(RNS) “The church is jumping in to lend its support — not to lead it — which is a different place from where the black church has been historically,” said Baltimore pastor Jamal-Harrison Bryant.
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.
(RNS) Future evangelists — most notably Billy Graham — followed a pattern set by Whitefield of making the most of the media available in their time.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “’Love your neighbor as yourself’ means you picture yourself being choked and surrounded by five men while you say, ‘I can’t breathe,’” said Scott Slayton, a white Southern Baptist pastor in Chelsea, Ala.
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 100,000 “pro-life” evangelicals support the EPA’s plan to limit carbon pollution, citing concerns about children’s health and changes to the environment.
(RNS) “In summary, the topic of a Bible course in the Mustang School District is no longer a discussion item nor is there a plan to provide such a course in the foreseeable future,” Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals are a key voting bloc for the GOP, but on immigration some are taking a pragmatic step away from the party.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Dozens of faith leaders and consumer advocates are urging members of Congress to create a national 36 percent interest rate cap for payday lenders instead of the three-digit rates currently charged to people in several states.
WASHINGTON (RNS) For 16 years, the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy has split his time between advocating for religious freedom in Washington and preaching on Sundays in Louisiana. Starting next month, he’ll only have one job.
(RNS) The suit charges that the Navy inconsistently requires accommodation of religious practices for sailors while not permitting a humanist chaplain because “the Navy does not consider Humanism to be a religion.”