to the Black Christian experience in Philadelphia.’

If faith leaders want to reach Gen Z, meet them in the streets 

By Josh Packard — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — New data show that 20% of ‘very religious’ young people say they engage in acts of protest on a daily basis. 

Mike Stone files lawsuit against SBC rival Russell Moore

By Bob Smietana — October 20, 2021
(RNS) — Stone claims that Moore cost him the SBC presidency.

Lawmakers join faith leaders to voice support for ‘Build Back Better’ package

By Jack Jenkins — October 20, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended provisions such as the child tax credit, saying lawmakers should ‘make sure that all children have the opportunity that they deserve — they’re all blessings containing their spark of divinity.’

Voting rights demonstration leads to faith leaders’ arrests outside White House

By Jack Jenkins — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Among the detained were the Rev. Jamal Bryant, Rabbi David Saperstein and actress Alyssa Milano.

North Park University faculty say president created a ‘toxic climate’ on race

By Yonat Shimron — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — More than half of North Park University's students are people of color but many of them don't graduate. Faculty say the president of the university has been hostile to them.

Can anyone lead the Southern Baptist Convention forward?

By Bob Smietana — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Ronnie Floyd joins a growing list of SBC leaders who resigned due to controversy.

Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

By Kathryn Post — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Nearly 100 companies earned a low average score of 33.6 out of 100.
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