(RNS) — Just like the music of the civil rights movement, old and new songs are often led by people of faith and sometimes refashioned to appeal to people of a range of backgrounds.
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(RNS) — His rapping is drawing more youth to join the church. That, in turn, will have a positive impact on society, he said.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Voices of Reason, thought to be the only atheist choir in the U.S., performs at events for other religious skeptics while offering the benefits of community for its church-adverse members.
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernstein's lifelong effort to find the solution to 'the 20th century crisis of faith' through music is on moving, and sometimes surprising, display at Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History.
(RNS) — Evangelist Billy Graham may have been the name and face behind the microphone on many a crusade stage, but the team that supported him on and off that stage was an integral part of his ministry.
(RNS) — But 'Just As I Am' was more than a favorite Graham hymn.
Where is Debbie Friedman, now what we really need her?
(RNS) — 'This idea that we need to be at war with each other over worship styles, I find ridiculous,' said center director Brian Hehn.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat.
LONDON (RNS) — 'It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith,' said Paul Northup, the festival's creative director.
Christian rapper Propaganda's new album only mentions "God" in one song. He focuses on racism and injustice instead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A glut of organs up for grabs is in part a consequence of declining church membership across denominations.
We don’t expect religion to make shocking news unless there are sex or financial scandals in the world of the church, synagogue, etc. Add to that theological controversies over the beginning of things (think of headlines about evolution) or the end...
(RNS) A sampling of Prince's more religious songs.