Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting
(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.
How law-and-order evangelicals helped shape today’s criminal justice system
Study: Multiracial churches growing, but racial unity may be elusive
Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote
(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.
Black churchgoers pine for racial progress amid white resistance
(RNS) — For many Black Americans, life in predominantly white and conservative regions can be isolating and lonely.
Muslims in Michigan, a key vote in a must-win state, on track for record turnout
(RNS) — Muslim areas around greater Detroit could be a key factor in who will be president in January.
Poll: Muslim American support for Trump rises, but most plan to vote for Biden
(RNS) — Muslims appeared to be the religious group least likely to support Trump in 2020, according to a new poll that also shows voter registration among Muslims lagging other religious groups.
Kamala Harris is more than her gender and race. She is also the future of American religion.
(RNS) — ‘The Biden-Harris ticket looks a lot more like America’s future,’ said one demographer, ‘and the Trump-Pence ticket looks a lot more like America’s past.’
Khyati Y. Joshi argues equal religious freedom in America is an optical illusion
(RNS) — In her new book, she argues Christianity, especially of the white Protestant variety, undergirds the nation’s institutions and practices and establishes a normative baseline from which all other faiths are seen as abnormal.
NFL’s ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ plan will profane ‘Black national anthem’
(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.
‘More than individual sin’ — Black pastors urge evangelicals to admit systemic racism
(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.
The fire this time
I’m done believing that religion will help Black people get justice in America. It isn’t. Black men and women are still dead.
‘He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd
HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered as “Big Floyd” at a Tuesday funeral in Houston with over 500 attendees.
Activists call for justice, equal remembrance of Breonna Taylor on her 27th birthday
(RNS) — On what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday, theologians and activists lament the insufficient response to her March murder; some see it as a symptom of the systemic devaluing of Black women.
Peaceful church protest in Brooklyn brings disruption, blessing and a call for change
NEW YORK (RNS) — Demonstrators at a church-led peaceful march in Brooklyn prayed for their city and protested for lasting change in the wake of the death of George Floyd.