(RNS) The policy change represents the end of a long and bitter struggle over whether to accept gay members that began more than two years ago when it allowed gay youths to participate, but not adults.
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) Their projects range from a zero-waste synagogue in Boulder, Colo., to global development work after natural disasters.
(RNS) Though several black denominations oppose same-sex marriage, many also object to religious exemptions in nondiscrimination laws.
(RNS) Some faith leaders said continued support for the BSA would hinge on whether religiously affiliated troops would be allowed to choose their own leaders.
(RNS) Despite the “no” vote, several U.S. conferences of Seventh-day Adventists have ordained women in recent years.
(RNS) “I feel good. I do get tired a little more than before. But nevertheless if the Lord opens doors, we’ll keep going.”
(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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The prominent building on the skyline of the nation’s capital includes windows containing an image of the controversial flag.