(RNS) As the unholy creation of white Christian ministers, it is tragically appropriate that the Religion of the Lost Cause should come to an end with a devotee murdering black Christians in a church in the city where the Civil War began. On the 150th anniversary of the faith’s creation, let that be Dylann Roof’s legacy.
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Sojourners Summit zeroed in on domestic violence as a human rights issue, hoping to shine the spotlight on a problem little talked about in many Christian circles.
(RNS) The woman who spotted, reported, and followed the vehicle driven by alleged Charleston, S.C., shooter Dylann Roof says God was working through her.
(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.
Another mass shooting. This time it was a humble church, the oldest AME church in the South, where people had gathered for a prayer meeting.
(RNS) Advice from a Southern Baptist Convention panel on the impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage: There’s no sheriff at your door. Don’t shun your gay kids. Be prepared to make sacrifices for your beliefs.