Biden quotes Bible at Black church meeting, while Trump says his rival is ‘against God’
(RNS) — ‘The night is long, but joy cometh in the morning, and it’s up to us to make sure it does. That’s our charge: deliver America a new dawn,’ Former Vice President Joe Biden said.
After Dorian, Baptist leader and Bahamas native sees devastation, resilience
(RNS) — The Progressive National Baptist president said of some churches after the hurricane: ‘Even the ones that were serving as shelters, most of them have been compromised.’
Kaine, Trump address faithful of different stripes
(RNS) In a speech focused on faith and his fights for civil rights, the Virginia senator made a point of differentiating himself from the Republican nominee for president.
Jimmy Carter pushes for interracial Baptist cooperation
(RNS) His work to bring Baptists of different races together nationwide is morphing into grass-roots attempts to address community needs.
50 years after Voting Rights Act, black churches fighting voting restrictions
(RNS) Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act. Religious and civic groups are now fighting to restore its key provisions.
Civil rights veteran John Lewis urges black clergy to ‘fix’ Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.
Gardner C. Taylor, dean of black preachers, dies at 96
(RNS) Michael Eric Dyson called Taylor’s preaching style a blend of brilliant metaphors and an “uncanny sense of rhythmic timing put to dramatic but not crassly theatrical effect.”
What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?
(RNS) Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama's second term. Here are 10 officials' thoughts about what they’d like to see in the next four years. By Adelle M. Banks and Jeanie Groh.