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Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol

By Beth Kissileff — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — The chaos at the Capitol was the work of a desperate group, clinging to false beliefs at all costs, unwilling to shift their paradigm. But it is their last gasp. 

Samaritan’s Purse field hospitals much in demand as COVID case counts rise

By Yonat Shimron — January 11, 2021

LENOIR, N.C. (RNS) — The evangelical humanitarian relief organization has trained healthcare workers or treated COVID-19 patients in 30 countries. Its latest field hospital is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trump-supporting Christian leaders and their Sunday messages

By Mariam Fam, Elana Schor, David Crary — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — While some preachers were defiant, one pastor said, ‘We must repent for making the person who occupies the White House more important than the one who occupies our hearts.’

Is killing Lisa Montgomery the best version of justice we have?

By Shane Claiborne — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — Lisa Montgomery is slated to become the first woman executed by the federal government in nearly 70 years, days before her executioner leaves office.

Pope Francis calls for unity after ‘shocking’ Capitol attack

By Claire Giangravé — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Nothing is earned through violence, and everything is lost,’ the pontiff said, offering prayers for the five people who lost their lives during the protests.

How House chaplain calmed tense hours in besieged Capitol with prayers for ‘God’s covering’

By Jack Jenkins — January 9, 2021

(RNS) — As a mob overtook the Capitol and the work of lawmakers ground to a halt, Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben’s work began in earnest.

Witches to GOP: If you summon a demon, have a plan to banish it

By Heather Greene — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — The events of Jan. 6 prove without a doubt the GOP is incapable of controlling what it unleashed with Trump.

Heathens condemn storming of Capitol after Norse religious symbols appear amid mob

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — Lea Svendsen, a heathen author, said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see her articles of faith at the center of the violence.

Truth over power: It is past time for the church to speak plainly about the election

By Esau McCaulley — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — The ongoing protest of the election is not about a search for truth; it is an attempt to shape truth to suit the desires of the powerful.

Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals

By Elana Schor — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — Warnock and Biden are in the vanguard of the Democrats’ evolution toward engagement on spiritual matters.

Evangelicals must denounce the Christian nationalism in Capitol riots

By Jamie Aten, Kent Annan — January 7, 2021

(RNS) — It’s more important than ever for evangelicals to recognize the dangers associated with mistaking our fear for faith — and our faith for politics.

Catholic leaders, progressive and conservative, condemn the violence at the Capitol

By Claire Giangravé — January 7, 2021

VATICAN CITY (RNS) – ‘Those who resort to inflammatory rhetoric must accept some responsibility for inciting the increasing violence in our nation,’ said Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington.

If the mob’s attack on the Capitol surprised you, you weren’t paying attention

By Simran Jeet Singh — January 7, 2021

(RNS) — The truth is, this is precisely who we are. White supremacy is at the foundation of this country.

Tennessee lawmakers hold prayer rally in support of Trump

By Travis Loller — January 7, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Although speakers repeated the debunked claims that Joe Biden did not win the election, they focused on praying for the country and asked supporters to put their trust in God.

Pro-Trump prayer meeting filled with calls for a ‘miracle’

By Bob Smietana — January 6, 2021

(RNS) —  Evangelical and charismatic Trump supporters admitted on a prayer call their hopes the election results would be overturned are likely to be in vain.

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