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Martin Luther’s pandemic advice goes viral — 500 years later

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 20, 2020

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.

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Five faith facts about former President Barack Obama’s new book: ‘A Promised Land’

By Adelle M. Banks — November 18, 2020

(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

By Adelle M. Banks — November 13, 2020

(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

By Yonat Shimron — November 12, 2020

(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’

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Roxanne Stone — November 11, 2020

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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 11, 2020

(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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 4, 2020

(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

By Alejandra Molina — November 4, 2020

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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 2, 2020

(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

By Adelle M. Banks — October 27, 2020

(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

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 27, 2020

(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

By Claire Galofaro — October 22, 2020

(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

By Nomi Stolzenberg — October 19, 2020

(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.

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