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After Middle Church fire, advice from houses of worship that have survived disaster

By Adelle M. Banks — December 15, 2020

(RNS) — ‘Document everything. Cross every T. Dot every I,’ says an African Methodist Episcopal pastor whose Tennessee church building was hit by a tornado.

Keeping safe while serving, church groups tackle pandemic and protests

By Joshua Eaton — June 30, 2020

(RNS) — Through a series of crises, church leaders have had to navigate how to meet people’s needs while keeping their volunteers safe.

How a rally for the right in Charlottesville emboldened a resurgent Religious Left

By Jack Jenkins — April 17, 2020

(RNS) — From a new book by RNS correspondent Jack Jenkins that chronicles a new era of progressive activism and the hard work of reforging connections and reckoning with past mistakes required to revive a movement.

Chicago churches join growing movement of congregations paying off medical debt

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 28, 2019

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.

Christian leaders call for Day of Prayer in support of impeachment inquiry

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 8, 2019

(RNS) — More than 80 Christian leaders are calling for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday (Oct. 13) ‘for the truth to be revealed through the impeachment inquiry.’

Boisterous faith leaders and a silent Pete Buttigieg rally against Trump at White House

By Jack Jenkins — June 12, 2019

(RNS) — Despite being repeatedly blocked by federal agents and the mysterious closure of a park across from the White House, the demonstrators still got their message of resistance to the president across.

Clergy arrested outside McConnell’s office while protesting health care bill

By Madeleine Buckley — July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Protestors said they want McConnell know it’s immoral to cut Medicaid because it helps many children, seniors, and disabled persons.

‘Moral Mondays’ leader starts ‘moral revolution’ tour

By Adelle M. Banks — March 29, 2016

(RNS) “Way too much of our national discourse has been poisoned by hateful language and policies,” said the Rev. William J. Barber II.

Rachel Held Evans, others nominated to advise President Obama

By Adelle M. Banks — February 1, 2016

(RNS) She joins ministers from the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church nominated to a White House advisory council.

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