(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.
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.
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.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people — led by clergy, civil rights veterans and activists — gathered in the nation’s capital on Aug. 24, 2013 to remember the 1963 March on Washington. These photos give a glimpse of what it was like to be there.
(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of the event, whether the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream has been achieved and how the 1963 march shaped their faith.
Aug. 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day in history, King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. These archival images take a look back at civil rights events leading up to the march, as well as moments from that day.