The story of Emmett Till is the story of America

By Robert P. Jones — August 29, 2023
(RNS) — If we trace the historical stream further back, we can see, in Emmett Till’s story, America’s oldest struggles. Indeed, the land itself testifies to the cultural world in which Till’s murder was conceivable.

White Christians think too many people see racism when it’s not there, new survey finds

By Bob Smietana — August 28, 2023
(RNS) — A new survey from Pew Research revealed once again how deeply divided religious Americans are when it comes to matters of race.

The radical, irreverent and inclusive religion of Burning Man

By Kathryn Post — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — 'Perhaps our presence can give people the sense that religion doesn’t need to be as judgmental or scary or exclusionary as they might experience it,' said John Brett, who helps lead the Religious AF camp at Burning Man.

ReAwaken America is back. So is the right wing roadshow’s antisemitic rant.

By Nathan Empsall — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — The potential for violence might be ReAwaken America’s biggest threat.

An online assembly attempts to correct March on Washington gender gap

By Yonat Shimron — August 24, 2023
(RNS) — None of the speeches at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom were delivered by women. The “She Speaks” online assembly is intended to lift up the voices of women fighting for racial justice.

Sean Feucht event sparks political controversy in eastern Washington

By Jack Jenkins — August 23, 2023
(RNS) — Critics have expressed outrage that Spokane’s mayor attended the Christian nationalist event while wildfires raged in the region.

More than 100 chaplains urge Texans not to hire school chaplains

By Jack Jenkins — August 22, 2023
(RNS) — Texas school districts have until March 1 of next year to decide whether to hire school chaplains.

Robert Jones’ new book roots white supremacy in 500-year-old papal decree

By Yonat Shimron — August 22, 2023
(RNS) — The Doctrine of Discovery shaped the way America’s white, European Christian settlers saw themselves and their mission and gave rise to uncontrollable outbursts of violence.

Women at the first March on Washington: a secretary, a future bishop and a marshal

By Adelle M. Banks — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — ‘You wanted to present your best selves,’ recalled Bishop Vashti McKenzie, who was 16 at the time. ‘There was no one in jeans and T-shirts that I recall.’

Meet the South Austin parish leaving ACNA for the Episcopal Church

By Kathryn Post — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — If you ask the Rev. Shawn McCain Tirres, the story of Resurrection Anglican Church is much more about a local church than denominational politics.

Chanequa Walker-Barnes calls care of self vital to caring for others

By Adelle M. Banks — August 15, 2023
(RNS) — In her new book, ‘Sacred Self-Care: Daily Practices for Nurturing Our Whole Selves,’ she describes, how to live with healthy habits, wise speech and regular laughter.

Pastor indicted alongside Trump in Georgia election meddling case

By Jack Jenkins — August 15, 2023
(RNS) — The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor is charged with attempting to influence witnesses and conspiring to solicit false statements and writings, all as part of an effort to influence an election worker.

Episcopal bishop’s family accuses denomination of mishandling abuse allegations

By Kathryn Post — August 11, 2023
(RNS) — Nivedhan and Eklan Singh shared allegations of physical abuse, alcoholism and emotional abuse against their father, Prince Singh, an Episcopal bishop in Michigan.

Christian nationalism’s opponents are getting organized

By Jack Jenkins — August 11, 2023
(RNS) — Faith groups are teaming up with liberal secular organizations to combat the ideology, which they say is a threat to democracy — and, for many, their religion.

United Methodist pastors feel worse and worry more than a decade ago

By Bob Smietana — August 10, 2023
(RNS) — Half have trouble sleeping, a third feel depressed and isolated, half are obese, and three-quarters are worried about money, according to a new study.
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