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.
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 one in four evangelicals who are largely ambivalent on the question of homosexuality won’t necessarily be leading the charge for gay rights, but they’re well known in their churches and what they say (or don’t say) can have an impact.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The findings dovetail previous studies that showed black and Hispanic cancer patients were more likely than whites to want to extend their lives through aggressive end-of-life care.
(RNS) The wives of men who claim to have visited heaven in a near-death experience are now telling their side of the story. And for the spouses, life changes nearly as much as it did for the men they nearly lost.
WASHINGTON (RNS) At a House Budget committee hearing on Wednesday (July 31), the two prominent Catholics — Rep. Paul Ryan, R. Wis., and Sister Simone Campbell — had a chance to square off as the sister testified before Ryan’s committee about hardship in America as the nation nears the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty.”
(RNS) For a growing number of people who don’t identify with a faith — 51 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated — Camp Quest fills a void.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The nuns have teamed up with the bishops and have their eyes set on the 61 GOP Catholic House members. More specifically, they are pinpointing lawmakers from Florida, Texas and California.
(RNS) The suit is being brought by four young men and two of their parents, who claim that JONAH induced them to pay for services by making deceptive claims that sexual orientation is a choice that can be changed.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Previous Pentagon spending bills protected the “beliefs” of service members and chaplains, but the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act would expand protections to include religious “actions and speech.”