(RNS) Joshua DuBois continues to send devotional messages to President Obama every morning, even though he stepped down in February as director of Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Author Archives: Adelle M. Banks
About Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal, and the Orlando Sentinel.
Before coming to RNS, she was a full-time religion reporter for six years in Orlando, covered the beat during part of her time in Syracuse and contributed to religion coverage at the other papers. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., 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) “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history but religious leaders say it should spark increased attention about today’s race relations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out.
(RNS) Across the country, water has become more than a resource used in occasional baptism rites. It has become personal, a way for worshippers to live out their faith.
Rachel Maddow reports on the Senate chaplain using his opening prayer to criticize the behavior of members of Congress for shutting down the government.
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, who preached the gospel for more than seven decades, has written his 32nd book: “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.” Here is a sampling of the thoughts of the 94-year-old evangelist.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Fifty years after a KKK bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., shook hopes for a colorblind country, the four girls who died are getting their due.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We can never forget as we celebrate, as we remember … that it was that faith and the spirit of God itself that fueled, that infused the movement that led to great change and transformation,” said the Rev. Bernice King.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Aug. 24, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Religion News Service interviewed people of faith at the commemoration about what it meant to them.