(RNS) — As a new study shows that multiracial churches are on the rise, leaders of intercultural congregations say it takes perseverance to maintain diversity in their pulpits and their pews.
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(RNS) — Austin Channing Brown, author of 'I'm Still Here,' talked to Religion News Service about how the church is missing out when it doesn't listen to black voices, how awkward even progressive spaces can be and how white people can be less...
(RNS) — Black men nationwide are still disproportionately killed by police. Each name turned hashtag reminds us that the scales of justice seem permanently tilted away from black and brown people in the United States.
(RNS) — If we benefit from the status quo, we can seek to maintain it rather than recognize that a wheel of injustice might be grinding our neighbor down. King shone a light on that injustice and it often made white Christians uncomfortable. His...
(RNS) — 'Our scripture says we’re all created in the image of God and are, therefore, of equal and immeasurable worth in the eyes of our Creator,' reads an open letter to the education secretary from the founder of The Expectations Project.
(RNS) — A new survey published by LifeWay Research suggests Protestant churches still are diversifying slowly — despite reports of a 'quiet exodus' of people of color from predominantly white evangelical churches.
(RNS) — 'The church has really failed to be present with Jesus behind bars, and because we’ve failed to go be present with Jesus behind bars, our faith has been impoverished,' said Dominique DuBois Gilliard.
(RNS) — While he is remembered for speaking out against racism and segregation during his later revivals, some scholars argue that he gave white evangelicals a safe alternative to civil rights engagement.
(RNS) — The council is largely out of step with the groups they claim to represent, religious Americans in general and evangelicals more specifically.
(RNS) We asked Sister Simone Campbell, who leads NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.
(RNS) We asked Margari Aziza Hill, MuslimARC co-founder, to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.
(RNS) — Christian, evangelical, feminist activist Lisa Sharon Harper explains how she came to lead the 'Ruby Woo' pilgrimage.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The 84-year-old Nation of Islam leader dove into all sorts of controversies – from slavery to the unhealthy water in Flint, Mich., to current reports of sexual harassment by national leaders and celebrities.
(RNS) — There is no surprise that Mormon whiteness is newly discussed at a time when alt-right agitators and Charlottesville demonstrators have provoked discussion of the meaning of 'white.'
Has Reverend Al Sharpton changed? Let's hope so.