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Gore says climate crisis like ‘nature hike right through the Book of Revelation’

By Adelle M. Banks — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The transition to a cleaner future can also be a transition to a more just and equitable future,’ he said at a Black Interfaith Project event.
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Grove City board accepts full CRT report, says college promoted CRT

By Kathryn Post — May 15, 2022
(RNS) — The conservative Christian college has been at the center of a politicized clash over critical race theory since November.

A tuition-free Jesuit school comes with lifelong investment

By Kathryn Post — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — The middle school employs Jesuit values as it supports students from underserved communities from ‘fourth grade through a lifetime.’

Grove City faculty say college is facing a ‘fight for the soul’

By Kathryn Post — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — A new report on critical race theory only added fuel to the dispute that has engulfed the Christian college.

If Roe goes, Black church leaders expect renewed energy for elections

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — One leader is ‘expecting great mobilization of the African American community and in communities where people recognize the importance of giving a person a choice.’

Grove City College rejects ‘wokeness,’ CRT in new report

By Kathryn Post — April 25, 2022
(RNS) — A new report from the conservative Christian college characterized inviting historian Jemar Tisby to speak at a 2020 chapel as a 'mistake.'

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers eulogy after police killing of Patrick Lyoya

By Kathryn Post — April 22, 2022
(RNS) — 'We were created in the image of God,' Sharpton said. 'And what God put together, you don’t have the right to violate.'

Atheists, spurred by growing ranks, gather for first time since start of pandemic

By Heather Greene — April 20, 2022
ATLANTA (RNS) — Despite frustrations with the current political climate, there was an overall sense of hope buoyed by the growing number of young people identifying as nonbelievers.

Renovations complete, Washington’s LDS temple provides rare public glimpse inside

By Adelle M. Banks — April 18, 2022
KENSINGTON, Maryland (RNS) — ‘It’s a conduit for heaven for a lot of us,' said a church member, 'where we believe that’s where we can commune with God here on earth.'

House Republicans dishonor an iconic Florida judge

By Mark Silk — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — The latest in culture-war cancel culture.

Grand Rapids pastors mobilize in wake of fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya

By Kathryn Post — April 15, 2022
(RNS) — 'We think that our faith perspective is critical in this hour,' said Pastor Jathan K. Austin.

National Association of Evangelicals launches racial justice collaborative

By Adelle M. Banks — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — The initiative comes at a time when other evangelical organizations have also attempted to work on race relations in long-term initiatives.

Chicago church’s plan to fast from ‘whiteness’ for Lent gets pushback

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 8, 2022
CHICAGO (RNS) — News of First United Church of Oak Park's plan to 'fast from whiteness' for Lent drew so many responses, many of them critical, that its website crashed.
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