(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
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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.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) “There is a possibility that on gay rights and marriage equality, God is speaking more through the judiciary than God is speaking through the United Methodist Church,” he says.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Being a pastor is “the greatest preparation that a person can have for public service,” Huckabee said in a 2007 interview.
(RNS) “How do you have an unshattered faith in the face of the death of your son?” said the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas. “That is what black faith has always been about.”
Supporters of gay marriage easily outnumbered opponents, who were drowned out by shouts of “Love Must Win!” and “Marriage Now!”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We call upon our Creator God today to move the stone named Mitch McConnell that stands between Loretta Lynch and her confirmation,” prayed the Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Gospel music is what fuels my love of music in general,” first lady Michelle Obama said.
(RNS) Michael Eric Dyson called Taylor’s preaching style a blend of brilliant metaphors and an “uncanny sense of rhythmic timing put to dramatic but not crassly theatrical effect.”