(RNS) — As we approach our national Independence Day this year, I’m inspired to look at the holiday as a chance to commemorate the past, but, even more importantly, to demand a better future.
(RNS) — A newly discovered letter from one former prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention to another reveals a depth of mistrust and suspicion toward the denomination's first black president.
(RNS) — The votes mark an inclusive step forward for the 'most white' of the nation's mainline Protestant denominations, according to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
(RNS) — As we face relentless attacks on our rights and our lives, what role does fear play in our lives today?
BIRMINGHAM (RNS) — For the first time since many can remember, African-Americans and their allies in Alabama have a real chance of electing a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. But many black pastors across the state are reluctant to endorse Democrat Doug Jones from the pulpit.
(RNS) — Given the history of slavery and racism practiced by white Reformed Christians, black people are an unlikely group to identify as Reformed. But that doesn't mean it didn't resonate.
(RNS) The last of the three 'Confessions of a Christian Nation' videos apologizes for the church's role in oppressing Native Americans.
(RNS) While she is not the first black female bishop in the Episcopal Church, those who preceded her held the title of “suffragan bishop,” a subordinate to the diocesan bishop.
When Bishop Jackson gave Trump a tallit, it was not an innocent gesture.
ST. LOUIS — Investigators have yet to confirm that race was the motive. If race or religion proves to be the reason, police will seek to have the incidents prosecuted as hate crimes.
ST. LOUIS — The latest incident is being investigated along with the five other church fires that have happened in the area since Oct. 8.
(RNS) Hollywood has a long history of casting white actors in faith films. But Sony's “War Room,” out Aug. 28, will be different.
(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore's proposed solution -- diversifying worship spaces -- will take some work. Of 50,500 Southern Baptist congregations, 3,502 identify as predominantly African-American, or about 7 percent.
(RNS) “There are people in our community that ... are only going to sit down and listen to you talk about separation of church and state for so long,” said Kimberly Veal, a Chicago-based black atheist.
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