Catholic bishops split on how to deal with Biden
(RNS) — Archbishop Jose Gomez, as president of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, tried to speak for all the bishops. He ended up creating more controversy.
The civil religious cleansing of Washington
Kamala Harris can show Americans how we share our faiths
Amanda Gorman, my grandma and the Black tears we cried
(RNS) — ‘We been in a rut, and we been in a rut for a long time now, but history is being made today,’ Grandma said to me on the phone as she watched the inauguration.
As bad as the 1776 Commission’s report is the ‘heroes’ garden that goes with it
(RNS) — The National Garden does the same work as the 1776 Commission report, only visually and spatially.
Top Mormon leaders get Covid vaccine and urge church members to do the same. Will they?
Some members are not happy that the LDS Church is taking a very public stand in favor of Covid-19 vaccinations.
Want your kids to follow in your faith? Take a page from religious conservatives.
(RNS) — The children of religious conservatives retain their faith as adults, in part at least because the parents talk to them about God.
Healing and unity? Not yet
(RNS) — There is such a thing as ‘cheap grace.’ This is precisely not the time for it.
The end of the pro-Christian presidency of Donald Trump
(RNS) — No president in American history has so overtly devoted himself to appealing to evangelical Christians. It wasn’t enough.
This MLK Day, white evangelicals again have a choice to make on racial justice
(RNS) — Those who wish to learn from MLK’s legacy must also ask if they are willing to listen to the modern-day prophets of racial justice.
What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going
(RNS) — What we celebrate on Martin Luther King Day is not the overcoming, but the struggle.
Twitter’s ‘cancelation’ of free speech isn’t a legal question, it’s a moral one
(RNS) — In the Talmud, the repository of Jewish wisdom, the operative principle is: ‘Evil speech kills.’
Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta
(The Conversation) — One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition which formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.
Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence?
The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.