CHICAGO (RNS) — Thousands of people came out for a faith community-led march celebrating Juneteenth on Friday afternoon (June 19) through downtown Chicago’s Grant Park, home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions.
CHICAGO (RNS) — People of faith are taking a more active role in the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death that have spread from Minneapolis to all 50 states and around the world.
CHICAGO (RNS) — By 7 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25), 17 people stood in line at Kolatek’s Bakery, wrapping around the produce section of the store, ready to buy the fried dough stuffed with a myriad of jams and custards. A signal that Lent is a day away — and today is one last chance to feast.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The civil rights activist's life turned into a made-for-TV movie after he became the first Catholic priest to adopt a child.
(RNS) — Last month, Hope Covenant Church opened the first homeless shelter in Chicago’s affluent suburban Village of Orland Park in more than three decades. The overnight shelter is open every Tuesday until April — unless a lawsuit by village officials succeeds.
CHICAGO (RNS) — A group of Chicago churches is joining a growing trend of congregations paying off medical debt for the people in their communities and beyond — and hoping to start a movement.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Windy City has also earned the nickname 'American Medina' as a leading area for Muslim communities in the United States, according to a new Chicago History Museum exhibition.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Illinois (RNS) — Last year, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck bounced a baseball off her bicep, threw a perfect curveball and became a viral sensation. Now she’s nominated for an ESPY.
BOSTON (RNS) — A rash of fires that police say were intentionally set at Jewish community centers around Boston and in Chicago last week has left Jewish groups feeling vulnerable.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Moody Standard, formerly called the Moody Student, is the historic Christian college's longest-running club.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Catholic bishops of the U.S. announced Tuesday (Oct. 23) that at the behest of Pope Francis they will meet for a weeklong retreat in Chicago in January.
CHICAGO (RNS) — New Life Community Church Pastor Mark Jobe is no stranger to Moody Bible Institute — or to helping religious institutions start over in less than ideal circumstances.
LOMBARD, Ill. (RNS) — The congress came 125 years, nearly to the day, that Swami Vivekananda addressed the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, emphasizing "tolerance and universal acceptance.” Not everyone saw the event as an echo of those ideals.
(RNS) — The senior pastor of one of the nation's largest megachurches has been the subject of inquiries into allegations of inappropriate behavior with women in his congregation and on its staff.
CHICAGO (RNS) — For Catholics, a talk about Jesus doesn’t seem controversial. But a lecture by the Rev. James Martin drew about 150 protesters Thursday (March 22) over his views on the church and LGBT people.