(RNS) — As artists and celebrities black out their social media profiles in honor of George Floyd, take the opportunity to learn from these black racial justice advocates.
(RNS) — In a Pentecost Sunday address, he referred to the protests wracking the country as ‘the inevitable reflex of a people who cannot breathe because their life is being systematically snuffed out.’
(RNS) — Too many white evangelicals are silent about the death of George Floyd and the racial divide of the American church.
(RNS) — ‘He was like the OG of the neighborhood and made sure that we were welcomed in ... in the Bible we call it a ‘person of peace.’ He helped us and allowed us to operate in his neighborhood.’
(RNS) — I'm numb. The kind of numb that doesn't mean you can't feel anything but that you feel all the things at once and don't know how to name it or what to do about it.
(RNS) — ‘Every weekend, we are cooking to take food to socialize,’ Teresia Wambugu said. ‘Now, we’re not going anywhere. But for some people that’s good. We had forgotten about God. Families weren’t eating together. Now, they are home like a family.’
(RNS) — Although the relief fund will end at the end of the month, the initiative will transition to regional, city and state-based ‘Churches Helping Churches’ efforts.
(RNS) — ‘I would challenge all people of faith to become educated about the weaponizing of black skin in American culture,’ said the Rev. Otis Moss III.
(RNS) — ‘Singing together is a big deal,’ said a Philadelphia pastor.
(RNS) — Christian denominational and church leaders have sent a letter to every member of Congress calling voting a ‘sacred right.’
(RNS) — As the coronavirus continues to upend daily life in the United States, churches and Christian leaders are finding ways to relieve anxious kids and overwhelmed parents online.
(RNS) — Here’s a sampling of 10 voices who, across racial and ideological lines, reacted to the video and demanded justice for Arbery’s death.
(RNS) — ‘This is definitely new territory,’ said an associate minister in rural South Carolina. ‘We’ve learned to do things that we never thought we’d do.’
(RNS) — ‘We regard this pandemic as a grave threat to the health and life of our people,’ they said.
(RNS) — In previous studies, researchers found pastors were more skeptical of human-caused climate change.