Norah Jones, Chelsea Clinton headline benefit for fire-ravaged Middle Church
(RNS) — ‘We’re still here,’ said the Rev. Jacqui Lewis. ‘The fire did not destroy our fight for liberty for all, for all people.’
Remembering the Black female leaders of the civil rights movement
(RNS) — The truth is, we remember much of the civil rights movement through its very visible male leaders. But there were so many women, both behind the scenes and on the front lines, who shaped the movement.
Faith and the COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Don’t throw away your shot’
(RNS) — ‘The mayor’s office called, wanting to take a shot with me, but the mayor was too slow. When he called I had already gotten my shot!’ said Pastor Clarence C. Moore, senior pastor of the New Era Church in Indianapolis.
Study: Most Black ‘nones’ believe in God or higher power, fewer pray regularly
(RNS) — Nones comprise about one-fifth — 21% — of Black adults in the U.S. Eighteen percent say their religion is ‘nothing in particular.’
Bishop George Dallas McKinney, founder of St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ, dies at 88
(RNS) — The son of a sharecropper who was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, founded St. Stephen’s Church of God in Christ in 1962.
Atlanta churches near spa attacks pray for victims, community
ATLANTA (RNS) — This past weekend, churches prayed for victims and hoped for an end to racism and violence against women.
Church of God in Christ names Detroit’s Bishop J. Drew Sheard new presiding bishop
(RNS) — The husband of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard of The Clark Sisters was elected on Saturday by the COGIC General Assembly, the denomination announced.
Churches stepping up as COVID-19 vaccine sites across the Washington metropolitan area
(RNS) — ‘We’ve seen several people come out and sign up for this initiative because of it being located at the church,’ said a D.C. health department spokesperson.
Same, but different: Notes on Black Christian solidarity against anti-Asian racism
(RNS) — Being a co-belligerent in the struggle for justice does not mean collapsing all Asian problems into Black ones. Our particular problems and struggles are different.
The Atlanta massacre is yet another reminder we desperately need race-conscious discipleship
(RNS) — Most people don’t understand how Asian Americans have been racialized and how racism actually impacts us.
Suspect in Atlanta spa killings ‘big into religion’
(RNS) — Six of the eight victims were Asian women, raising concerns among the already alarmed Asian American community, which has faced a recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes around the country.
Jesuits pledge $100 million for descendants of people their order enslaved
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The initiative also has a longer-term goal of raising $1 billion.
Faith leaders push back against proposed ‘Souls to the Polls’ voting restrictions
(RNS) — ‘They’re trying, with the voter suppression laws, to create a system of apartheid where they who have the power will retain the power,’ one minister said.
He claimed white Jews gained from white supremacy. Now he’s more popular than ever.
(RNS) — Historian Marc Dollinger is on a quest to analyze Jewish complicity in racism.
Prison Fellowship joins campaign to reform cocaine sentencing guidelines
(RNS) — The president of the evangelical prison ministry said ‘action is needed now to correct this now long-standing injustice.’