(RNS) — But even for those churches that have reopened, services likely don’t look like they did before COVID-19 upended everyday life in the United States.
(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes the passing of two civil rights leaders, the controversial conversion of the Hagia Sophia back into a Muslim place of worship, and more.
(RNS) — Churches that have space and ample Wi-Fi may turn their buildings into remote learning sites for students whose schools aren't open in person.
(RNS) — ‘We moved from snow day mentality to marathon mentality now,’ said pastor and church consultant Rob Dyer.
(RNS) — The Christian advocacy group called the Florida congressman's 'non-apology' insufficient, in a statement to Religion News Service on July 23.
(RNS) — The Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, lead by Rabbi Ariel Stone, has been downtown since the protests began 55 days ago, supporting the people on the street and providing a daily witness.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Rev. Tim Blackmon describes what he believes to be a clash of cultures between his ‘Dutch upbringing’ and the ‘deeply religious and very Midwestern culture of Wheaton College.’
(RNS) — Movement chaplains are providing spiritual and emotional care to activists before, during and after a protest or demonstration.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘These small battles, these seemingly important skirmishes, risk losing the war,’ Vatican official Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said. ‘We are either all saved, or no one is.’
(RNS) — One parent whose daughter tested positive after attending the Christian camp in early July said she’d heard of at least 80 other campers who tested positive for the virus.
(RNS) — ‘Within seconds, there’s flash-bangs at my feet, and we’re surrounded by tear gas. It was really disconcerting to realize how fast it happened, with no warning and no real reason.’
(RNS) — The bill would repeal Trump’s travel bans against several African and Muslim-majority countries and restrict the president’s authority to enact such blanket immigration restrictions.
(RNS) — Prosecutors have added a hate crime charge against a man accused of striking a 61-year-old Sikh man with his car and leaving him for dead almost three months ago.
(RNS) — This month’s Supreme Court ruling established that any religious school teacher who performs a religious function is beyond the reach of civil rights protections accorded to other workers.
(RNS) — ‘What we saw between January and June was that 13 million people in America, who were previously really engaging meaningfully with Scripture, no longer were, and that was a serious drop-off,’ said John Plake of the American Bible Society.