(RNS) The act of protest has occurred in several states across the U.S. after the global denomination voted in July not to allow its regional church bodies to ordain women pastors.
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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) The new series follows the trajectory of Winfrey’s career — encouraging people to explore their own faith journeys.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rally on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March addressed a range of grievances connected to justice, including calls to stop deportation and reduce mass incarceration.
(RNS) Both church groups have been supportive of social justice work, ordination of women and inclusion of LGBT people.
(RNS) Experts say his words are a significant shift from the approach he took after the first decade of his ministry.
(RNS) “Deal fairly and openly with causes of scandal when they occur, within the framework of the law,” the guide says.
(RNS) They include a former president of a historic black denomination, the head of an anti-hunger group and an executive of a Sikh organization.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Rally for Moral Action on Climate Justice was timed to coincide with the visit by the world’s newest and most prominent champion of environmental action to save the planet.
(RNS) “Black Catholics are more engaged in their faith,” said Deacon Bill Bradley of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Office for Black Catholics. “They’re not just there to pass through and say, ‘My 45 minutes is up and I did my duty.’ ”