WASHINGTON (RNS) The leader of Bread for the World compared the U.S. rates of infant mortality to a “massive terrorist attack” as he released the Christian anti-hunger group’s annual report Monday that showed the costs of hunger in this country.
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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) At 61, Tim and Charlotte Cearley expected to serve at least another five years. But they see early retirement as a way to let younger missionaries take their place.
(RNS) Seventeen of the more than 50 Unitarian Universalist Association churches that posted signs have seen them defaced or stolen — sometimes more than once.
(RNS) “There are so many people who say, ‘What in the world can we do?’” said the Rev. Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA. “We’re hopeful and prayerful that God will use this not as an event but as a movement.”
(RNS) Film producer/director Martin Doblmeier hopes the series will not only teach viewers about the role of chaplains but also give them insights into faiths that are different from their own — something that chaplains may experience on a daily basis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When church leaders, including predecessor, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, welcomed him into the cathedral, Curry declared himself a “child of God, baptized in St. Simon of Cyrene Church,” the Maywood, Ill., congregation where his father served as a priest.
WASHINGTON (RNS) After personally seeing the bodies of the Amish schoolchildren prepared for a funeral after being gunned down in 2006, Schenck began to realize he needed to care more about life outside the womb, too.
(RNS) Curry will be installed as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on Sunday (Nov. 1). He talked to RNS about some of the challenges ahead.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Although mainline Christians have worked together for years on interfaith initiatives, the work of evangelicals and Muslims is a newer dimension in efforts to foster religious understanding.