Pastoral Imagination study funded by the Louisville Institute
Faith, medical leaders collaborate to get COVID-19 vaccine in arms of more people
(RNS) — ‘A really wonderful facet of this work is the multifaith cooperation that we’re seeing already,’ said White House official Melissa Rogers.
Can Joe Biden solve the Little Sisters of the Poor dilemma?
(RNS) — Ban Form 700. Then we’ll see who wants to solve the Little Sisters’ problem.
At March for Life, a pivot away from Trump and toward ‘unity’
(RNS) — Unlike last year’s event, 2021’s virtual version of March for Life featured few mentions of former President Trump.
Can Catholic bishops work with the Biden administration?
(RNS) — Reports suggest that the US bishops are ready to wage war on the new administration, but there are many areas where the bishops’ and Biden’s agendas converge.
Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda welcomes TPNW, urges international cooperation to combat pandemic
Samaritan’s Purse field hospitals much in demand as COVID case counts rise
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.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors helps launch #PrayforLA to honor COVID-19 deaths
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Cullors is encouraging people to share photos, artwork, a prayer or meditation of loved ones lost to COVID-19, even as the virus continues to spread and fill up hospital beds across Los Angeles County.
A prayer for a more just, inclusive future for LGBTQ folks in 2021
(RNS) — Protecting all people, no matter who they love, is the first step to going into the future together.
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.
As hurricanes belt Honduras, Christian aid group fights not just water but corruption
(RNS) — As Honduras also grapples with the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Association for a More Just Society expects that the aftermath of the storms will send residents further into poverty.
In Georgia runoff, GOP attacks Warnock by tying him to controversial Chicago preacher
(RNS) — Mentions of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who caused controversy for Barack Obama, are among sound bites mined from the Georgia Senate candidate’s sermons.
Emboldened religious left leaders vow to keep up pressure under Biden
(RNS) — While religious activists welcome the Biden-Harris administration and laud their plans to roll back many of Trump’s policies, liberal leadership doesn’t dilute the potential for further advocacy.
Joe Biden will remove the ‘bully’ from the bully pulpit
(RNS) — Leading with a moral clarity, humility and grace drawn from Catholic roots, Biden may be able to help reclaim faith in the public square as a force for healing and justice.
Once feared as Vatican meddling, Catholic ideas could help America move forward
(RNS) — Americans once feared that Catholic politicians would push Rome’s agenda. But in divisive times, we could do worse than implementing the Church’s principles of reconciliation and multilateralism.