Martin Luther King Jr. faith events continue in time of COVID-19 and Capitol chaos
(RNS) — Many online gatherings that mark King’s birthday and the holiday in his honor will apply his messages to the current crises the country is facing.
Moms of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin portrayed in new book
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta
LA clergy look to hold city officials responsible for allowing Sean Feucht’s Skid Row event
(RNS) — On Wednesday (Jan. 13), Clergy for Black Lives hosted a virtual news conference on Zoom to condemn the ‘white supremacist violence and heretical Christian prophecy’ in the nation’s capital and in downtown LA.
Biden taps Delaware AME pastor to offer benediction at inauguration
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A longtime confidant of the Biden family, Silvester S. Beaman, made headlines when he was featured in a 2020 Trump campaign ad.
James Clyburn to propose designating ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ as the national hymn
(RNS) — The Democratic congressman from South Carolina said elevating the hymn — often described as the unofficial ‘Black national anthem’ — could be an act of healing.
From the Capitol to critical race theory, white Christians grieve declining hegemony
(RNS) — Connecting the spectacle at the Capitol with the SBC seminary presidents’ statements is the effort to sustain white supremacy.
Southern Baptist leaders meet after critical race theory document caused controversy
(RNS) — African American leaders and seminary presidents said they had an ‘honest and open conversation’ during the virtual meeting earlier in the week.
Prominent bishop of AME Zion Church suspended, faces financial accusations
(RNS) — A longtime ecumenical leader, Powell has been ordered to not represent the AME Zion Church in civic or ecumenical organizations.
Russell Moore, Justin Giboney warn that conspiracies must be confronted with truth
(RNS) — Both urged religious people to rise above the rhetoric that helped lead to the riot at the Capitol.
Pixar adviser and theologian Suzan Johnson Cook on how they came to define ‘soul’ in the film
(RNS) — ‘I’m a faith leader, so I wanted to make sure my definition wasn’t too strong, and (Pixar’s) definition wasn’t too weak,’ the minister and former ambassador said.
SBC leader Russell Moore to Trump: Time to leave. ‘People are dead’
(RNS) — Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and an outspoken ‘Never Trumper,’ called for the president to leave.
Truth over power: It is past time for the church to speak plainly about the election
(RNS) — The ongoing protest of the election is not about a search for truth; it is an attempt to shape truth to suit the desires of the powerful.
Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals
(RNS) — Warnock and Biden are in the vanguard of the Democrats’ evolution toward engagement on spiritual matters.
Warnock, pastor and politician, has role models who did both
(RNS) — It would not be the first time an ordained member of the clergy has chosen to take on the political life of Capitol.