(RNS) — There is a solution that can help us connect with the needs of communities in faraway places, one that sits on many street corners in our downtowns and backroads in our country and theirs: local churches.
NEW YORK (RNS) — As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in Virginia, a Harlem church joins others that have represented the enduring faith of slaves, free blacks and their descendants.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Many retired but architecturally significant houses of worship are surviving by converting to new uses that benefit their neighborhoods or cities in ways their original congregants might approve but never imagined.
BOSTON (RNS) — For many people of faith in the Bay State, legalization hasn’t burned away the moral issues that come with using drugs for fun.
EDMOND, Okla. (RNS) — In the Bible Belt state, churches have become a crucial community partner with government officials to address a foster care crisis.
(RNS) — FEMA changed its eligibility requirements in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and at the behest of President Trump.
(RNS) — At a time when decommissioned houses of worship are converted into nightclubs, restaurants, or condominiums, a different kind of transformation is preserving churches and synagogues as sacred spaces.
LONDON (AP) — 'God is creative and produces new technologies and so should we,' said Graham Hunter, vicar for St. John's church in London.
(RNS) — A conference on opioid addiction will bring together clinicians, clergy and educators to the tip of southern Appalachia to begin a yearlong conversation on ways churches can help heal and support those caught in the epidemic’s grip.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (RNS) — One of the two surviving sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 and who remain on the job today recalled King's last sermon and his continuing legacy.
(RNS) — The failure to gut the law was celebrated by faith leaders and nonprofit groups who say it protects them from political coercion.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An ethereal city graced with sunlight so bright it turns the white stone skyline gold at sunset, Jerusalem is also an earthbound city whose teachers must be paid and whose garbage must be collected.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The move, allegedly for building safety, hygiene and noise violations, is prompting allegations that the government of President Paul Kagame is trampling on religious freedom in the tiny East African nation.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Trump tweeted last year that Texas churches should be 'entitled to reimbursement from FEMA' for aiding Hurricane Harvey victims. State officials followed up and asked him to change the policy.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — Within 24 hours of the mass shooting, another church in town sprang into action, as the coordinating center for the emergency response.