Faiths

Annual March for Life goes virtual amid COVID-19, unrest at US Capitol
By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — The annual anti-abortion demonstration has brought supporters to the nation's capital each year since the first anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1974 to hear from speakers and march to the Supreme Court building.
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2021 might be unpredictable, but don’t ditch your datebook. Planning can be a spiritual exercise
By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 15, 2021
(RNS) —  The beginning of another pandemic year largely locked down at home, the future still uncertain, may be the perfect time to flip the page in a new planner.
Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home
By Roxanne Stone — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.
Moms of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin portrayed in new book
By Adelle M. Banks — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — The book by Anna Malaika Tubbs about Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin provides details of their lives of faith, discipline and sacrifice.
Outgoing House chaplain says the job is to ‘be a counterpoint to the dominant spirit of this place’
By Jack Jenkins — January 15, 2021
(RNS) – The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy likened watching Congress debate in person the first time to 'when my parents were arguing past one another.'
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta
By Roxanne Stone — January 15, 2021
(The Conversation) — One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition which formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.
Full Ramsey Solutions Response
By Bob Smietana — January 15, 2021
"We are horrible people," the financial advice and media company told RNS in a sarcastic email.
Is Dave Ramsey’s empire the ‘best place to work in America’? Say no and you’re out
By Bob Smietana — January 15, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — For years, Dave Ramsey has boasted that his company is the best place to work in the country. COVID-19 and a failure by a high-profile leader put that to the test.
Cardinal Pell calls for more laity involvement in Vatican financial reform efforts
By Claire Giangravé — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — Lay men and women bring expertise and knowledge that the Vatican lacks, said Pope Francis' former financial reform czar.
Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence?
By Jana Riess — January 15, 2021
The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.
Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.
By Paul O'Donnell — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.
Joanne Rogers, widow of ‘Mr. Rogers,’ dead at age 92
By Adelle M. Banks — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — The longtime partner of Fred Rogers continued aiding organizations in Pittsburgh — where her husband’s program was produced — as recently as last year.
Houston woman faces historic indictment over female genital cutting
By Aysha Khan — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — The indictment alleges Zahra Badri knowingly transported a minor from the U.S. for the purpose of female genital cutting in 2016.