(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.
(RNS) — The normally simple, normally unconscious act of drawing breath has come to define the United States’ most pressing problems. What the world’s faith traditions have to say about the meaning of our first act as humans.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As Californians once again reckon with their statues of Serra, Native people and Indigenous scholars say it’s time for their voices to be heard and their existence to be recognized.
(RNS) — The basic principle we all celebrate on Independence Day, the consent of the governed, has long been broken in two by the color line.
(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.
(RNS) — Frederick Douglass’ July 5 speech in 1852 is a still relevant indictment of America’s habit of championing freedom while failing to measure up to democratic ideals on race.
(RNS) — Highlights of a forthcoming study, which looks at racism, biblical interpretation and church cultures, may indicate a long struggle ahead.
(RNS) — Through a series of crises, church leaders have had to navigate how to meet people’s needs while keeping their volunteers safe.
(RNS) — The filmmaker, lawyer and civil rights activist talks about her debut book, ‘See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.’
(RNS) – Thousands of organizations and individuals have signed onto statements in support of the minority lawyers, who face possible life sentences over charges of setting fire to an empty police vehicle.
(RNS) — Today the Evangelical Covenant Church that commissioned Warner Sallman's portrait of Christ is creating art that reflects the beauty and diversity of God’s Kingdom.
(RNS) — One of only four female rabbis in France, Delphine Horvilleur calls herself a storyteller, and one who believes that ‘God has a good sense of humor.’
(RNS) — We need to support Black families to keep them together and prevent generation after generation of children from achieving their full potential.
(RNS) — “When someone looks different, that is not the time to ask a bunch of personal questions. It’s a time to say, ‘Welcome. Thank you so much for coming,’” says Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Elon University.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘We cannot say that immigrant lives matter, if we can’t say that Black Lives Matter.’