Poor People’s Campaign mourns 250K COVID deaths, calls for stimulus relief
(RNS) — The group, led by the Rev. William Barber, is staging a national service of eulogy and remembrance two miles from the U.S. Capitol.
Tom Hanks, Joanne Rogers to raise money to rebuild Tree of Life Synagogue site
Muslim Pro, a popular prayer app, stops providing user data to firm selling to US military
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.
Catholic bishops broadcast mixed messages about Biden’s victory
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops conference has taken a more cautious tone over time despite initially congratulating the president-elect on his victory.
How law-and-order evangelicals helped shape today’s criminal justice system
(RNS) — Evangelicals have largely championed the rise of mass incarceration, writes Aaron Griffith in his new book. They’ve also undertaken novel ministries to try to bring compassion, healing and conversion to those behind bars.
Dorothy Day’s granddaughter sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in
(RNS) — Martha Hennessy received the lightest sentence of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 — the group of Catholic pacifists who broke into the Navy base 40 miles south of Brunswick, Georgia, on April 4, 2018.
The campaign is over. Will a Biden-Harris administration deliver on its interfaith promises?
(Interfaith America) — Leveraging the religious and ethical values of millions of Americans – both to build religious pluralism, and to solve social problems – could be a lasting legacy of their administration.
A blue surprise? As Arizona trends toward Biden, Latino voters stand out
(RNS) — The election results in Arizona are a testament to the grassroots organizing work that has been present in the state for the past 10 years.
Study: Multiracial churches growing, but racial unity may be elusive
(RNS) — Diversity is a one-way street, the new study found. In nearly all cases, Blacks are joining mostly white congregations. Few whites join predominantly Black churches.
Hillsong founder Brian Houston announces investigation after NYC pastor Carl Lentz’s firing
NEW YORK (RNS) — ‘We are launching an independent investigation into the inner workings of Hillsong NYC/ East Coast. We need a solid foundation for a fresh start and new beginning,’ Houston said in a tweet Thursday (Nov. 12).
Anxiety, loneliness and spiritual isolation characterize life in prison during pandemic
NEW YORK (RNS) — Religious practices of all sorts are fixtures of community for those inside — and all have been stymied by the pandemic lockdowns.
Across America, Muslims are becoming a fixture on the disaster relief landscape
(RNS) — Muslim American philanthropies are increasingly turning their volunteer efforts to emergency relief projects in the U.S.
5 Faith-facts about VP-elect Kamala Harris, a Black Baptist with a Hindu family
(RNS) — Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris, the 55-year-old senator from California whom Joe Biden picked Tuesday (Aug. 11) as his running mate.
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.