For Mormons in a faith crisis, the Gospel Topics essays try to answer the hard questions
For the first time, there is a resource to help ordinary LDS members understand the Gospel Topics essays—what they say (which is often a leap forward in the church’s transparency about its history) and, just as importantly, what they don’t say (which is often a lot).
Three church coalitions in the Deep South partner to urge racial reconciliation — and justice
(RNS) — An Alabama pastor said groups already meeting in ‘notorious slave-trading cities in the past’ decided to encourage churches in other cities to take actions toward unity.
Against the darkness: Remembering Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life shooting
(RNS) — At a court hearing for the Tree of Life shooter, two members of one of the affected synagogues came ‘to witness,’ saying, ‘That’s part of Jewish theory, to witness and remember.’
Poll chaplains plan to bring a ‘prayerful presence’ to precincts this Election Day
(RNS) — The New Georgia Project is one of several groups training clergy to be precinct chaplains this Election Day at polling places across the country.
With rising COVID-19 cases inside the Vatican, pressure mounts for Francis to don a mask
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘We are trying to convince him’ to wear a mask, said the Rev. Augusto Zampini, adjunct secretary of the Vatican Department for Promoting Integral Human Development and one of the coordinators of the Vatican COVID-19 commission.
Two years after Pittsburgh shooting, solemn anniversary marked online
(RNS) — Public commemorations of the 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, which killed 11 Pittsburgh Jews, will be livestreamed.
Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?
(RNS) — We need to decide now if we are prepared to refuse the fear and politics that have divided us.
1,000-plus faith leaders call for ‘free and fair election’
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars and other faith-based advocates have signed onto a unique statement that supports a comprehensive path to “a free and fair election” and urges leaders to heed the verdict of “legitimate election results” regardless of who wins in November.