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At March for Life, a mix of triumph and apprehension

By Jack Jenkins — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Organizers condemned the presence of people affiliated with America First, whose leader is widely decried as a white nationalist.
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George O. Wood, dead at 80, remembered as ‘door-opener’ in leadership of AG

By Erica Ramirez — January 16, 2022
(RNS) — The longtime general superintendent of the Assembles of God saw the Pentecostal denomination to its highest levels of membership and promoted the leadership of women and minorities.

Supreme Court to hear case of praying ex-football coach

By Associated Press — January 14, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear the case of a former Seattle-area football coach who was removed from his job because he refused to stop praying on the field. Former Bremerton High School coach Joe Kennedy’s lawyers say the religious beliefs of their client, who is Christian, “compelled him to […]

New book examines the religious lives of people without homes

By Yonat Shimron — January 14, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Susan Dunlap's 'Shelter Theology' describes the faith of people living in a homeless shelter, many of whom believe God guides and blesses them.

King’s last full year of life: Protest, praise, ire, incarceration

By Adelle M. Banks — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — King drew criticism from Billy Graham, who told journalists that he thought King was wrong to link anti-war efforts with the civil rights movement.

Scholar: America is still reacting to the religious right, in more ways than one

By Jack Jenkins — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — The shadow of the religious right is long, and may be hindering the ability of modern-day Christian conservatives to stifle radicalism.

At Milwaukee church, refugees find welcome from a less suspicious time

By Bob Smietana — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — At a diverse multi-ethnic church, refugees and immigrants find a home at a time when many evangelicals view newcomers with suspicion.

On Jan. 6, vigils recall the insurrection with competing narratives

By Jack Jenkins — January 7, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — From calls to pass voting rights legislation to assertions that those charged in connection with the insurrection are being mistreated, vigils remembered the attack on the U.S. Capitol differently.

Remembering Jan. 6 on its ‘anniversary’ is not enough

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — The frightening realities exposed on that day should have our constant attention.

Anti-vaxxism is the latest in America’s esoteric religions

By Mark Silk — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — As opposed to the exoteric religion of public health.

For dying congregations, a ‘replant’ can offer new life

By Bob Smietana — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — As congregations become smaller and smaller, some are being ‘replanted’ by applying the lessons from start-up congregations to older, dying churches.

With child tax credit stance, Manchin runs afoul of former faith allies

By Jack Jenkins — January 5, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The senator’s support for work requirements puts him at odds with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals, among other faith groups.

Deconstruction is a valid Christian practice. Ask Martin Luther.

By Andre Henry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — Deconstruction has long been seen as a healthy expression of Christian faithfulness.
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