Two more leave church sanctuary as immigration policies ease
(RNS) — The two are the latest beneficiaries of new Biden administration guidelines that restrain ICE from arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants who do not pose a threat to public safety.
Palestinian President Abbas gives Christians outsize voice in new legislature
Are you glad that Rush Limbaugh is dead?
The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy
(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.
Poor People’s Campaign meets with Joe Manchin, vows to protest for $15 minimum wage
(RNS) — ‘We are trying to get (Manchin) to live up to what he was told when he was a kid: If you have all these blessings, then you can share your blessings,’ said Jean Evansmore, a West Virginia resident.
As US refocuses anti-extremism programs on far right, many Muslims still oppose them
(RNS) — After the Capitol attack, the Biden White House called for countering violent extremism programs to shift to a focus on white supremacists. But Muslim groups say the programs are still a waste of resources.
As Biden floats immigration plan, Edith Espinal leaves 3-year stint in sanctuary
(RNS) — The 43-year-old Mexican native was allowed to go home on the same day President Joe Biden unveiled his immigration overhaul to Congress.
Rush Limbaugh, who shaped conservative Christian politics on the radio, has died
(RNS) — The provocative radio host thanked God for the blessings in his life during his last days.
When religion was present — and notably absent — at the impeachment trial
WASHINGTON (RNS) — At one point, Rep. Madeleine Dean led her fellow Democratic House managers in a prayer: ‘May God grant success to the work of our hands.’
France fights hold of Islamist radicals with dragnets, laws
(RNS) — The proposed legislation is intended to re-anchor secularism in a France where Muslims are increasingly visible and Islam is gaining a stronger voice.
Biden signs executive order reestablishing White House faith office
(RNS) — The order reappoints Melissa Rogers, who headed the office under President Barack Obama.
Amy Coney Barrett joins liberal justices to stay execution, grant inmate’s pastor access
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The result hinted at Barrett’s broader approach to religious liberty.
Getting serious (and precise) about Christian nationalism
(RNS) — We’ve seen what Christian nationalism is. What it’s not is perhaps more important.
How Heschel and King bonded over the Hebrew prophets
(RNS) — Black History Month is a fitting moment to recall a brief, remarkable friendship that permanently transformed America.
Rare Winston Churchill paintings of historic mosque, cathedral up for auction
(RNS) — Paintings by the former British prime minister of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech will be put on sale at Christie’s.