(RNS) “The 20th century had no greater champion of religious freedom — of conscience — than James Dunn,” said Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, former general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee.
Author Archives: Adelle M. Banks
About Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995. She previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., she spearheaded an RNS project on the March on Washington that won a 2014 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council. Banks was a third-place winner in the Religion Newswriters Association’s Religion Reporter of the Year contest in 2011 and 1998. She also has been honored by Associated Church Press.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The prominent building on the skyline of the nation’s capital includes windows containing an image of the controversial flag.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.
(RNS) Some say Moore’s call is a marker of a changing ethos within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination as conservative Christians join in mourning the “Emanuel Nine.” Others wonder if the divide over the flag remains.
(RNS) Advice from a Southern Baptist Convention panel on the impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage: There’s no sheriff at your door. Don’t shun your gay kids. Be prepared to make sacrifices for your beliefs.
(RNS) Southern Baptists were hailed for electing their first African-American president in 2012 but their denomination’s Executive Committee has a mostly white management.
(RNS) “The Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority, nor is the culture itself, but the Bible is God’s final authority about marriage and on this book we stand,” said the Rev. Ronnie Floyd.