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Martin Luther King Jr. faith events continue in time of COVID-19 and Capitol chaos

By Adelle M. Banks, Alejandra Molina — January 15, 2021

(RNS) — Many online gatherings that mark King’s birthday and the holiday in his honor will apply his messages to the current crises the country is facing.

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Pixar adviser and theologian Suzan Johnson Cook on how they came to define ‘soul’ in the film

By Adelle M. Banks — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — ‘I’m a faith leader, so I wanted to make sure my definition wasn’t too strong, and (Pixar’s) definition wasn’t too weak,’ the minister and former ambassador said.

How the Capitol police privileged white rage

By Jacqui Lewis — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — When Black-led groups protest, the Capitol police don’t open barriers for us or gently point the way.

As chaos hits Capitol, two forms of faith on display

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Hiding in the balcony while a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, at least one lawmaker led her fellow members of Congress in prayer.

Six blocks from DC protests, fighting hate with faith

By Karen Brau, Amy Butler — January 5, 2021

(RNS) — We are facing a moment like those in which Dr. King said that silence is betrayal.

The US can help Israel and Palestinians reach a just peace

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, Mae Elise Cannon — January 4, 2021

(RNS) — Our newly elected leaders need to take such constructive steps if we are ever truly going to find lasting peace.

Sheriff: Pastor dead, 2 hurt in shooting at Texas church

By Associated Press — January 3, 2021

(AP) — Finding a man hiding in a church bathroom, the pastor drew a gun and ordered the man to stop, the sheriff said, but the man grabbed the weapon and began shooting with it.

RNS reporters on the big stories they expect to cover in 2021

By RNS staff — January 1, 2021

(RNS) — How will America’s religious landscape recover from 2020 and who will lead faith issues in new directions in the new year?

Faith leaders and religion influencers who died in 2020

By Adelle M. Banks — December 29, 2020

(RNS) — Losses in the religion world included people known for their contributions to preaching, civil rights or music.

A prayer for a more just, inclusive future for LGBTQ folks in 2021

By Roland Stringfellow — December 28, 2020

(RNS) — Protecting all people, no matter who they love, is the first step to going into the future together.

After Middle Church fire, advice from houses of worship that have survived disaster

By Adelle M. Banks — December 15, 2020

(RNS) — ‘Document everything. Cross every T. Dot every I,’ says an African Methodist Episcopal pastor whose Tennessee church building was hit by a tornado.

Cleveland club restores our faith that we — and baseball — have the power to change

By John C. Dorhauer — December 15, 2020

(RNS) — Chief Wahoo bought into the fiction that white people somehow honored Indigenous peoples by adopting them as mascots.

Episcopal Diocese of Chicago elects the Rev. Paula Clark, its first Black and first female bishop

By Emily McFarlan Miller — December 14, 2020

(RNS) — Clark, a native of Washington, D.C., is canon to the ordinary and chief of staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

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