Volcanic eruption in Caribbean prompts Baptist church meals, relief agency supplies
(RNS) — A local pastor and international relief agencies plan to assist St. Vincent residents with physical and spiritual needs during what is expected to be a long recovery.
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Planned Parenthood announces new clergy advocacy board members, many from red states
Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’
(RNS) — ‘People came out and voted in every mechanism, and they want to stop people from voting,’ said the son of the civil rights leader. ‘That’s unconscionable.’
A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’
(RNS) — Her prayer makes me uneasy, but may help me see why Chanequa Walker-Barnes may hate someone like me.
Why some Christians want Target to stop carrying a bestselling book of prayers
(RNS) — Editor Sarah Bessey and other contributors to ‘A Rhythm of Prayer’ responded to the backlash with a statement Thursday evening (April 8), saying critics are missing the point of the prayer.
AME church delays boycott of Georgia companies, plans protest at Masters Tournament
(RNS) — The faith leaders say they will wait at least until an AME bishop meets with the heads of several companies next week.
Black and Asian Christian leaders discuss role of church in fighting racism
(RNS) — ‘Our oppression is linked together, but also our liberation is connected at the same time,’ said the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Tony Evans: On male leadership, grieving his wife and correcting Kirk Franklin
(RNS) — Pastor Tony Evans of Dallas says ‘there is a lead role that God has called men to take and own, and we shouldn’t shy away from that.’
William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians
(RNS) — Barber’s appearance served to recognize Christians in the Palestinian liberation movement, which some American evangelicals paint as an apocalyptic conflict between Christians and Muslims.
Lil Nas X is inviting the Black church in with ‘Montero’
(RNS) — ‘Montero’ is the anthem of a Black gay man roaring back from years of self-hate caused by anti-LGBTQ+ theologies. As a queer child of the Black church, it’s an anthem that resonates with me.
Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin speaks of mateless future, says he’s ‘got joy’
(RNS) — McClurkin told TV One of ‘We Fall Down,’ a song whose lyrics continue, ‘but we get up’: ‘I was singing it because it related to me.’
On this Good Friday, let us reflect on the 7 last words of George Floyd
(RNS) — This year’s Good Friday is especially poignant for African Americans as it comes in the middle of the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin for the gruesome killing of George Floyd.
AME church to boycott Coca-Cola, other companies unless they do more to fight Georgia election law
(RNS) — Other Black Christian groups are also planning to join the effort to force major companies to fight voting restrictions nationwide.
At second Easter under pandemic rules, Christians glimpse church’s future
(RNS) — The pandemic has ‘redefined for me what church is going to be like and what the definition of membership is,’ said one pastor in North Carolina.