(RNS) A new book, “Thank You, Billy Graham,” has been compiled by the evangelist’s grandchildren, sharing the gratitude expressed by Christians across the globe about his decades of influence.
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) The Rev. Sue Pinnington chose to spend her sabbatical exploring the roles of women bishops in hopes that she can bring back what she learned about leadership to members of the Church of England.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March.
(RNS) Although megachurches were pioneers of the multisite concept, churches with as few as 50 people and as many as 15,000 have tried this approach.
“Ashes to Go” has taken Ash Wednesday outdoors since 2007 and has become an international and interdenominational way to mark the start of Lent.
(RNS) Just as heaven is often depicted as people sitting on clouds strumming harps, “Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation is often similarly reduced in media to a cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets,” the statement says.
(RNS) Although often reluctant to get on board, African-American churches are being encouraged to be more involved in environmental issues from conservation to advocacy.
(RNS) Bernice King had said that her father “MUST be turning in his grave” over her brothers’ attempts to sell his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, calling it “outright morally reprehensible.”
(RNS) In 1917, a missionary couple were told they couldn’t receive support to travel to Liberia with the fledgling Assemblies of God because they were “colored.”