Martin Luther’s pandemic advice goes viral — 500 years later
CHICAGO (RNS) — Luther’s advice was the subject of a lunch-and-learn session hosted Friday on Zoom by Good Shepherd Church, a congregation in suburban Naperville affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
William Bobby McClain, leader in United Methodist Church and civil rights movement, dies at 82
Chicago church releases a beer for Advent — and the end of the world
Five faith facts about former President Barack Obama’s new book: ‘A Promised Land’
(RNS) — Obama mentions his ‘broader skepticism toward organized religion’ but says he often turned to private prayer.
Fauci and Collins dispense Thanksgiving COVID-19 advice at cathedral forum
(RNS) — Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci advised weighing the risks. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said he’s skipping the family gathering this year.
Study: Multiracial churches growing, but racial unity may be elusive
(RNS) — Diversity is a one-way street, the new study found. In nearly all cases, Blacks are joining mostly white congregations. Few whites join predominantly Black churches.
Amid cries for church unity post-election, some Christians say ‘Not so fast’
NEW YORK (RNS) — After a polarizing presidential election, Christian leaders are urging believers of all political convictions to find common ground in their faith.
‘You can’t just jump to hope’: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on healing after the election
(RNS) — Curry spoke to Religion News Service about what divides the United States, what people of faith can do to help bridge those divisions and why he believes healing is possible.
Vote, pray, wait: Faith leaders reassure congregations, call for full vote count as election remains uncertain
(RNS) — Clergy, houses of worship and faith-based organizations have been preparing their members for a long wait for election results.
Closed for months by COVID-19, church reopens to provide respite on Election Day
PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) — The leadership at All Saints, a church with a long history of progressive activism, decided that opening the building to the public and parishioners was ‘a way for them to be in community.’
Election stress? Check out these spiritual self-care activities designed for the day
(RNS) — Take a break from ‘doomscrolling’ and join a prayer vigil, a guided meditation, a poetry reading or even a sing-along.
Three church coalitions in the Deep South partner to urge racial reconciliation — and justice
(RNS) — An Alabama pastor said groups already meeting in ‘notorious slave-trading cities in the past’ decided to encourage churches in other cities to take actions toward unity.
Poll chaplains plan to bring a ‘prayerful presence’ to precincts this Election Day
(RNS) — The New Georgia Project is one of several groups training clergy to be precinct chaplains this Election Day at polling places across the country.
Inside the church at the heart of the Louisville’s Breonna Taylor protests
(AP) — The church has for months played a background role in the protest movement in a downtown square in honor of the medical technician killed by police in her home.
Religious identity and Supreme Court justices — a brief history
(THE CONVERSATION) — Religion has always played a strong role in shaping the composition of the United States Supreme Court. The specific nature of that influence, however, has changed over time.