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Moms of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin portrayed in new book

By Adelle M. Banks — January 15, 2021

(RNS) — The book by Anna Malaika Tubbs about Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin provides details of their lives of faith, discipline and sacrifice.

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Joanne Rogers, widow of ‘Mr. Rogers,’ dead at age 92

By Adelle M. Banks — January 14, 2021

(RNS) — The longtime partner of Fred Rogers continued aiding organizations in Pittsburgh — where her husband’s program was produced — as recently as last year.

Don’t impeach Trump. Shun him.

By Thomas Reese — January 12, 2021

(RNS) — Shunning — or its Catholic counterpart, excommunication — is the religious equivalent of amputation. It is an extreme measure to protect the community from infection.

How House chaplain calmed tense hours in besieged Capitol with prayers for ‘God’s covering’

By Jack Jenkins — January 9, 2021

(RNS) — As a mob overtook the Capitol and the work of lawmakers ground to a halt, Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben’s work began in earnest.

Hillsong Dallas pastors, who helped start NYC location with Carl Lentz, resign

By Roxanne Stone — January 5, 2021

(RNS) — The couple’s resignation comes amid months of turmoil and scrutiny for the global megachurch.

LA’s Skid Row doesn’t need Sean Feucht’s ‘revival’

By Shane Claiborne, David Gibbons, Stephen Cue Jn-Marie — December 31, 2020

(RNS) — If Feucht really cared about the people on Skid Row, he would support efforts to contain the virus instead of holding a maskless concert in a tent city.

What to expect on the religious scene in 2021: Experts cast their sights on the year ahead

By Yonat Shimron — December 31, 2020

(RNS) — We asked scholars, faith leaders, activists and other experts to reflect on some of the issues they’ve seen on the religious landscape and what they anticipate for 2021.

The top Jewish stories of 2020

By A. James Rudin — December 30, 2020

(RNS) — As for all the world, COVID-19 dominated Jewish life in 2020, but not all the news in the Jewish world was about the virus — and even some events driven by the pandemic were not without a silver lining.

5 nurses share their pandemic holiday plans —  and their hopes people take the virus seriously

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — December 24, 2020

(RNS) — ‘It pains me because I think when this all dies down and we get back to Mass, there will be a lot of empty pews,’ said one nurse, who has worked at a hard-hit nursing home throughout the pandemic.

Why NBA star Kyrie Irving was burning sage before a game with the Celtics

By Bob Smietana, Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — December 21, 2020

(RNS) — NBA star Kyrie Irving, who has Native American roots, burned sage during a warmup in a practice known as smudging.

‘We out’: Charlie Dates on why his church is leaving the SBC over rejection of critical race theory

By Charlie Dates — December 18, 2020

(RNS) — I had to tell my church I was wrong. There is no such thing as ‘the Old Southern Baptists.’ Conservatism is, and has always been, the god of the SBC.

Ron Lindner, professional angler who inspired many with his fishing and faith, dies at age 86

By Emily McFarlan Miller — December 16, 2020

(RNS) — At his brother’s funeral earlier this month, Al Lindner said many people may not realize how deeply he had studied the Bible.

Five years later, Larycia Hawkins’ canceling foreshadowed evangelicals under Trump

By Linda Midgett — December 16, 2020

(RNS) — In a 2015 Facebook post, the Wheaton professor announced her intent to wear a hijab as an act of ‘embodied solidarity’ with Muslim women, and lost nearly everything.

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