WASHINGTON (RNS) Before Pope Francis even landed, fans gathered at watch parties awaiting his arrival or declaring their support of some of his favorite issues.
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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) Here are snapshots of the history of Catholics in the archdioceses of Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
(RNS) David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” takes a different role — a murderer on the run who surrenders to faith.
(RNS) He’ll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and the curious for decades. From the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, here are a few of the churches on Pope Francis’ itinerary.
(RNS) The request comes less than a month after a coalition of religious and secular organizations sent Obama a letter saying the current policy will tarnish his legacy of fair and equal treatment for all Americans.
(RNS) The International Mission Board of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination is running out of cash reserves.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Signatories of the new letter say a 2007 memo is being cited by some government-funded groups to refuse medical care to some sexual abuse victims or discriminate against LGBT employees.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) A recent Pew Research Center survey showed that historically black denominations are not losing their share of the U.S. population. Why is that?
(RNS) As the “Black Lives Matter” movement has grown, it has been accompanied by practical theologies of people who feel called to act on their faith in pursuit of racial justice.