Donate to RNS


Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have bolstered the conservative wing of the Supreme Court. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)

How the Supreme Court found its faith and put ‘religious liberty’ on a winning streak

By Steven K. Green — April 13, 2021

(The Conversation) — Prioritizing religious liberty claims over health and bias concerns, the conservative majority has skewed the concept.

More Stories
Anti-coup protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, April 8, 2021. They walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township with slogans to show their disaffection for military coup. (AP Photo)

Baptists of Burma organize multiethnic diaspora rally in DC against coup in Myanmar

By Bob Smietana — April 9, 2021

(RNS) — Baptists and members of other ethnic Burmese churches will gather in DC in support of protests against the coup in Myanmar.

The Rev. Frederick Haynes III was one of several faith leaders to speak in opposition to proposed legislation affecting Texas elections. The group gathered April 7, 2021, in front of the Capitol in Austin and livestreamed their event for more to see. Screengrab from the Texas Impact Facebook Live

Texas faith leaders condemn new election bills as Jim Crow dressed up in a ‘tuxedo’

By Jack Jenkins — April 8, 2021

(RNS) — Faith leaders in Texas are accusing Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans of using ‘election integrity’ as an excuse to enact restrictive laws that target voters of color.

The Rev. William Barber II speaks during a virtual Easter vigil service April 3, 2021, titled “Easter in Jerusalem: The Sabeel Community Celebrates Holy Saturday 2021,” led by a Christian activist group in Jerusalem. Video screengrab

William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians

By Daoud Kuttab — April 6, 2021

(RNS) — Barber’s appearance served to recognize Christians in the Palestinian liberation movement, which some American evangelicals paint as an apocalyptic conflict between Christians and Muslims.

Andy Ngo, left, at a Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit in 2019 with U.S. Rep Dan Crenshaw. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

Andy Ngo, antifa critic, dropped as speaker by Christian conference Q Ideas  

By Bob Smietana — April 5, 2021

(RNS) — Organizers said they believed the conservative social media personality was an independent journalist and antifa expert.

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Biden: ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the lessons of Easter’

By Joe Biden — April 2, 2021

(RNS) — We know that the crisis is not yet over, but as Easter heralds the return of spring, we see signs of hope all around us.

This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Younger US Mormons voted for Biden, but Trump performed well overall

By Jana Riess — April 1, 2021

(RNS) — Millennials and Mormons of color chose Biden over Trump, but overall, two-thirds of US LDS Church members voted Republican.

Some evangelical leaders are trying to counter Christian nationalist misinformation over vaccines. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19

By Monique Deal Barlow — April 1, 2021

(RNS) — Some who identify as Christian nationalists believe they will be protected from any disease.

Marchers carry a large rainbow flag down Congress Street during the annual Pride parade in Portland, Maine. Photo by Mercedes Mehling/Unsplash/Creative Commons

Black religious leaders, stand with our LGBTQ family

By Cornel West, Frederick A. Davie — March 30, 2021

(RNS) — Black LGBTQ leaders have labored alongside us so that all Black Americans could experience equality.

People leave incense sticks in a pot of rice to honor the eight victims of the Atlanta area spa shootings during a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?

By Shane Claiborne — March 30, 2021

(RNS) — The gun crisis in America is a spiritual and moral crisis.

From left, Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, on Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion

By Adelle M. Banks — March 30, 2021

(RNS) — Even among fellow Catholics, partisanship permeates views of Biden’s religion.

The Angel of Death and the First Passover in Egypt. Image courtesy of Creative Commons

Passover’s promise of a safer place is America’s story this year

By Gabrielle Giffords — March 26, 2021

(RNS) — The former congresswoman and gun safety activist on Passover in a time of trauma.

Christ on the cross is seen at a polling station on the lower level of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska, on Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

We have the chance to redeem voting rights

By Jim Wallis, Barbara Williams-Skinner — March 26, 2021

(RNS) — Complicity in the attacks on the vote could erode the number of Americans attracted to Christianity.

Page 1 of 957