WASHINGTON (RNS) “We call upon our Creator God today to move the stone named Mitch McConnell that stands between Loretta Lynch and her confirmation,” prayed the Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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) “Gospel music is what fuels my love of music in general,” first lady Michelle Obama said.
(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.”
OLNEY, Md. (RNS) Judas was a man, right? Historically, yes, but not always on stage in castings for “Godspell” or “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
(RNS) After becoming one of the nation’s best-known pastors, Schuller watched his megachurch empire — started in a drive-in theater — crumble amid huge debt and family squabbles over leadership.
(RNS) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” miniseries was criticized as too white. Now they’re back with “A.D.,” and the cast is more multicultural than you might imagine.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) While strangers paint her as a one-issue woman, Bishop Yvette Flunder has been hailed by those who know her as a leader with a “radically inclusive” agenda of compassion, aimed at getting everyone — gay, straight, black, white, immigrant and native — at the table.
(RNS) A Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian sacrificed their lives in connection with the Alabama voting rights protests.