Spokane City Council denounces mayor for appearance with Christian nationalists

By Cassy Benefield — September 27, 2023
SPOKANE, Wash. (FāVS News) — Local religious leaders were troubled by Sean Feucht’s Christian nationalist ties. But it was the mayor’s appearance on stage praying with former lawmaker Matt Shea that took up more space in the city council’s resolution.
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We are defeating global poverty. Congress could set us back.

By David Beckmann — September 25, 2023
(RNS) — Far-right Republicans are insisting on deep cuts in domestic and international poverty programs — though we have ample evidence both are working.

National Association of Evangelicals launches test to assess, foster racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — September 25, 2023
(RNS) — ‘We didn't really want to recreate the wheel,’ said NAE’s new racial justice and reconciliation expert. ‘We wanted to bridge a gap that was existing.’

National Cathedral windows shift from themes of Confederacy to racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — September 23, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'There is a lot of work yet to be done to confront systemic racism,' said cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith.

The increasingly perilous lot of the pilgrim shows us all the path on climate

By Marqus Cole — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — People of faith can help bend the curve on emissions.

Suspended UMC Latina bishop found not guilty on all charges

By Yonat Shimron — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, a leader of the California-Nevada Conference, or region, of the United Methodist Church, will return to her role after an 18-month suspension.

From Rockettes to Riverside: Senior minister Adriene Thorne leads NYC church

By Adelle M. Banks — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I love bringing dancers that I know into the space,’ she said. ‘We had some at my installation.’

Beloved N.C. Baptist charity leader steps down over alleged misuse of $89,000 in donations

By Bob Smietana — September 21, 2023
(RNS) — Michael Blackwell, who had led the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina since 1983, spent tens of thousands of dollars in the past three years on personal expenses and used charitable funds to buy his wife a car, according to a forensic audit.

ELCA hears from Indigenous boarding school survivor ahead of National Day of Remembrance

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is one of several mainline denominations reckoning with the role they played in the federal boarding school system.

Jerry Falwell’s legal battle with Liberty University — and his brother — escalates

By Bob Smietana and Jack Jenkins — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — In an amended complaint filed in federal court last week, Falwell Jr. alleged several board members diverted university funds to private causes and overlooked sexual misconduct by former leaders.

From exorcist to monster: How Hollywood has recast Catholicism

By Tyler Huckabee — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — The latest movie in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise reflects horror’s loss of faith in faith.

Suspended UMC Latina bishop accused of financial malfeasance and retaliation

By Yonat Shimron — September 19, 2023
(RNS) — The trial of Bishop Minerva Carcaño is a first for a United Methodist bishop.

Despite remaining leaderless, SBC Executive Committee says it had ‘most unified meeting in some time’

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — An unexpected withdrawal marks the second time this year that a nomination for leader of the Executive Committee has fallen apart.
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