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Hundreds arrested at Capitol while protesting for voting rights, minimum wage

By Jack Jenkins — August 2, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Monday's action on the Hill constituted one of the largest mass-arrest nonviolent protests at the Capitol in recent memory.
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Expert in faith-based disaster management new leader of Homeland Security center

By Adelle M. Banks — August 2, 2021
(RNS) — Marcus T. Coleman, the former interim director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2017 to 2018 and a special assistant for it from 2013 to 2016, starts his new role on Monday (Aug. 2).

CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — 'Faith communities are really good at doing this, walking with people through adversity until they get out the other side,' she said.

During Disability Pride, Religious institutions still behind on accessibility

By Kathryn Post — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed moment for civil rights law, yet religious entities remain exempt from ADA requirements.

AME Zion leader Staccato Powell removed as bishop after facing financial accusations

By Adelle M. Banks — July 29, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The Trial Committee recommended Bishop Staccato Powell be disrobed, meaning Bishop Staccato Powell would no longer be recognized as consecrated to the office of Bishop,’ read trial minutes.

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church celebrates paid-off debts at major meeting

By Adelle M. Banks — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Livingstone College, Hood seminary, and Clinton College — debts have all been satisfied,’ announced AME Zion Bishop George Edward Battle Jr.

In 2010, the US apologized to Native Americans. A new spiritual movement aims to recognize it.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — Others feel the apology is inadequate and should not be accepted by Native Americans.

Alleged victims say ACNA church leaders failed to acknowledge their abuse allegations

By Kathryn Post — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — Ten people in all have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a volunteer leader in the Anglican Church in North America.

Police officer says Jan. 6 insurrectionists ‘perceived themselves to be Christians’

By Jack Jenkins — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I saw the Christian flag directly to my front,’ recounted police officer Daniel Hodges. ‘Another read ‘Jesus is my savior, Trump is my president.’’

‘This is our Selma moment,’ clergy leaders announce on eve of 27-mile voting rights march to Austin

By Yonat Shimron — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — On Wednesday (July 28), the Rev. William J. Barber II will lead clergy and laypeople on a four-day, 27-mile march from Georgetown to Austin, Texas, to protest the rollback of voting rights and demand federal action.

Lonely no more: Questioning Christians find belonging on TikTok

By Renée Roden — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Deconstructing the faith of one's childhood can be a lonely undertaking. For many of these church exiles, TikTok has filled the gap.

Billy Graham’s grandson Jonathan Lotz, son of Anne Graham Lotz, in hospital with COVID-19

By Adelle M. Banks — July 26, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Pray he will not have to go on a ventilator,’ his mother asked on social media, ‘and that his health will be fully restored.’

Mary, mother of Jesus, returns as an icon for pop stars and social justice warriors

By Whitney Bauck — July 26, 2021
(RNS) — She’s showing up on everything from guitar gear to luxury coats — and people of all backgrounds are flocking to her.
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