Keeping safe while serving, church groups tackle pandemic and protests
(RNS) — Through a series of crises, church leaders have had to navigate how to meet people’s needs while keeping their volunteers safe.
Valarie Kaur: ‘Revolutionary love is showing up in the labor for justice’
(RNS) — The filmmaker, lawyer and civil rights activist talks about her debut book, ‘See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.’
Muslim groups decry ‘excessive’ prosecution of lawyers charged with torching police car
(RNS) – Thousands of organizations and individuals have signed onto statements in support of the minority lawyers, who face possible life sentences over charges of setting fire to an empty police vehicle.
We can’t cancel ‘white Jesus,’ but we can keep telling our church’s story
(RNS) — Today the Evangelical Covenant Church that commissioned Warner Sallman’s portrait of Christ is creating art that reflects the beauty and diversity of God’s Kingdom.
France’s ‘hip’ female rabbi draws Muslims, Christians and Jews in a time of crisis
(RNS) — One of only four female rabbis in France, Delphine Horvilleur calls herself a storyteller, and one who believes that ‘God has a good sense of humor.’
Black children in foster care need relief from systemic racism, too
(RNS) — We need to support Black families to keep them together and prevent generation after generation of children from achieving their full potential.
Rabbi Sandra Lawson on how not to treat Jews of color
(RNS) — “When someone looks different, that is not the time to ask a bunch of personal questions. It’s a time to say, ‘Welcome. Thank you so much for coming,’” says Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Elon University.
‘Your fight is my fight’: Latino clergy and faith leaders rally behind Black Lives Matter
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘We cannot say that immigrant lives matter, if we can’t say that Black Lives Matter.’
In the wake of rocky polling, Trump camp doubles down on conservative Christians
(RNS) — But experts say the real question is whether his efforts will win over moderate evangelicals, who appear to be second-guessing their support for Trump.
Surveys suggest protests, not pandemic, have lost Trump white evangelical support
(RNS) — Since the protests against the killing of George Floyd began a month ago, a survey shows a 10 percentage point swing among white evangelicals to Joe Biden.
After arrest, teenage Muslim protester and volunteer medic made to remove hijab for booking photo
(RNS) — Civil rights advocates are accusing Miami correctional officers of violating the teen’s religious rights.
California bishops say protesters ‘failed the test’ of history in toppling Junipero Serra statues
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference said Serra was ‘a man ahead of his times who made great sacrifices to defend and serve the indigenous population.’
Solidarity, not charity: Why mutual aid reemerged in the pandemic, and is flourishing amid protests
(RNS) — Through mutual aid, activists and faith leaders argue, communities can bring to life a better world — one that is free of hierarchies.
The Islamic history behind the George Floyd protests
(RNS) — Islam has a deep backstory in the continuing drama of resistance, protest and race in America.
‘Racialized policing’ program takes faith leaders from grief to action
(RNS) — As the White House and Congress debate nationwide actions, participants say they have come away from their studies with determination to push for change in their communities.